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PLAYERS: Devin Gardner
The Michigan Wolverines (6-1) beat the Indiana Hoosiers (3-4) in a 63-47 shootout. The game saw the Michigan offense explode, and several school and even conference records fell as a result. As good as the offense was, the defense struggled against the Hoosier fast paced spread attack. Let’s see how each position unit graded out. Quarterback: A Devin Gardner was nearly flawless. The junior quarterback went 21 of 29 passing, accumulating a whopping 503 yards through the air, a new school record. Two of his passes went for touchdowns, both to Jeremy Gallon. Gardner also made several plays with his feet, running for 81 yards and three touchdowns, giving him 584 yards of offense, also a new school record. This was also a turnover free effort by Gardner, something I think every Wolverine fan loved to see. Runningbacks: B+ Fitzgerald Toussaint ran for 151 yards on 32 carries, a 4.6 yards per rush average. He added four touchdowns, and looked decisive and made several very nice cutbacks that helped him gain yardage. This was easily his best game of the year, and in large part it was due to the offensive line getting a better push. Derrick Green showed some power in his six runs for 21 yards. Wide Receivers: A+ Any time you have a guy perform the way Jeremy Gallon did, your offense is going to have a good day. The senior receiver broke the school record for receiving yards in a game with 369 on 14 receptions. Gallon had several big plays, repeatedly getting himself wide open, and added two touchdowns to his outstanding day.  Devin Funchess had 84 yards on 4 catches, including a big 3rd down catch late in the game that all but erased any chance for an Indiana comeback. Offensive Line: B+ The offensive line shuffling continued this week, but I think we’ve seen the last of the rearranging. Barring injury, the Wolverines have found their lineup. Kyle Bosch and Erik Magnuson seemed to spark this unit, and the offensive line repeatedly paved the way for the ball carriers.  Michigan rushed for 248 yards, which is more indicative of the Michigan football we love to see. The pass protection was pretty solid as well. Defensive Line: C Honestly, no defensive unit is going to get a good grade for Saturday’s performance. Indiana rushed for 162 yards, and the defensive line didn’t do a lot to stop that attack. Indiana quarterbacks were way too comfortable in the pocket for my liking, and Tre Roberson had a career day for the Hoosiers. We need more pressure from this unit! Linebackers: C There isn’t a whole lot to be said about this unit. Nobody really stood out, and when the Indiana offense was scoring at will, it’s this position that really has to step up and make a play. I saw too many missed tackles on Indiana runningbacks. Secondary: D This was a pretty bad performance from this unit. Several blown coverages resulted in Indiana touchdowns. Missed tackles all over the place. The only bright spot on the day from a secondary player were Thomas Gordon’s two interceptions. I think the fast paced offense that Indiana employed messed really got to this unit. Regardless of what caused the problems, this has to get better if this team wants to be successful down the stretch. Special Teams: C A blocked field goal and Dennis Norfleet running backwards were the lowlights of the day for the special teams. Norfleet did have a very good return however, but overall this unit seems to just be serviceable. I don’t expect the special teams to make any outstanding plays, but I don’t seem them as a weakness either. This is how I would describe their performance on Saturday. Final Verdict: Offense had a big day, defense not so much. Ground breaking, I know. Michigan will need to start having more complete performances, and soon, if they want to keep their dream of a B1G title alive. Related articles Michigan Football news, stats, stars from the Indiana win 10 reasons why Michigan Basketball is a title contender For more Michigan Football news, recruiting updates and opinion, visit our Michigan Football page If you would like to receive an email notification each time a Michigan Football and/or Basketball story is posted you can fill out the Email Notification Form

This Michigan fan wasn’t happy with Devin Gardner’s fumbled snap

No. 24 Michigan found themselves in another Big Ten shootout this time against the Indiana Hoosiers at home in the Big House. With the score close midway through the fourth quarter, Devin Gardner fumbled the snap while Wolverine Nation collectively held their breath for a second straight week. Needless to say as well this Michigan […]

Michigan beats Indiana 63-47 in shootout

Devin Gardner set school records with 584 yards of offense and 503 yards passing and matched a Michigan mark with five touchdowns to help the Wolverines outscore Indiana 63-47 Saturday. Michigan (6-1, 2-1 Big Ten) lost two fumbles in the second half that gave the Hoosiers (3-4, 1-2) a chance to win in Ann Arbor for the first time since 1967. Thomas Gordon had two interceptions...

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Photo: Michigan Fan Is Absolutely Dumbfounded By The Wolverines’ Play Today

Michigan and Indiana are currently engaged in an epic shootout. Leading 49-47, it appeared that Michigan was going to take a two-score lead on the Hoosiers when quarterback Devin Gardner fumbled the ball on the two-yard line. Indiana scooped up the fumble, and the Big Ten Network panned to the crowd to show its dumbfounded reaction.  One girl stood out among the rest, and her facial...

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Video: Jeremy Gallon and Devin Gardner Discuss Record-Breaking Game on BTN Live

Jeremy Gallon broke a Big Ten record with 369 yards receiving on Saturday vs. Indiana, while Devin Gardner topped 500 yards passing in the 63-47 shootout. Monday, the two Wolverines teammates sat down with Mike Hall on BTN Live for what started as a typical interview and turned into a slightly ridiculous chat, capped by a duet of Nat King Cole’s “L-O-V-E”. Here ya go:

Monday Chat Transcript

In Monday's chat we take a look ahead to Michigan's next test at Michigan State on Nov. 2, how Devin Gardner could be used moving forward, the offensive line position battles, and some thoughts on football and basketball recruiting as they currently stand.

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Recap: Michigan outscores Indiana, 63-47

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So, Michigan and Indiana, yeah that happened…. Several 1,300+ combined yards of offense, 63 points, and several broken school records later, and the Wolverines are 6-1. I know that Indiana can barely spell “defense”, let alone play it.  Still, I have to wonder how Michigan was able to do what they did on Saturday. This is the same team that kept lining up in tackle over versus...
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