Today's announced crowd of 110,888 fans is the 206th consecutive game in excess of 100,000 fans at Michigan Stadium.
Michigan became the first NCAA Division I team to boast a 1,000-yard rusher (Mike Hart) and 1,000-yard passer (Chad Henne) this season.
With a 264-yard performance today, senior quarterback Chad Henne climbed to eighth place on the Big Ten all-time passing list. His 8,834 career yards in the air moved him past two former Illini signal callers, Kurt Kittner (8,722, 1998-2001) and Jack Trudeau (8,725, 1981, 83-85).
Junior wide receiver Mario Manningham moved to sixth place on the U-M career touchdown reception list, where he is tied with Tai Streets (19, 1995-98). He passed Amani Toomer (18, 1992-95) with two touchdowns on the day.
Senior tailback Mike Hart moved into a tie for third place on Michigan's career rushing touchdown list, matching Chris Perry (2000-03) with 39 runs to the endzone.
Mike Hart also moved into fifth place on the Big Ten's all-time rushing yards list (4,757), passing Wisconsin's Anthony Davis (4,676, 2001-04). Hart needs just 130 more yards to surpass Michigan State's Lorenzo White (4,887, 1984-87) and move into fourth place.
Hart passed Jamie Morris for the most consecutive 100-yard rushing games in school history with his seventh such effort. Morris ended his career with six straight contests over 100 yards rushing in 1987. Hart is the first back in U-M history to begin the season with seven straight 100-yard rushing games.
Mike Hart has scored a rushing touchdown in five of the six games this season and has four multi-touchdown efforts.
Mike Hart eclipsed the 1,000-rushing-yard milestone for the season with 102 yards today.
Mario Manningham caught his 15th and 16th career touchdown passes of 20-or-more yards. He set a new career high in receiving yards (147) and tied a career best with eight catches. Manningham also surpassed the 500-yard mark in receiving on the season with his 147-yard performance today.
All three first-quarter touchdown drives by both teams lasted less than 15 seconds (nine and 14 seconds by Michigan and five seconds by Purdue).
The Wolverines won their 16th straight game against Purdue at Michigan Stadium.
U-M boasts a 23-4 mark all-time against the Boilermakers at the Big House and is 27-4 vs. Purdue in Ann Arbor. The Wolverines lead the all-time series 41-12.
The Wolverines won their 82nd homecoming game (82-25) and improved to 11-2 in homecoming tilts under head coach Lloyd Carr. U-M improved to 5-1 when Purdue serves as its homecoming opponent.
The 17 first-quarter points for the Wolverines were the most scored during the opening stanza all season. It surpassed the 14 points attained against Appalachian State in the season opener.
Sophomore tailback Brandon Minor had a 35-yard career-long kickoff return that set up the U-M field goal drive in the first quarter.
Sophomore safety Stevie Brown made his first career fumble recovery off of a botched Purdue punt return. Brown also set a new career best with five tackles against Purdue.
Junior tight end Chris McLaurin collected his first career reception -- an 11-yard pass from Chad Henne -- in the first quarter.
Sophomore tailback Carlos Brown scampered 29 yards into the end zone for his first-career touchdown in the fourth quarter. The run also set a new career long, surpassing his previous best of eight yards.
Senior safety Jamar Adams returned his fourth-quarter interception for 22 yards -- a new career best -- to set up a U-M touchdown.
With two end zone runs, Carlos Brown joined Mike Hart as the only two Wolverines with multiple rushing touchdowns this season. Freshman quarterback Ryan Mallet is the only other U-M player to run into the end zone this year.
Junior running back Mike Milano, a former U-M wrestler, had his first career carry -- a four yard run -- in the fourth quarter.
Fifth-year senior punter Ankit Kachhal made his U-M debut, pounding out a 42-yard punt in the fourth quarter.
Michigan forced four turnovers (two fumbles and two interceptions) against Purdue and has forced 11 in Big Ten play this season.
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