2007 FBL vs. Penn State -- Postgame Notes

Today's announced crowd of 111,310 fans is the 204th consecutive game in excess of 100,000 fans at Michigan Stadium.

Michigan has won nine consecutive games against Penn State, dating back to the 1997 season. The Wolverines have won five in a row vs. PSU at Michigan Stadium.

Head coach Lloyd claimed his 40th career win against ranked opposition and his 17th against opponents ranked in the top 10.

The Wolverines improved to 9-1 vs. top 10 squads at Michigan Stadium.

Michigan improved its record to 76-24-2 in conference openers and has claimed victories in 38 of its last 40 Big Ten openers.

Michigan has downed Penn State in each of there four meetings when the Lions were ranked in the top 10.

Senior tailback Mike Hart rushed a career-high 44 times for 153 rushing yards against Penn States top-ranked rush defense nationally (17 yards per game).

Hart's 44 rushing attempts lists second-best all-time for a single game. It trails only the 51 rushing attempts by Chris Perry at Michigan State on Nov. 1, 2003. His previous high of 40 came three years ago against Illinois (Oct. 16, 2004).

Hart moved into the top of Michigan's career list for 100-plus yard rushing performances. His 23 total games above 100-yards moved him ahead of previous record holder Anthony Thomas (22, 1997-2000).

Hart rushed for his third consecutive 100-plus-yard game vs. Penn State. U-M did not play the Nittany Lions during Hart's freshman season (2004).

With his 153-yard performance vs. Penn State, Hart now had 4,334 career rushing yards. He needs just 53 yards to reach the second spot on Michigan's all-time rushing leaders lists, currently held by Jamie Morris (4,393, 1984-87).

Freshman quarterback Ryan Mallett completed 16-of-29 passes for 170 yards. All three are career bests for the U-M rookie. Mallett also registered his first-career touchdown with a 10-yard run in the first quarter.

Senior wide receiver Adrian Arrington caught six passes for 70 yards against the Nittany Lions, with five converting third-down opportunities. All six receptions provided the Wolverines with a new set of downs.

Junior wide receiver Mario Manningham snared six receptions for 61 yards vs. PSU. Two of the six passes converted third-down chances and five provided a new set of downs. He also gained three yards on a reverse that moved the chains.

Senior safety Jamar Adams matched his career high with eight tackles against the Nittany Lions.

Adams tallied five pass breakups vs. PSU, tying for the second-best single-game effort in school history. The school record is six PBUs by Marlin Jackson against Washington in 2002.

Tallied pass breakups on the final two plays of the game that ended Penn States chance for the comeback (third and fourth down). Three of his five PBUs came in the fourth quarter and four of the five thwarted third or fourth down opportunities for the Nittany Lions.

Sophomore defensive end Brandon Graham forced a fumble for the second-straight game in the first quarter. He now has five in his career.

With a 1.5 sack performance vs. Penn State, Brandon Graham now has five sacks in his collegiate career (all coming in the last two games).

Brandon Graham also collected a fumble recovery on a Penn State drive deep in Michigan territory in the third quarter.

Penn State's second-quarter field goal was the first points allowed by the U-M defense since the third quarter vs. Oregon (Sept. 8). The defense did not allow a single point for six straight quarters.

Michigan has not allowed a touchdown in nine consecutive quarters dating back to the third stanza against Oregon.

Senior defensive end Tim Jamison and Brandon Graham registered their first career forced fumble and first career fumble recovery, respectively, in the third quarter.

Senior defensive tackle Will Johnson matched his career high with five stops against PSU.

Senior linebacker Chris Graham posted five stops, one pass breakup and recovered a fumble vs. Penn State.

Fifth-year senior tackle Jake Long and PSU senior linebacker Dan Connor were named Chevrolet players of the game.

Today's special-teams captain was fifth-year senior safety Brandent Englemon. Englemon was second on the team with six stops against PSU.

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