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Nov. 15, 2013

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• Michigan has posted 12 interceptions over the nine 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 (291.9 avg.).

• WR Jeremy Gallon ranks second in the Big Ten in receiving yards (947), receiving yards per game (105.2) and catches (55).

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

• 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 24 of his last 28 games.

• Through nine games, DE Frank Clark has established new career highs in sacks (4.5), tackles-for-loss (8.5), total tackles (30) and fumble recoveries (two).

• Clark's team-high 4.5 sacks have all come over U-M's last six outings, while six of his team-best 8.5 TFLs have occurred over Michigan's last four games.

• RB Fitzgerald Toussaint's 11 rushing touchdowns through nine games have already doubled his rushing TD output from all of last season (five).

• Michigan has allowed opponents to only score touchdowns on 53 percent of their red-zone opportunities this season (16 TDs in 30 opportunities).

• K Brendan Gibbons has connected on 41 career field goal attempts, which rank fourth in program history. Gibbons' streak of 137 consecutive PATs made -- a program record -- ranks second among active players in the FBS, trailing only Aaron Jones of Baylor (166).

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