2004 Michigan Wolverines football team
The 2004 Michigan Wolverines football team represented the University of Michigan during the 2004 NCAA Division I-A football season. The team's head football coach was Lloyd Carr. The Wolverines played their home games at Michigan Stadium. The team finished the season with an overall record 9–3 and a mark of 7–1 in Big Ten Conference play, winning of won its second consecutive conference title. Michigan concluded to the season with a loss to Texas in the Rose Bowl.
|2004 Michigan Wolverines football|
Big Ten co-champion
|Conference||Big Ten Conference|
|2004 record||9–3 (7–1 Big Ten)|
|Head coach||Lloyd Carr (10th season)|
|Offensive coordinator||Terry Malone (3rd season)|
|Defensive coordinator||Jim Herrmann (8th season)|
|Home stadium||Michigan Stadium|
|2004 Big Ten football standings|
|No. 8 Iowa +||7||–||1||10||–||2|
|No. 14 Michigan $+||7||–||1||9||–||3|
|No. 17 Wisconsin||6||–||2||9||–||3|
|No. 20 Ohio State||4||–||4||8||–||4|
Rankings from AP Poll
|September 4||12:00 p.m.||Miami (OH)*||No. 8||ABC||W 43–10||110,815|
|September 11||3:30 p.m.||at Notre Dame*||No. 8||NBC||L 20–28||80,795|
|September 18||12:00 p.m.||San Diego State*||No. 17||ESPN||W 24–21||109,432|
|September 25||3:30 p.m.||Iowa||No. 19||ABC||W 30–17||111,428|
|October 2||3:30 p.m.||at Indiana||No. 19||ABC||W 35–14||35,001|
|October 9||12:00 p.m.||No. 13 Minnesota||No. 14||ESPN||W 27–24||111,518|
|October 16||12:00 p.m.||at Illinois||No. 14||ABC||W 30–19||55,725|
|October 23||3:30 p.m.||at No. 12 Purdue||No. 13||ABC||W 16–14||65,170|
|October 30||3:30 p.m.||Michigan State||No. 12||ABC||W 45–37 3OT||111,609|
|November 13||12:10 p.m.||Northwestern||No. 9||ABC||W 42–20||111,347|
|November 20||1:00 p.m.||at Ohio State||No. 7||ABC||L 21–37||105,456|
|January 1, 2005||5:00 p.m.||vs. No. 6 Texas*||No. 13||ABC||L 37–38||93,468|
San Diego StateEdit
- Michael Hart 23 Rush, 151 Yds
Braylon Edwards surpassed Anthony Carter's 22-year-old career conference record of 37 touchdown receptions by totaling 39, which continues to be the conference record. He tied the NCAA record with three 1000-receiving yard seasons.
Mike Hart was the Big Ten rushing individual statistical champion (151.8 yards per conference games and 121.2 yards per game). Braylon Edwards was the Big Ten receiving statistical champion for all games with 8.1 receptions per contest, but Purdue's Taylor Stubblefield won the title for conference games. Edwards swept the yardage titles with 110.8 per game and 108.9 per conference game.
Hart set the current school record for single-season 200-yard games (3), surpassing five predecessors with 2 each. Braylon Edwards set numerous school records: single-season receptions (97), surpassing Marquise Walker's 86 from 2001; single-season receiving yards (1330), surpassing Walker's 1143; career receptions (252), surpassing Walker's 176; career yards (3541) surpassing Anthony Carter's 3076 set in 1982; career touchdown receptions (39), surpassing Carter's 37; consecutive games with a reception (38), surpassing Walker's 32; consecutive 100-yard reception games (4 tying his own record from the prior year), surpassing Desmond Howard, Carter and Marcus Knight who all had 3 in various seasons. Only consecutive 100-yard games has been surpassed (by Mario Manningham in 2007). Chad Henne tied Elvis Grbac's 1991 single-season record of 25 touchdown passes.
Starting lineup offenseEdit
- Wide receiver: Braylon Edwards
- Left tackle: Adam Stenavich, Mike Kolodziej
- Left guard: David Baas, Leo Henige, Rueben Riley
- Center: Mark Bihl, David Baas
- Right guard: Matt Lentz
- Right tackle: Mike Kolodziej, Jake Long
- Tight end: Tim Massaquoi, Tyler Ecker
- Flanker: Jason Avant, Steve Breaston, Germaine Gonzalez
- Quarterback: Chad Henne
- Tailback: David Underwood, Jerome Jackson, Mike Hart
- Fullback: Kevin Dudley
Awards and honorsEdit
- All-Americans: David Baas, Braylon Edwards, Marlin Jackson, Ernest Shazor
- Academic All-American: Adam Finley (second team)
- Fred Biletnikoff Award: Edwards
- Paul Warfield Trophy: Edwards
- Rimington Trophy: Baas
- Big Ten Football MVP: Braylon Edwards
- All-Conference: David Baas, Braylon Edwards, Mike Hart, Matt Lentz, Adam Stenavich, Tim Massaquoi, Gabe Watson, Marlin Jackson, Ernest Shazor
- Big Ten Offensive Player of the Year: Edwards
- Big Ten Offensive Lineman of the Year: Baas
- Big Ten Freshman of the Year: Mike Hart
- Captains: David Baas, Marlin Jackson
- Most Valuable Player: Braylon Edwards
- Meyer Morton Award: Braylon Edwards
- John Maulbetsch Award: Jake Long
- Frederick Matthei Award: Jason Avant
- Dick Katcher Award: LaMarr Woodley
- Arthur Robinson Scholarship Award: Adam Finley; Matt Studenski
- Hugh Rader Jr. Award: David Baas
- Robert P. Ufer Award: Kevin Dudley
- Roger Zatkoff Award: Roy Manning
- Head coach: Lloyd Carr
- Assistant coaches: Erik Campbell (assistant head coach), Mike DeBord, Ron English, Jim Herrmann, Fred Jackson, Scot Loeffler, Terry Malone, Andy Moeller, Bill Sheridan
- Trainer: Paul Schmidt
- Managers: Brandon Greer (senior manager), Jeff Clancy (senior manager), Joe Ament, Kule Bassman Bob Belke Tom Bellen, Adam Borson, Cody Cedja, Noah Goodman Moe Maczko, Darin Ottaviani, Alex Rust, Brad Rosenwasser, Mark Stasik
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