Michigan Wins 40th Big Ten Conference Title
The University of Michigan football team won its third Big Ten Conference title under head coach Lloyd Carr (1997, 1998 and 2000) and claimed the 40th in the school's 121-year history of intercollegiate football. Michigan leads the conference in all-time Big Ten football titles.
Carr Wins Fifth Over Buckeyes
With the 38-26 victory, Lloyd Carr claimed his fifth victory as Michigan's head coach against Ohio State. Carr has compiled a 5-1 record against the Buckeyes and is 2-1 at Ohio Stadium.
Thomas Gains 149 Rushing/Receiving Yards
Senior tailback Anthony Thomas (Winnfield, La./Winnfield HS) had an all-around game for the Wolverines, gaining 149 receiving/rushing yards. Thomas gained 60 rushing yards on 29 carries and caught two passes for 89 yards against the Buckeyes. Thomas scored his first career receiving touchdown on a 70-yard screen and run from Drew Henson (Brighton, Mich./Brighton HS) in the first quarter. The scoring play tied Thomas with Tyrone Wheatley (1994-97) for the school touchdown record with 54 scores.
Henson Surpasses 300 Yards
Junior quarterback Drew Henson led the Wolverines offense today, passing for over 300 yards and scoring the game-clinching touchdown on a fourth-down, one-yard keeper. Henson completed 14-of-25 passes for 303 yards and three touchdowns.
Terrell Snags Two Touchdowns
Junior wide receiver David Terrell (Richmond, Va./Huguenot HS) turned in another outstanding performance in today's game, catching five passes for 99 yards and scoring two touchdowns. Terrell caught a 21-yard first-quarter touchdown pass from Henson, and added a 32-yarder on the opening possession of the third quarter. On Michigan's career charts, Terrell lists second in receptions (148), fourth in receiving yards (2,181) and is tied for third in receiving touchdowns (22).
Foote Ties for Team Lead in Tackles
Junior inside linebacker Larry Foote (Detroit, Mich./Pershing HS) was all over the field in Columbus, collecting a team-leading nine tackles against the Buckeyes. Foote aided the Wolverines' second touchdown of the game, intercepting quarterback Steve Bellisari's pass and returning it 20 yards to the OSU 43-yard line. Foote added two pass break-ups in the game.
Diggs Leads Tackle Squad Againt OSU
Making his second straight start at inside linebacker, redshirt freshman Carl Diggs (Warren, Ohio/Harding HS) contributed a team-high nine tackles and one TFL against his homestate Buckeyes. Diggs has recorded 20 tackles and four tackles for loss in the last two games.
Curry Snares First Defensive TD of the Year
Junior/sophomore strong safety Julius Curry (Detroit, Mich./Bishop Gallagher HS) contributed the first defensive points of the season for the Wolverines on a 42-yard, third-quarter interception and return for a touchdown. It was the first career interception for Curry and the first returned for a touchdown by a Wolverine since Ian Gold (46 yards) and James Whitley (26 yards) in the 1999 Citrus Bowl against Arkansas on Jan. 1, 1999. Curry collected eight tackles, one tackle for loss, one sack and one pass break-up against the Buckeyes.
Largest Crowd to See "Big Game" in Columbus
Today's announced crowd of 98,568 fans is the largest to ever witness a Michigan-Ohio State game in Columbus. The largest previous crowd was 95,330 fans on Nov. 25, 1995, a 31-23 victory by the 18th-ranked Wolverines over the unbeaten and second-ranked Buckeyes.
OSU Scores Most Against Michigan in First Quarter
The Buckeyes' nine points in the first quarter were the most against the Wolverines defense in a game this season. Michigan yielded seven points to Northwestern in the first quarter of its Nov. 4 game in Evanston. The Wolverines gave up two touchdowns during the first quarter this season, and yielded field goals against Wisconsin, Purdue, and Penn State.