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This Week in Michigan Football: vs. Nebraska
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Nov. 6, 2013

• Press Conference: Coach Hoke video icon | Devin Gardner video icon
Full Game Notes PDF | Game Central
Wednesday Coach's Radio Show audio (Live, 7-8 p.m., Ann Arbor Pizza House)

Wolverines and Cornhuskers

• This will be the ninth meeting between Michigan and Nebraska, and it marks the fifth game between the two teams in Ann Arbor.

• U-M leads the all-time series vs. Nebraska 4-3-1.

• U-M and Nebraska faced each other last season in Lincoln, with the Cornhuskers earning a 23-9 victory. Prior to that meeting, Michigan defeated Nebraska, 45-17, at Michigan Stadium in 2011.

Streaks to Watch

• WR Jeremy Gallon has posted a reception in 34 straight games.

• Gallon has notched multiple receptions in 14 straight games.

• QB Devin Gardner has posted four consecutive 200-yard passing games.

• TE Devin Funchess has a catch in nine straight games.

• K Brendan Gibbons has converted a program-record 136 straight point-after-attempts.

• DE Frank Clark has posted at least one tackle-for-loss in three consecutive outings.

• LB Desmond Morgan has tallied at least four tackles in 23 straight regular-season games.

• Under head coach Brady Hoke, Michigan has won 19 straight games at Michigan Stadium -- the longest active home winning streak among BCS conference teams.

DID YOU KNOW

• Michigan has posted 12 interceptions over the first eight games this season after posting only seven interceptions throughout the 2012 campaign.

• U-M is bowl eligible for the 43rd time in program history.

• QB Devin Gardner ranks first in the Big Ten in total offense (307.9 avg.).

• WR Jeremy Gallon ranks second in the Big Ten in receiving yards per game (112.2 avg.).

• DB Blake Countess is tied for the lead in the Big Ten with 4 interceptions.

Brady Hoke is the first Michigan head coach to go undefeated at home in his first two seasons at U-M since Fielding Yost (1901-02).

• LT Taylor Lewan is only the ninth Michigan offensive lineman to be a starter for four seasons for the Maize and Blue.

• Dating back to 2011, LB Jake Ryan has posted a tackle-for-loss in 23 of his last 27 games.

• U-M's final four regular-season opponents own a combined record of 24-11.

DEVIN GARDNER

• Through eight games, Gardner is averaging 307.9 yards of total offense, which ranks first in the Big Ten and 16th in the nation. His 2,463 yards of total offense through eight games already rank 12th on U-M's single-season list.

• Gardner is averaging 16.2 yards per completion during his collegiate career, which ranks second on U-M's all-time list, trailing only Rick Leach (17.1 avg., 1975-78).

• Gallon has been racking up touchdown receptions as of late. Dating back to last season's Outback Bowl, the fifth-year wideout has posted nine touchdown catches over his last nine games.

DEFENSE/SPECIAL TEAMS

• Through only eight games, Frank Clark has established new career highs in sacks (4.5), tackles-for-loss (8.0), total tackles (27) and fumble recoveries (two).

• Clark's team-high 4.5 sacks have all come over U-M's last five outings, while 5.5 of his team-best 8.0 TFLs have occurred over Michigan's last three games.

• U-M has tallied 12 interceptions over the first eight games this season after posting only seven interceptions throughout the 2012 campaign.

• Sophomore kick returner Dennis Norfleet ranks fourth on Michigan's career list with 1,432 yards on kickoff returns. Last season, Norfleet posted 827 kick return yards, good for second on U-M's single-season list in that category. Norfleet has already amassed 505 return yards (72. 1 ypg.) through seven games in 2013.


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