2005 FBL vs. Indiana -- Postgame Notes

Today's announced attendance was 110,580. The Wolverines have drawn in excess of 100,000 fans in 192 straight home games.

Michigan won four straight conference games to improve to 5-2.

U-M won its 49th game in 58 meetings against Indiana and won its 15th straight at Michigan Stadium against IU.

The Wolverines have claimed victories in 14 consecutive games against the Hoosiers.

The Wolverines improved to 294-11-20 in the month of November and 26-10 in November under Lloyd Carr. Michigan also upped its record following a bye week to 22-6-2, including 9-2 under Carr.

In his 70th career game coaching in Michigan Stadium, Lloyd Carr improved to 62-8 overall at home, including 37-6 in league games. Carr's teams have won 12 of their last 13 Big Ten games in the Big House.

Today's 41 points in the first half are the most points scored by the Wolverines in a first half this season. It is the highest first-half point total since piling up 45 first-half points against Indiana on Oct. 14, 2000, in a 58-0 shutout against Indiana.

Freshman Antonio Bass recorded his first career reception, a five-yard catch on Michigan's opening drive. He collected career highs in receptions (three) and receiving yards (25).

Kevin Grady led the team with a career-high 94 rushing yards on 14 carries and scored twice, recording the first multi-touchdown game of his career. His 32-yard rush for a score in the second quarter was the longest rush of his short career. His previous best rushing total came against Notre Dame on Sept. 10 when he had 79 yards on 18 carries. His 455 rushing yards this season are the eighth most by a freshman running back in program history.

Sophomore quarterback Chad Henne surpassed 2,000 passing yards for the second straight season, moving his total to 2,033 in 2005. Henne completed 17 of 24 passes for 174 yards and three touchdowns against Indiana. Henne had three first-half touchdown strikes for the second time this season. He went over 150 passing yards for the 19th time in his career, tying Jim Harbaugh (1983-86) for fourth most times in a career in Michigan history.

Henne moved into a fourth-place tie with Steve Smith (1980-83) in career touchdown passes with 42, following his touchdown pass to Tyler Ecker on the opening drive of the game for Michigan. He then took sole possession of fourth place with his seven-yard scoring pass to Jason Avant.

Avant's 10-yard catch in the first quarter moved him into fourth place all-time in career receptions, surpassing David Terrell, who had 152 in his career. Avant has snared 157 passes in his career. His first-quarter touchdown also gives him seven touchdowns this season.

Avant's five-catch performance gives him 70 on the season, and he has caught a pass in 33 straight games played, which is the second-longest streak ever by a Wolverine.

Junior linebacker Prescott Burgess made his first interception of the season and second of his career in the second quarter, returning it 21 yards.

Garrett Rivas moved into fourth place all-time in point-after attempts scored with 116 and third place all-time in career point-after attempts with 123.

Senior wide receiver Steve Breaston moved past Penn State's Bruce Branch (1998-2001) into second place on the Big Ten's career punt return yardage list on his 25-yard punt return in the second quarter. Breaston has 1,195 punt return yards in his career.

Breaston's 53-yard punt return to end the first quarter put him over 1,000 all-purpose yards for the season, his third consecutive 1,000-yard all-purpose campaign. He also broke the Michigan school record for returns and return yards. He has 1,120 all-purpose yards this season and 2,560 return yards on 146 returns in his career.

Breaston outgained Indiana in the first half with his eight touches for 201 all-purpose yards. Offensively he had one rush attempt for 30 yards, three catches for 46 yards and an 11-yard touchdown reception. He also had one kickoff return for 47 yards and returned three punts for 78 yards. His 47-yard kickoff return was the second-longest of the season for the junior. He had a 95-yard touchdown return and a 47-yard return against Minnesota earlier this season. His 125 total return yards give him 779 total return yards this season. He now holds the top three spots in return yards in a season in Michigan history.

Senior tight end Tyler Ecker scored his first touchdown of the season on a five-yard strike from Chad Henne on the Wolverines' opening drive.

Sophomore rush linebacker Tim Jamison registered his second sack of the season and junior linebacker Shawn Crable followed that play with his second sack in as many games.

Sophomore wide receiver Doug Dutch tied a career high in receiving yards with 16 on his only catch of the game. The 16-yard reception is the longest of his career.

Senior tailback Alijah Bradley's 16-yard carry in the fourth quarter is a career long.

Senior linebacker Kyle Myers earned his first career tackle in the fourth quarter.

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