Nov. 15, 2013
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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