Postgame Notes: #2 Michigan 59, Maryland 3

Nov. 5, 2016

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• With today's win, the Wolverines move to 9-0 for the first time since 2006. Michigan finished that season 11-2, finishing third in the Big Ten but lost to USC in the Rose Bowl.

• Today's matchup marks the sixth meeting between Michigan and Maryland. The Wolverines have a 5-1 record against the Terrapins, including a 4-1 record at Michigan Stadium.

• U-M is outscoring Big Ten opponents, 273-51, in six conference games. Its average margin of victory in those games is 37 points.

• Michigan totaled 660 yards of total offense against Maryland, a new season best. The previous season best was 600 yards (Oct. 8 at Rutgers). Entering today, Michigan averaged 477 yards of total offense.

• Junior quarterback Wilton Speight set a program record for most passing yards in the first half (292). The previous record-holder was Denard Robinson, who had 262 vs. Illinois (2010).

• According to ESPN Stats & Info, Michigan became the first FBS team this season to score a touchdown on all of its first-half drives.

• Today marked the first game the Wolverine offense has featured a 300-yard passer (Wilton Speight -- 362), a 100-yard rusher (De'Veon Smith -- 114) and a 100-yard receiver (Jehu Chesson -- 112) since Oct. 19, 2013, vs. Indiana (Devin Gardner -- 503 passing yards; Jeremy Gallon -- 369 receiving yards; Fitzgerald Toussaint -- 151 rushing yards).

• Fifth-year wide receiver Jehu Chesson racked up 112 receiving yards today, his first game of 100-plus yards of the season (fourth of his career).

Wilton Speight passed for a career-best 362 yards, besting his previous high of 312 yards set against UCF this season.

• Senior Jake Butt became the program's all-time leader for receiving yards from a tight end (1,521). The previous record-holder was Jim Mandich (1967-69; 1,508).

• The U-M offense moved the ball 91 yards on their opening drive today, marking the longest drive since the Wolverines went 98 yards in the first quarter of the season opener vs. Hawaii.

Wilton Speight notched his first career rushing touchdown in the first quarter, sneaking up the middle for a 10-yard score.

• Freshman running back Chris Evans notched a career-long 56-yard reception in the second quarter.

• Freshman wide receiver Kekoa Crawford hauled in his first career touchdown, a nine-yard pass from John O'Korn in the fourth quarter.

• Senior cornerback Delano Hill picked up a career-best two interceptions today, the second and third of his career.

• Senior running back De'Veon Smith scored three touchdowns today, tying a career high (2015: Oregon State). The third touchdown marked his eighth of the season, a new career best.

• Senior fullback Khalid Hill picked up his first career start today. He now has 10 touchdowns on the season (nine rushing, one receiving).

• The Wolverine defense combined for 13 tackles-for-loss today, matching a season high (Sep. 24 vs. Penn State; Oct. 8 at Rutgers). U-M has tallied 10 TFLs six times this season.

• Fifth-year kicker Kenny Allen has made each of his last six field goals, including a 29-yard kick today.

• Attendance is 110,626. This is the 272nd consecutive game with an attendance of more than 100,000.


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