The 138 yards marks his second best rushing game overall and his best ever in Michigan Stadium. It was his third straight 100-yard rushing game and the seventh of his career. He has scored nine of his 22 career touchdowns in his last three games. Thomas moved past the 1,500-yard mark in career rushing during the game and now has 1,580 yards.
The previous best for Thomas in carries in a game was 21 (vs. Arkansas in Citrus Bowl, Jan. 1, 1999; and vs. Baylor, Sept. 2, 1997), and his overall best rushing game is 183 yards at Hawaii (Nov. 28, 1998).
The Wolverines (1-0), ranked fifth in the USA Today/ESPN poll and sixth by Associated Press, host Rice (0-1) on Saturday (Sept. 11, 12:10 p.m. EDT) on ESPN2.
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