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2013 Michigan Wolverines football team

The 2013 Michigan Wolverines football team, sometimes known as Team 134 in reference to the 134-year tradition of the Michigan football program, was an American football team that represented the University of Michigan during the 2013 NCAA Division I FBS football season. The Wolverines played in the Legends Division of the Big Ten Conference and played their home games at Michigan Stadium in Ann Arbor, Michigan. The team was led by head coach Brady Hoke, who was in his third season.

2013 Michigan Wolverines football
Michigan Wolverines logo.svg
ConferenceBig Ten Conference
DivisionLegends Division
2013 record7–6 (3–5 Big Ten)
Head coachBrady Hoke (3rd season)
Offensive coordinatorAl Borges (3rd season)
Offensive schemePro-style
Defensive coordinatorGreg Mattison (3rd season)
Base defense4–3
MVPJeremy Gallon
CaptainTaylor Lewan (5th year)
CaptainCourtney Avery (4th year)
CaptainCameron Gordon (5th year)
CaptainJake Ryan (4th year)
Home stadiumMichigan Stadium
(Capacity: 109,901)
Seasons
← 2012
2014 →
2013 Big Ten football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
Legends Division
No. 3 Michigan State x$   8 0         13 1  
Iowa   5 3         8 5  
Nebraska   5 3         9 4  
Minnesota   4 4         8 5  
Michigan   3 5         7 6  
Northwestern   1 7         5 7  
Leaders Division
No. 12 Ohio State x%   8 0         12 2  
No. 22 Wisconsin   6 2         9 4  
Penn State*   4 4         7 5  
Indiana   3 5         5 7  
Illinois   1 7         4 8  
Purdue   0 8         1 11  
Championship: Michigan State 34, Ohio State 24
  • $ – BCS representative as conference champion
  • % – BCS at-large representative
  • x – Division champion/co-champions
  • Penn State ineligible for conference championship game and post-season bowl games due to NCAA sanctions
Rankings from AP Poll

Michigan began the year with five consecutive victories, including a 41–30 victory over rival Notre Dame in just the second night game in Michigan Stadium history. The game set the all-time record for largest crowd attending an American football game at 115,109. The Wolverines suffered their first loss of the season at the hands of Penn State in four overtimes. Michigan went on to lose five of their final six games, ending with a loss to Kansas State in the 2013 Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl. The season ended with a record of 7–6 overall, 3–5 in conference play.

The Wolverines were led on offense by quarterback Devin Gardner, who led the team with 2,960 passing yards and 32 total touchdowns (22 passing and 11 rushing). Wide receiver Jeremy Gallon finished second in the Big Ten with 1,373 receiving yards.[1]

Contents

PreseasonEdit

The 2012 team compiled an 8–5 record under second-year head coach Brady Hoke and faced South Carolina in the Outback Bowl, losing 33–28 on a last-minute touchdown. Michigan lost four games to teams that were ranked in the top ten of the AP Poll.

On March 20, the team announced that returning starting linebacker Jake Ryan suffered a torn ACL and was listed as out indefinitely.[2] On April 1, the team announced that backup quarterback Russell Bellomy had also suffered a torn ACL and would be out indefinitely.[3] On May 7, the team announced that punter Will Hagerup had been reinstated to the team following a suspension for a violation of team rules, but would sit out the season.[4] On August 21, the team announced that wide receiver Amara Darboh would miss the season with a foot injury.[5]

Michigan returns 13 out of 22 starters — six on offense and seven on defense. Michigan will be forced to replace captains quarterback Denard Robinson and safety Jordan Kovacs, as well as starters defensive end Craig Roh, linebacker Kenny Demens, defensive tackle Will Campbell, cornerback J.T. Floyd, center Elliott Mealer, offensive guards Patrick Omameh and Ricky Barnum, tight end Mike Kwiatkowski, and wide receiver Roy Roundtree. Back-up running back Vincent Smith also departed due to graduation. Taylor Lewan, however, decided to return for his senior season.[6]

RecruitingEdit

Position keyEdit

Back B Center C Cornerback CB Defensive back DB
Defensive end DE Defensive lineman DL Defensive tackle DT End E
Fullback FB Guard G Halfback HB Kicker K
Kickoff returner KR Offensive tackle OT Offensive lineman OL Linebacker LB
Long snapper LS Punter P Punt returner PR Quarterback QB
Running back RB Safety S Tight end TE Wide receiver WR

RecruitsEdit

Michigan's recruiting class was ranked No. 2 by Scout, No. 5 by Rivals, and No. 6 by ESPN.[7][8][9] The program received 27 letters of intent on National Signing Day, February 6, 2013.[10]

