Postgame Notes: Michigan 27, Northwestern 19 (3OT)

Nov. 16, 2013

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• Michigan claimed its 55th victory in 72 games all-time against Northwestern (55-15-2).

• With the win, U-M improved to 9-2 all-time in contests decided by overtime.

• Today's triple-overtime matches the second-longest contest in program history. U-M also went to three overtimes against Michigan State on Oct. 30, 2004 (a 45-37 victory), and vs. Illinois on Nov. 6, 2010 (a 67-65 win). This season's four-overtime game at Penn State on Oct. 12 is the longest game in school history.

• With today's 27-19 victory, the Wolverines have won 75 percent (21-7) of the games at Northwestern.

• After hauling in 10 receptions for 115 yards, fifth-year senior wide receiver Jeremy Gallon became the 10th player in program history to post 1,000 receiving yards or more in a single season. He is the Wolverines' first 1,000-yard receiver since Mario Manningham(1,174) accomplished the feat in 2007.

• Gallon upped his career receiving yard total to 2,393 to move into fourth place among Michigan's all-time leaders in the category, passing Tai Streets (2,284, 1995-98), Roy Roundtree (2,304, 2009-12), Mario Manningham(2,310, 2005-07) and David Terrell (2,317, 1998-00).

• Gallon has posted a reception in 36 consecutive games, which ranks second all-time in U-M history. Braylon Edwards owns the program record with a reception in 38 straight games.

• Freshman tight end Jake Buttposted the first touchdown reception of his career, hauling in an 11-yard TD pass from Gardner in the first overtime period.

• Senior kicker Brendan Gibbonswent 4-for-4 on field goal attempts, including a 44-yard field goal as time expired in regulation to send the game into overtime.

• Sophomore linebacker James Ross III registered the first full sack of his career, tackling Northwestern quarterback Trevor Siemian for a loss of nine yards in the second quarter. He also finished the game with a career-high 13 tackles.

• Junior defensive end Frank Clarkhas recorded a tackle-for-loss in five consecutive games.

• Michigan has won 30 of the last 34 games against Northwestern.

• Head coach Brady Hoke has won all three meetings with Northwestern and is 2-0 at Ryan Field.

• Michigan rushed the ball 45 times for 137 yards after being held to negative rushing totals the previous two games.

• Senior/junior quarterback Devin Gardnercompleted 24-of-43 passes for 226 yards and one touchdown and rushed the ball 17 times for 19 yards and one score.

• It marked Gardner's seventh 200-yard passing game of the season and the 11th of his collegiate career. Gardner needs one more 200-yard performance to move into a tie for fifth place on U-M's all-time list in that category with Jim Harbaugh (1983-86) and Denard Robinson(2009-12).

• Freshman tailback Derrick Greencarried the ball 19 times for 79 yards with a 23-yard long in the contest. His previous high was 11 carries for 58 yards in the season opener against Central Michigan.

• Fellow freshman tailback De'Veon Smithcollected career highs for carries and rushing yards in the contest. Smith rushed nine times for 39 yards after toting the pigskin only seven times for 12 yards all season. He had a 16-yard career long run in the third quarter.

• Senior left tackle Taylor Lewanmade his 45th career start along the offensive line at Northwestern. It is Lewan's 38th straight start at left tackle.

• With seven stops at Northwestern, junior linebacker Desmond Morgan has tallied four or more tackles in 25 straight regular season contests.

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