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2014 Michigan Football Preview

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24 ■ THE WOLVERINE 2014 FOOTBALL PREVIEW M BY THE NUMBERS 702 Tackles among the 898 Mich- igan recorded a year ago that were made by returning de- fenders, or 78.2 percent. 10-2 The Wolverines' non-confer- ence record under Brady Hoke for a winning percentage of .833, surpassing the efforts of predecessors Rich Rodriguez (.750), Lloyd Carr (.778), Gary Moeller (.700) and Bo Schem- bechler (.780). 658 Career rushing yards for senior DEVIN GARDNER, ranking him seventh all time among U-M quar- terbacks. His 20 rushing touchdowns, however, rank fourth among quar- terbacks. PHOTO BY LON HORWEDEL 84 Length in yards of Michigan's longest pass play in 2013 (a connection between Devin Gardner and JEREMY GALLON versus Ohio State), representing the biggest completion since U-M connected on a 97-yard reception in 2007. PHOTO BY PER KJELDSEN 22 Division I programs with at least 100 years of experience that Michigan has never played, including Rutgers (144 years), which will change this season. The rest are: Cincinnati, Clemson, Georgia Tech, Iowa State, Idaho, Kentucky, LSU, Louisiana Tech, Louisiana-Lafayette, Marshall, Nevada, New Mexico, New Mexico State, Ohio, Pittsburgh, Temple, TCU, Tulsa, Utah State, West Virginia and Wyoming. 9 Season drought U-M has endured since last winning a Big Ten title in 2004. Michigan last went that long from 1951-63 (13 years). 2 Legends jerseys that are open this season — Desmond Howard's No. 21 and the Wis- tert brothers' No. 11 — after Jeremy Gallon and Courtney Avery exhausted their eligibil- ity in 2013. 3 Co n s e c u t i ve s e a s o n s i n which Michigan has returned at least one interception for a touchdown, representing the first time that has happened since U-M had at least one in the 2002, 2003 (two) and 2004 seasons (two). 8 Campaigns among the last 10 that Michigan has closed its season on a losing streak of two games or more — the exceptions being 2007 and 2011 when U-M won its bowl games. 4 Total returns for touchdowns defensively and on special teams in 2013, a mark also ac- complished in 2011 but previ- ously not reached since 2006. 8,10-12,14-28,30-32.IMA.indd 24 6/20/14 8:37 AM

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