US college sports recruiting information for high school athletes
Name Hometown High school / college Height Weight 40 Commit date
Kyle Bosch
OL
Wheaton, Illinois St. Francis H.S. 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 282.5 lb (128.1 kg) Feb 18, 2012 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:    Rivals:    247SportsN/A    ESPN grade: 83
Jake Butt
TE
Pickerington, Ohio Pickerington H.S. North 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 227.5 lb (103.2 kg) Feb 19, 2012 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:    Rivals:    247SportsN/A    ESPN grade: 83
Taco Charlton
DE
Pickerington, Ohio Pickerington H.S. Central 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 237.5 lb (107.7 kg) 4.8 Feb 18, 2012 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:    Rivals:    247SportsN/A    ESPN grade: 84
David Dawson
OL
Detroit, Michigan Cass Tech H.S. 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 290 lb (130 kg) 5.5 Dec 15, 2012 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:    Rivals:    247SportsN/A    ESPN grade: 84
Reon Dawson
DB
Trotwood, Ohio Trotwood-Madison H.S. 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 175 lb (79 kg) 4.4 Jan 14, 2013 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:    Rivals:    247SportsN/A    ESPN grade: 77
Ross Douglas
DB
Avon, Ohio Avon H.S. 5 ft 10.5 in (1.79 m) 189 lb (86 kg) 4.41 Jul 24, 2012 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:    Rivals:    247SportsN/A    ESPN grade: 80
Jaron Dukes
WR
Columbus, Ohio Marion Franklin H.S. 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 198.5 lb (90.0 kg) 4.6 Feb 22, 2012 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:    Rivals:    247SportsN/A    ESPN grade: 83
Chris Fox
OL
Parker, Colorado Ponderosa H.S. 6 ft 5.5 in (1.97 m) 291 lb (132 kg) Feb 18, 2012 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:    Rivals:    247SportsN/A    ESPN grade: 83
Ben Gedeon
LB
Hudson, Ohio Hudson H.S. 6 ft 2.5 in (1.89 m) 207.5 lb (94.1 kg) 4.6 Apr 10, 2012 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:    Rivals:    247SportsN/A    ESPN grade: 82
Derrick Green
RB
Richmond, Virginia Hermitage H.S. 5 ft 11.5 in (1.82 m) 220 lb (100 kg) 4.4 Jan 26, 2013 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:    Rivals:    247SportsN/A    ESPN grade: 87
Delano Hill
S
Detroit, Michigan Cass Tech H.S. 6 ft 0.5 in (1.84 m) 191.5 lb (86.9 kg) Dec 15, 2012 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:    Rivals:    247SportsN/A    ESPN grade: 79
Khalid Hill
TE
Detroit, Michigan Crockett H.S. 6 ft 2.5 in (1.89 m) 232.5 lb (105.5 kg) 5.0 Feb 6, 2012 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:    Rivals:    247SportsN/A    ESPN grade: 79
Maurice Hurst Jr.
DT
Westwood, Massachusetts Xaverian 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 302.5 lb (137.2 kg) Jun 2, 2012 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:    Rivals:    247SportsN/A    ESPN grade: 77
Da'Mario Jones
WR
Westland, Michigan John Glenn H.S. 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 185 lb (84 kg) 4.4 Oct 31, 2012 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:    Rivals:    247SportsN/A    ESPN grade: 78
Patrick Kugler
OL
Wexford, Pennsylvania North Allegheny H.S. 6 ft 4.5 in (1.94 m) 275 lb (125 kg) 5.1 Feb 25, 2012 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:    Rivals:    247SportsN/A    ESPN grade: 84
Jourdan Lewis
CB
Detroit, Michigan Cass Tech H.S. 5 ft 9.5 in (1.77 m) 159.5 lb (72.3 kg) 4.7 Feb 18, 2012 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:    Rivals:    247SportsN/A    ESPN grade: 84
Mike McCray
LB
Trotwood, Ohio Trotwood-Madison H.S. 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 225 lb (102 kg) 4.6 Mar 6, 2012 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:    Rivals:    247SportsN/A    ESPN grade: 84
Shane Morris
QB
Warren, Michigan De La Salle H.S. 6 ft 2.25 in (1.89 m) 192.5 lb (87.3 kg) 4.6 May 10, 2011 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:    Rivals:    247SportsN/A    ESPN grade: 84
Henry Poggi
DT
Baltimore, Maryland Gilman School 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 260 lb (120 kg) 4.7 Jun 4, 2012 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:    Rivals:    247SportsN/A    ESPN grade: 82
Dan Samuelson
OL
Plymouth, Indiana Plymouth H.S. 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 277.5 lb (125.9 kg) 5.3 Jan 12, 2013 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:    Rivals:    247SportsN/A    ESPN grade: 75
Wyatt Shallman
RB
Novi, Michigan Detroit Catholic Central H.S. 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 245 lb (111 kg) Feb 18, 2012 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:    Rivals:    247SportsN/A    ESPN grade: 79
De'Veon Smith
RB
Warren, Ohio Howland H.S. 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m) 202.5 lb (91.9 kg) Mar 17, 2012 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:    Rivals:    247SportsN/A    ESPN grade: 81
Channing Stribling
DB
Matthews, North Carolina Butler H.S. 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 170.5 lb (77.3 kg) 4.53 Jun 21, 2012 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:    Rivals:    247SportsN/A    ESPN grade: 77
Scott Sypniewski
LS
Ottawa, Illinois Marquette H.S. 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 230 lb (100 kg) Jun 6, 2012 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:    Rivals:    247SportsN/A    ESPN grade: 67
Dymonte Thomas
DB
Alliance, Ohio Marlington H.S. 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 177.5 lb (80.5 kg) 4.515 Sep 11, 2011 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:    Rivals:    247SportsN/A    ESPN grade: 84
Logan Tuley-Tillman
OL
Peoria, Illinois Manual H.S. 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 323 lb (147 kg) Feb 19, 2012 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:    Rivals:    247SportsN/A    ESPN grade: 84
Csont'e York
WR
Harper Woods, Michigan Chandler Park Academy 6 ft 2.5 in (1.89 m) 182.5 lb (82.8 kg) Jun 10, 2012 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:    Rivals:    247SportsN/A    ESPN grade: 76
Overall recruiting rankings: Scout: 2   Rivals: 5  ESPN: 6
  • ‡ Refers to 40 yard dash
  • Note: In many cases, Scout, Rivals, 247Sports, and ESPN may conflict in their listings of height, weight and 40 time.
  • In these cases, the average was taken. ESPN grades are on a 100-point scale.

