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2003 FBL at Iowa -- Postgame Notes
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Sophomore wide receiver Jason Avant had his first career 100-yard receiving day as a Wolverine. Avant surpassed the 100-yard mark in the first half, catching four passes for 140 yards in the opening stanza. He finished the game with seven receptions for 175 yards.

Jason Avant's 71-yard reception from John Navarre in the second quarter ties the 11th longest pass play in Michigan history. The longest catch by a Wolverine at Kinnick Stadium was a 77-yard hookup between Navarre and Tyrece Butler in U-M's last appearance at the venue (Oct. 27, 2001).

Junior wide receiver Braylon Edwards became the 12th player in school history to catch 100 passes with his four-yard reception from John Navarre on the second series of the first quarter.

Braylon Edwards also became the 15th Wolverine receiver to top 1,500 career receiving yards with his 14-yard touchdown catch from Navarre with 4:10 remaining in the first quarter.

Braylon Edwards finished the game with seven receptions for 114 yards and two touchdowns.

Sophomore wide receiver/returner Steve Breaston finished the Iowa game with 153 all-purpose yards on 15 touches. He continued to move up Michigan's season punt return yardage list, with his 42 yards on six returns at Iowa moving him from fifth place to fourth with 358 yards on the season. Breaston needs 98 punt return yards to break the season record held by Tripp Welborne (455 yards in 1990). Breaston added six receptions for 50 yards and three kickoff returns for 61 yards against the Hawkeyes.

Senior tailback Chris Perry was held to fewer than 100 rushing yards for the second time this season. He contributed 87 rushing yards on 24 carries and scored one touchdown.

Fifth-year senior quarterback John Navarre completed 26-of-49 passes for a school-record 389 yards at Iowa, including a pair of touchdowns to Edwards.

John Navarre made his 35th career start under center at Iowa, tying him for third place with Steve Smith (1981-83) on Michigan's career starts list by a quarterback. Navarre has a 25-10 mark as a starter.

Junior safety Marlin Jackson collected an interception for the second straight game, picking off a Nathan Chandler pass that ended a potential Iowa scoring drive in the third quarter of play. Jackson added seven tackles.

Junior outside linebacker Pierre Woods led the defense with three tackles for loss and two sacks on the day. He also contributed seven stops.

Juniors Lawrence Reid and Ernest Shazor led the Michigan defense with eight tackles apiece. Shazor added one pass breakup to his total.

Fifth-year senior right tackle Tony Pape made his 30th career start in the Iowa game, while senior left guard David Baas started his 25th career contest.

Senior linebacker Zach Kaufman was selected as the special teams captain for today's game.

U-M suffered its first loss in seven trips to Iowa's Kinnick Stadium. The Wolverines had a 5-0-1 mark in its last six games at Kinnick.

Today's announced crowd of 70,397 was a sellout at Kinnick Stadium. This is the sixth consecutive sellout game that Michigan has appeared in this season and the ninth straight sellout for the Wolverines dating back to last season.

Michigan appeared in its 100th consecutive television game and 325th overall with ABC Sports coverage of the game at Iowa. The last non-televised Wolverine football game was a 38-19 home victory by U-M against Miami (Ohio) on Sept. 30, 1995.

Former Michigan head coach Bo Schembechler was in attendance at today's game, presenting former Iowa head coach Hayden Fry with his induction plaque into the National Football Foundation and College Football Hall of Fame.


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