Nov. 23, 2013
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The game time temperature at the start of today's game was 18 degrees with winds at 19 miles per hour (official conditions according to Weather Channel).
After throwing two touchdown passes against Iowa, senior quarterback Devin Gardner now has 30 for his career, which rank one shy of tying Jim Harbaugh (31, 1983-86) for 10th on U-M's all-time list in that category.
Gardner has accounted for at least two touchdowns in 13 of his last 16 games.
Senior wide receiver Jeremy Gallon led the offense with six receptions for 47 yards and one touchdown, including four catches for 44 yards and one TD in the first half.
With 47 receiving yards against Iowa, Gallon (1,109 receiving yards) moved from eighth to sixth on Michigan's season receiving yardage list, passing Amani Toomer (1,096, 1994) and Jack Clancy (1,077, 1966).
With six receptions, Gallon (155 catches) jumped to sixth on the all-time career receptions list.
Gallon's nine-yard reception for a touchdown with 41 seconds remaining in the half provided the Wolverines with a 21-7 halftime advantage. It was Gallon's team-leading eight TD catch of the year and the 16th of his career.
Gallon's eight receiving touchdowns this season are the most by a U-M player since 2007, when Mario Manningham (12) and Adrian Arrington (8) each posted at least eight TD receptions.
Gallon extended his streak to 37 consecutive games with a reception against Iowa. He could tie record-holder Braylon Edwards (2001-04) for the Michigan record next week against Ohio State.
Sophomore tight end A.J. Williams caught a two-yard touchdown pass to give Michigan a 14-7 lead at 8:31 of the second quarter. It was the first career reception of Williams' career.
Junior defensive end Frank Clark paced the team with 2.5 tackles-for-loss. He has collected at least one TFL in six consecutive games.
Michigan forced three Iowa turnover, all interceptions. It is the second time this season that the Wolverines forced at three opponent miscues (four at Penn State).
Junior Brennan Beyer scored the game's first points on a seven-yard interception return at 13:19 of the first quarter. The first career touchdown for Beyer came on Iowa's first offensive play of the contest. It also marked Beyer's first career INT.
Beyer's touchdown is the third defensive score of the season for the Wolverines: 72-yard interception return by Blake Countess vs. Minnesota and a 24-yard fumble return by Frank Clark at Penn State.
Junior/sophomore cornerback Blake Countess collected his Big Ten-leading fifth interception at 12:44 of the second quarter. He returned the pick 13 yards to Iowa's 28-yard line, giving Countess 162 return yards on his five interceptions this season.
Countess is the first Wolverine since Todd Howard (6) in 2000 to record at least five interceptions in a season.
Michigan has notched 16 interceptions this season after posting only seven INTs throughout the 2012 campaign.
Fifth-year senior left tackle Taylor Lewan started his 46th career game along the offensive line. His 46 starts rank tied for fifth all-time among offensive lineman at Michigan. The school record is 50 career starts by Jon Jansen (1995-98).
Junior cornerback Raymon Taylor gained his fourth interception of the season that ended a potential scoring drive for Iowa. The pick came at 4:08 of the third quarter and gave U-M possession at its own 19-yard line. Taylor led U-M with a team-high nine tackles.
Fifth-year senior running back Fitzgerald Toussaint set a career high with four receptions.
Senior wide receiver Jeremy Jackson posted a season-long 18-yard reception in the fourth quarter.
Today's announced attendance was 65,708 at Iowa.