Sources:

  • "2013 Michigan Football Commitment List". Rivals.com. Retrieved February 6, 2013.
  • "2013 Michigan Football Commits". Scout.com. Retrieved February 6, 2013.
  • "ESPN". ESPN.com. Retrieved February 6, 2013.
  • "Scout.com Team Recruiting Rankings". Scout.com. Retrieved February 6, 2013.
  • "2013 Team Ranking". Rivals.com. Retrieved February 6, 2013.

RankingsEdit

Michigan began the season ranked No. 17 in both the AP and Coaches' Polls,[11] and remained there following its week one victory over Central Michigan.[12] Michigan rose to No. 11 in the AP Poll and No. 12 in the Coaches' Poll after its victory over Notre Dame,[13] but fell to No. 15 in the AP Poll and No. 14 in the Coaches' Poll following its narrow victory over Akron,[14] and then fell again to No. 18 in the AP Poll and No. 17 in the Coaches' Poll following its narrow victory over Connecticut.[15]

Ranking movements
Legend: ██ Increase in ranking. ██ Decrease in ranking.
NR = Not ranked. RV = Received votes. ( ) = First place votes.
Week
Poll Pre 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 Final 
AP 17 17 11 15 18 19 18 RV 24 23 RV NR NR NR NR NR NR 
Coaches 17 17 12 14 17 17 16 24 23 21 RV NR RV NR NR NR NR 
Harris Not released 24 22 21 RV NR RV NR NR NR Not released 
BCS Not released 22 21 NR NR NR NR NR NR Not released

*Source: ESPN.com: 2013 NCAA Football Rankings[16]

ScheduleEdit

DateTimeOpponentRankSiteTVResultAttendance
August 313:30 p.m.Central Michigan*No. 17BTNW 59–9112,618[17]
September 78:00 p.m.No. 14 Notre Dame*No. 17
ESPNW 41–30115,109‡[18]
September 1412:00 p.m.Akron*No. 11
  • Michigan Stadium
  • Ann Arbor, Michigan
BTNW 28–24107,120[19]
September 218:00 p.m.at UConn*No. 15ABCW 24–2142,704[20]
October 53:30 p.m.Minnesota No. 19
ABC/ESPN2W 42–13111,079[21]
October 125:00 p.m.at Penn StateNo. 18ESPNL 40–43 4OT107,884[22]
October 193:30 p.m.Indiana
  • Michigan Stadium
  • Ann Arbor, Michigan
BTNW 63–47109,503[23]
November 23:30 p.m.at No. 24 Michigan StateNo. 23ABCL 6–2976,308[24]
November 93:30 p.m.Nebraska
  • Michigan Stadium
  • Ann Arbor, Michigan
ABCL 13–17112,204[25]
November 163:30 p.m.at NorthwesternBTNW 27–19 3OT47,330[26]
November 2312:00 p.m.at IowaBTNL 21–2465,708[27]
November 3012:00 p.m.No. 3 Ohio State
  • Michigan Stadium
  • Ann Arbor, Michigan (The Game)
ABCL 41–42113,511[28]
December 2810:15 p.m.vs. Kansas State*ESPNL 14–3153,284[29]
  • *Non-conference game
  •  Homecoming
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game
  • All times are in Eastern time

