Quarterback Devin Gardner set a school record for passing yards and all-purpose yards and wide receiver Jeremy Gallon set a Big Ten record for receiving yards to lead the Michigan Wolverines to a 63-47 triumph over the visiting Indiana Hoosiers in college football action on Saturday in Ann Arbor.
Gardner passed for 503 yards and two touchdowns and rushed for 81 yards and three touchdowns to finish the game with 584 yards of total offense. Both of Gardner's TD strikes went to Gallon, who ended the day with 14 receptions for 369 yards, and who nearly had a third touchdown catch, but was tripped up just short of the goal line. Running back Fitzgerald Toussaint also was part of the offensive fireworks for U-M, as he carried the ball 32 times for 151 yards and four TDs.
In addition to the individual records for Gardner and Gallon, the Wolverines as a team achieved a record 751 yards of total offense. Although defense was at a premium for both squads, Maize and Blue safety Thomas Gordon had two interceptions, the last of which helped secure the win late in the fourth quarter.
The win boosts Michigan to 6-1 overall and 2-1 in conference play. The loss drops Indiana to 3-4 overall and 1-2 in the Big Ten. U-M has a bye next week, after which it will travel to East Lansing to take on the Michigan State Spartans on Saturday, November 2.