Today's announced crowd of 111,591 is the fourth largest in Michigan Stadium history and the 193rd consecutive crowd in excess of 100,000 fans at the Big House.
With the crowd of 111,591, U-M registered the second-largest season attendance total in school history with 776,405 fans at the seven-game home schedule. The 110,915 average is the fourth best for a single season.
With his 11-yard reception in the third quarter, senior wide receiver Steve Breaston eclipsed 1,000 receiving yards in his career, the third career category in which he achieved 1,000 yards, adding to punt returns and kickoff returns. He finished the game with a career-high seven catches for 53 yards.
Fifth-year senior rush linebacker Pierre Woods served as the Wolverines' special teams captain against Ohio State.
Fifth-year senior Matt Lentz made his 35th career start at right guard.
Sophomore tailback Mike Hart returned to the lineup for the first time in 11 quarters with his start vs. Ohio State. He accumulated 15 rushing yards on nine carries, and registered a 15-yard reception on his first play of the game.
Sophomore quarterback Chad Henne completed 14-of-16 (.875) passing in the first half for 91 yards. His 738 pass attempts in his career are the third most in school history. His 202 completions this season are the seventh-highest completion total in program history. Henne finished the game 25-of-36 for 223 yards, moving into sixth place all-time in passing yards with 4,999, passing Steve Smith (1980-83).
With three receptions against Ohio State, senior wide receiver Jason Avant climbed into a third-place tie with Anthony Carter (1979-82) on Michigan's career receptions list with 161. He also made his eighth touchdown catch of the season.
In the third quarter junior wide linebacker LaMarr Woodley registered his sixth sack of the season and 11th of his career. Sophomore defensive tackle Alan Branch collected his first career fumble recovery on the same play.
Junior placekicker Garrett Rivas kicked a 26-yard field goal in the third quarter for his 18th of the season, climbing to fourth among Michigan's season field goal leaders, tied with Remy Hamilton (1996) and Mike Gillette (1988). Rivas also holds second place on the list after posting 19 field goals in 2004. Rivas moved to fifth on Michigan's career points scored list with two tallies in the game, moving past J.D. Carlson (254, 1988-91) with 257.
Freshman tailback Kevin Grady earned his fifth career touchdown on a two-yard rush in the third quarter.
With Chad Henne's two-yard scramble in the third quarter, the Wolverines converted their second two-point conversion of the season, on their second attempt. Mike Hart rushed for three yards to score two points against Penn State (Oct. 15).
With his seven tackles in the game, fifth-year cornerback Grant Mason went over the 75-tackle mark for the season.
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