Source:[30]

  • ‡ New Michigan Stadium Attendance Record, Former NCAA Attendance Record (September 7, 2013 – September 10, 2016)

RadioEdit

Radio coverage for all games will be broadcast statewide on The Michigan Wolverines Football Network and on Sirius XM Satellite Radio. The radio announcers are Frank Beckmann with play-by-play, Jim Brandstatter with color commentary, and Doug Karsch with sideline reports.[31] This was Beckmann's 32nd and final season in the Michigan press box; he retired from sportscasting afterward.[32]

Game summariesEdit

vs. Central MichiganEdit

Central Michigan vs. Michigan
1 234Total
Chippewas 3 303 9
#17 Wolverines 14 21213 59

To open the season, Michigan faced the Central Michigan Chippewas. This was the first meeting since 2006, when the game incurred a lightning delay, which was Michigan Stadium's first ever weather delay. Michigan won that game 41–17.[34] Starting safety Thomas Gordon was suspended for the game for a violation of team rules.[35]

Michigan dominated the game, winning 59–9.[36] Michigan opened the scoring in the first quarter when Joe Reynolds returned a blocked punt 30 yards for a touchdown, but Central Michigan responded with a 23-yard field goal from Ron Coluzzi. Michigan ended the scoring in the first quarter with a Devin Gardner 22-yard touchdown run, making the score 14–3. Michigan outscored Central Michigan 21–3 in the second quarter. Fitzgerald Toussaint rushed one-yard for a touchdown before Coluzzi added another field goal for Central Michigan, this time from a distance of 27 yards. Michigan ended the scoring in the first half with a 21-yard touchdown pass from Gardner to Jeremy Gallon and a four-yard touchdown run from Gardner, making the score 35–6 at halftime. Michigan outscored Central Michigan 21–0 in the third quarter via a two-yard touchdown run from Toussaint, a one-yard run from Derrick Green, and a five-yard touchdown run from Thomas Rawls, which made the score 56–6. The teams traded field goals in the fourth quarter, a 33-yard one from Coluzzi for Central Michigan and a 30-yard one from Brendan Gibbons for Michigan to end the scoring.[37]

Michigan's 59 points were the most scored by a Michigan football team in its season opener since 1905—when Michigan defeated Ohio Wesleyan 65–0—and were also the most points scored against a team since Michigan defeated Massachusetts 63–13 in 2012. The blocked punt returned for a touchdown in the first quarter was Michigan's first blocked punt returned for a touchdown since 2009, when Brandon Graham returned one against Delaware State. Michigan's defense recorded four sacks, which matched the previous season's high against Ohio State. 27 freshman made their debuts for Michigan during the game.[38] Backup running back Drake Johnson suffered a torn ACL during the game and will miss the remainder of the season.[39]

vs. Notre DameEdit

Notre Dame at Michigan
(Michigan – Notre Dame rivalry game)
1 234Total
#14 Fighting Irish 7 6710 30
#17 Wolverines 10 1777 41
  • Date: September 7
  • Location: Michigan Stadium
    Ann Arbor, Michigan
  • Game start: 8:12 PM EDT
  • Elapsed time: 3:30
  • Game attendance: 115,109
  • Game weather: 77°F, Cloudy, NW 12 MPH
  • Referee: David Epperley
  • TV announcers (ESPN): Brent Musburger, Kirk Herbstreit & Heather Cox

Following its game against Central, Michigan hosted the Notre Dame Fighting Irish. Notre Dame won the previous meeting 13–6.[41] Billed as "Under the Lights II", this was the second night game in Michigan Stadium's history; the previous game also featured Notre Dame.[42] Tom Harmon was honored as a Michigan Football Legend, and his #98 jersey was unretired and given to quarterback Devin Gardner.[43]

Michigan won the game, 41–30.[44] Michigan opened the scoring in the first quarter with a 44-yard field goal from Brendan Gibbons and added a 61-yard touchdown pass from Devin Gardner to Jeremy Gallon to expand its lead to 10–0. Notre Dame answered with a seven-yard touchdown pass from Tommy Rees to T. J. Jones, making the score at the end of the first quarter 10–7 in favor of Michigan. Notre Dame tied the game in the second quarter with a 44-yard field goal from Kyle Brindza, but Michinga regained the via a two-yard touchdown run from Devin Gardner. After Notre Dame cut Michigan's lead to four via a 24-yard field goal from Brindza, Michigan scored ten unanswered points to end the half—a Gibbons 38-yard field goal and a 12-yard touchdown pass from Gardner to Gallon—making the score 27–13 at halftime. Notre Dame reduced Michigan's lead to seven points in the third quarter on a 20-yard touchdown pass from Rees to Troy Niklas, but Michigan regained its 14-point advantage with a 13-yard touchdown pass from Gardner to Gallon. Notre Dame scored the first ten points of the fourth quarter via a Stephon Tuitt interception in the Michigan endzone for a touchdown and a Brindza 40-yard field goal, making the score 34–30 in favor of Michigan. Michigan, however, would score the final points of the game on a four-yard touchdown pass from Gardner to Drew Dileo.[45]

The game's announced attendance was 115,109, making it the largest crowd ever to watch an American football game (college or NFL). Gardner accounted for 376 yards of Michigan's offense, the ninth highest single-game performance by a Michigan player. The only two Michigan players to contribute more total yards in a single game are Denard Robinson and John Navarre. Wide receiver Jeremy Gallon caught eight passes for 184 yards and three touchdowns, while rushing for 14 yards. Gallon's 184 receiving yards against Notre Dame is tied for the sixth highest single-game performance in Michigan history. On defense, cornerback Blake Countess had two interceptions for Michigan, the first two of his career, and became the first Michigan player to have two interceptions in a game since James Rogers against Purdue in 2010. Raymon Taylor recorded a career-high eleven tackles in the game. The win was Michigan's 400th victory at Michigan Stadium and improved its record against Notre Dame to 24–16–1. Gibbons' first-quarter field goal—his 15th straight made field goal attempt—broke the Michigan record for most consecutive field goals made. Remy Hamilton previously held the record. Stephen M. Ross, who donated $200 million to the University of Michigan earlier in the week, was named an honorary captain for the game.[46] In recognition of his performance in the game, Gallon was named the Big Ten's Offensive Player of the Week.[47] Gardner was named Davey O'Brien Quarterback of the Week and one of eight Manning Award Stars of the Week for his 5 touchdown performance, which included a record-tying 4 passing touchdowns.[48]

References to chickens were a widely reported side story to the game. After Notre Dame announced one year earlier that it would terminate the rivalry after the 2014 season, Michigan head coach Brady Hoke said Notre Dame was "chickening out" of the rivalry.[49] When ESPN commentator Lee Corso made his pick for the game during the College GameDay show (which was in Ann Arbor for the game), he brought out several live chickens while picking Notre Dame to win the game, and fans in the background carried signs with poultry references, including "Cluck of the Irish."[50] At the end Michigan's 41–30 victory, in what Chantel Jennings of ESPN.com called the "Dig of the Day",[51] the speakers at Michigan Stadium loudly played the "Chicken Dance" as Michigan fans "danced in the stands."[52][53][54]

vs. AkronEdit

Akron at Michigan
1 234Total
Zips 3 0714 24
#11 Wolverines 7 0147 28
  • Date: September 14
  • Location: Michigan Stadium
    Ann Arbor, Michigan
  • Game start: 12:01 PM EDT
  • Elapsed time: 3:19
  • Game attendance: 107,120
  • Game weather: 65°F, Sunny, NW 12 MPH
  • Referee: Dave Witvoet
  • TV announcers (BTN): Kevin Kugler, Chuck Long & Lisa Byington

Following the game against Notre Dame, Michigan hosted the Akron Zips. This was the first meeting between the two teams.[56]

Michigan avoided a massive upset with a goal line stand at the end of the game, ensuring a 28–24 victory.[57] Michigan opened the scoring in the first quarter with a 48-yard touchdown pass from Devin Gardner to Devin Funchess, but Akron responded with a 45-yard field goal from Robert Stein. Following a scoreless second quarter, Michigan led 7–3 at halftime. Akron opened the scoring in the third quarter with a 28-yard touchdown from Kyle Pohl to Zach D'Orazio, but Michigan responded with two touchdowns of its own—a Gardner 36-yard run and a 33-yard pass from Gardner to Jehu Chesson—giving Michigan a 21–10 lead. Akron responded with 14 points of its own—a Justin March 27-yard interception return for a touchdown and a one-yard touchdown pass from Pohl to Tyrell Goodman—to take a 24–21 lead. Michigan regained the lead and ended the scoring with a two-yard touchdown run from Fitzgerald Toussaint.[58]

Gardner recorded 103 rushing yards, which set a new career high. Brendan Gibbons missed a 45-yard field goal in the second quarter, which ended his streak of 16 consecutive made field goals. Blake Countess recorded his second straight game with an interception, while Jarrod Wilson recorded his first career interception. Akron became the 145th school to play Michigan in a football game, with Michigan's record improving to 116–25–4 in games when facing a new opponent.[56]

at UConnEdit

Michigan at UConn
1 234Total
#15 Wolverines 7 0710 24
Huskies 0 1470 21

Following its near-upset from Akron, Michigan traveled to East Hartford to face the Connecticut (UConn) Huskies. In the previous meeting in 2010—the rededication of Michigan Stadium—Michigan defeated Connecticut 30–10.[60]

Michigan won its second close game in two weeks, scoring 17 unanswered points to defeat UConn 24–21 after falling behind 21–7 in the third quarter.[61] Michigan scored the only points of the first quarter via a Devin Gardner 17-yard touchdown. UConn responded with 14 unanswered points in the second quarter to take a 14–7 lead at halftime: an 11-yard touchdown pass from Chandler Whitmer to Spencer Parker and a seven-yard touchdown pass from Whitmer to Lyle McCombs. UConn opened the scoring in the third quarter when Ty-Meer Brown returned a Gardner fumble 34 yards for a touchdown, making the score 21–7 UConn. Michigan responded by scoring the final 17 points, a 35-yard touchdown run from Fitzgerald Toussaint in the third quarter, a 12-yard touchdown run from Toussaint in the fourth quarter, and a 21-yard field goal from Brendan Gibbons, which also occurred in the fourth quarter.[62]

The attendance of 42,704 was the largest crowd in the history of Rentschler Field. Toussaint carried the ball 24 times for a total of 120 rushing yards, his first effort over 100 yards since the game against Ohio State in 2011. Frank Clark recorded two sacks in the game, his first multi-sack game of his career. Desmond Morgan recorded his first career interception, while Chris Wormley and Raymon Taylor both recorded their first career sacks. Michigan's defense only allowed 206 yards of total offense and held UConn to one successful third down conversion out of eleven attempts.[63]

vs. MinnesotaEdit

Minnesota at Michigan
(Homecoming game/Little Brown Jug)
1 234Total
Golden Gophers 7 033 13
#19 Wolverines 7 71414 42
  • Date: October 5
  • Location: Michigan Stadium
    Ann Arbor, Michigan
  • Game start: 3:36 EDT
  • Elapsed time: 2:56
  • Game attendance: 111,079
  • Game weather: 75°F, Cloudy, SE 12 MPH
  • Referee: Alex Kemp
  • TV announcers (ABC/ESPN2): Mike Patrick, Ed Cunningham & Jeannine Edwards

After its trip to Connecticut, Michigan faced the Minnesota Golden Gophers. In the previous meeting, Michigan dominated Minnesota and won by a score of 35–13.[65]

Michigan again dominated Minnesota, winning 42–13.[66] The teams traded touchdowns in the first quarter, with Michigan scoring on an eight-yard touchdown run from Fitzgerald Toussaint and Minnesota responding with a seven-yard touchdown pass from Mitch Leidner to Maxx Williams. Michigan scored the only points of the second quarter on a 24-yard touchdown pass from Devin Garder to Devin Funchess, giving Michigan a 14–7 lead at halftime. Michigan scored the first points of the third quarter on a two-yard touchdown run from Derrick Green, but Minnesota responded with a 44-yard field goal from Chris Hawthorne. Michigan responded with a 12-yard touchdown run from Toussaint. Minnesota opened the scoring in the fourth quarter with a 27-yard field goal from Hawthorne to make the score 28–13, but Michigan scored the final 14 points of the game via a two-yard touchdown run from Devin Gardner and a 72-yard interception return for a touchdown from Blake Countess.[67]

The game was Michigan's first game without a turnover since its 2011 meeting with Minnesota, and the first time Gardner had started a game as a quarterback without throwing at least one interception.[68] Graham Glasgow replaced Jack Miller as the team's starting center, while Chris Bryant replaced Glasgow as the team's left guard. Michigan's offense did not attempt a pass during the first quarter of the game. Blake Countess's interception in the fourth quarter was his fourth of the season; he became the first Wolverine since Donovan Warren in 2009 to have four interceptions in a season.[69]

at Penn StateEdit

Michigan at Penn State
1 234OT2OT3OT4OTTotal
#18 Wolverines 10 01770303 40
Nittany Lions 7 143100306 43

Following its game against Minnesota, Michigan traveled to State College to face the Penn State Nittany Lions for the first time since 2010. In the previous meeting, Penn State won by a score of 41–31.[71]

Penn State won the game, defeating Michigan 43–40 after four overtime periods.[72] Penn State opened the scoring in the first quarter with a 12-yard touchdown pass from Christian Hackenberg to Brandon Felder. Michigan responded with a 59-yard touchdown pass from Devin Gardner to Devin Funchess and a 47-yard field goal from Brendan Gibbons, which gave Michigan a 10–7 lead after the first quarter. Penn State responded in the second quarter with 14 unanswered points, via a 20-yard touchdown pass from Hackenberg to Jesse James and a 24-yard touchdown pass from Hackenberg to Felder, making the score 21–10 in favor of Penn State at halftime. Michigan responded with the first ten points of the third quarter. Frank Clark recovered a Penn State fumble and returned it 24 yards for a touchdown, while Gibbons added a 23-yard to make the score 21–20 in favor of Penn State. Penn State responded with a 45-yard field goal from Sam Ficken, but Michigan regained the lead via a 16-yard touchdown pass from Gardner to Jeremy Gallon. In the fourth quarter, Michigan added to its lead with a 37-yard touchdown pass from Gardner to Funchess, making the score 34–24. Penn State scored the next ten points—a 43-yard field goal from Ficken and a one-yard run from Hackenberg—to tie the game and send it to overtime. Neither team scored in the first overtime. In the second overtime, Gibbons kicked a 25-yard field goal for Michigan, but Penn State responded with a 36-yard field goal from Ficken. After neither team scored in the third overtime, Gibbons gave Michigan a three-point lead with a 40-yard field goal in the fourth overtime, but Penn State responded with a two-yard touchdown run from Bill Belton to win the game.[73]

The game was the longest in Michigan football history, surpassing triple overtime victories against Michigan State in 2004 and Illinois in 2010. Devin Funchess recorded over 100 receiving yards for the second consecutive week. Frank Clark recorded two sacks and two fumble recoveries, as well as a defensive touchdown, giving Michigan its second consecutive week with a defensive touchdown. Jake Ryan played for the first time since his ACL injury in the spring. Brendan Gibbons recorded his 127th consecutive point after touchdown (PAT), setting a new Michigan record and passing JD Carlson in the process. Desmond Morgan recorded eight tackles during the game.[74]

vs. IndianaEdit

Indiana at Michigan
1 234Total
Hoosiers 7 10237 47
Wolverines 14 141421 63
  • Date: October 19
  • Location: Michigan Stadium
    Ann Arbor, Michigan
  • Game start: 3:46 PM EDT
  • Elapsed time: 3:38
  • Game attendance: 109,503
  • Game weather: 53°F, Overcast, SW 15 MPH
  • Referee: Jerry McGinn
  • TV announcers (BTN): Matt Devlin, Glen Mason & Jon Jansen

After its trip to State College, Michigan hosted the Indiana Hoosiers for the first time since 2010. Michigan won the previous game by a score of 42–35.[76]

The game turned into a shootout, with Michigan winning 63–47.[77] Indiana opened the scoring in the first quarter via a 59-yard touchdown pass from Nate Sudfeld to Cody Latimer. Michigan responded with a 13-yard touchdown run from Devin Gardner and then took the lead via a two-yard touchdown run from Fitzgerald Toussaint. Michigan added to its lead in the second quarter via a seven-yard touchdown run from Toussaint, but Indiana responded with a 33-yard touchdown pass from Tre Roberson to Shane Wynn, cutting Michigan's lead to seven points. Michigan added a 21-yard touchdown pass from Gardner to Jeremy Gallon, but as time expired in the half, Mitch Ewald kicked a 50-yard field goal, making the score 28–17 in favor of Michigan at halftime. The teams combined to score 37 points in the third quarter. Indiana cut Michigan's lead to four with a two-yard touchdown run from Tevin Coleman, but Michigan responded with a 50-yard touchdown pass from Gardner to Gallon. Indiana answered with a five-yard touchdown pass from Roberson to Wynn and then reduced Michigan's lead to one point with a 23-yard field goal from Ewald. Michigan answered with a one-yard touchdown run from Toussaint, but Indiana responded with a 67-yard touchdown pass from Roberson to Kofi Hughes, making the score 42–40 in favor of Michigan. In the fourth quarter, Michigan responded with a six-yard touchdown run from Gardner, but Indiana answered with a 15-yard touchdown run from Tre Roberson. Michigan once again extended its lead to nine points with a six-yard touchdown run from Gardner and then ended the scoring with a 27-yard touchdown run from Toussaint.[78]

Jeremy Gallon broke the single-game receiving record for both Michigan and the Big Ten Conference during the game, catching 14 passes for a total of 369 yards. Gardner broke Michigan's single game records for both passing yards (503) and total offense (584). Michigan's offense set a new school record for total yardage with 751 yards of offense, breaking the previous record of 727 yards against Delaware State in 2009. Thomas Gordon recorded his first two interceptions of the season during the game. With the win, Michigan became bowl eligible.[79]

at Michigan StateEdit

Michigan at Michigan State
(Paul Bunyan Trophy)
1 234Total
#23 Wolverines 3 300 6
#24 Spartans 3 10313 29

Following its clash with Indiana, Michigan traveled to East Lansing to face its in-state rival, the Michigan State Spartans. Michigan won the previous game 12–10 on a last second field goal from Brendan Gibbons.[81]

Michigan State dominated the game, winning 29–6.[82] Michigan opened the scoring in the first quarter via a 49-yard field goal from Matt Wile, but Michigan State responded with a field goal of its own—a 40-yard one from Michael Geiger. In the second quarter, Michigan State took the lead on a 44-yard field goal from Geiger, but Michigan responded with a 34-yard field goal from Brendan Gibbons. Michigan State regained the lead on a 14-yard touchdown pass from Connor Cook to Bennie Fowler. After leading 13–6 at halftime, Michigan State scored all points that occurred after halftime. In the third quarter, Geiger added a 35-yard field goal to give Michigan State a 16–6 lead. In the fourth quarter, Michigan State added two touchdowns via a one-yard touchdown run from Connor Cook and a 40-yard touchdown run from Jeremy Langford.[83]

Michigan rushed for −48 yards, which was a school record for the lowest total rushing yards in a single game. Michigan fell to 35–24–2 when the two teams played games involving the Paul Bunyan Trophy.[84]

vs. NebraskaEdit

Nebraska at Michigan
1 234Total
Cornhuskers 10 007 17
Wolverines 0 373 13
  • Date: November 9
  • Location: Michigan Stadium
    Ann Arbor, Michigan
  • Game start: 3:36 PM EST
  • Elapsed time: 3:04
  • Game attendance: 112,204
  • Game weather: 55°F, Partly cloudy, SW 20 MPH
  • Referee: John O'Neil
  • TV announcers (ABC): Sean McDonough, Chris Spielman & Shannon Spake

After its trip to East Lansing, Michigan hosted the Nebraska Cornhuskers. The previous meeting saw Michigan lose starting quarterback Denard Robinson to injury in the first half and it eventually lost the game 23–9.[86]

Nebraska defeated Michigan 17–13 in a low scoring affair.[87] Nebraska opened the scoring in the first quarter via a 21-yard field goal from Pat Smith and an eight-yard run from Ameer Abdullah. Michigan responded in the second quarter with a 27-yard field goal from Brendan Gibbons, giving Nebraska a 10–3 lead at halftime. Michigan tied the game in the third quarter with a 5-yard touchdown pass from Devin Gardner to Devin Funchess, and then took the lead in the fourth quarter via a 40-yard field goal from Gibbons. Nebraska responded with a five-yard touchdown pass from Tommy Armstrong to Abdullah to win the game.[88]

The loss was Michigan's first at Michigan Stadium since Brady Hoke became the head coach in 2011. Both Dennis Norfleet and Chris Wormley recorded their first career fumble recoveries. The attendance of 112,204 marked the 250th consecutive game Michigan Stadium has seen crowds of over 100,000 people.[84]

at NorthwesternEdit

Michigan at Northwestern
1 234OT2OT3OTTotal
Wolverines 3 006738 27
Wildcats 3 330730 19
  • Date: November 16
  • Location: Ryan Field
    Evanston, Illinois
  • Game start: 3:42 PM EST
  • Elapsed time: 3:39
  • Game attendance: 47,330
  • Game weather: 53°F, Cloudy, S 15 MPH
  • Referee: Bill LeMonnier
  • TV announcers (BTN): Kevin Kugler, Glen Mason & J Leman

Following its game against Nebraska, Michigan traveled to Evanston to face the Northwestern Wildcats. Michigan won the previous meeting 38–31 in overtime.[90]

Michigan stunned Northwestern with a last second field goal to tie the game, and then won in triple overtime by a score of 27–19.[91] The teams traded field goals in the first quarter, with Michigan scoring first via a 25-yard field goal from Brendan Gibbons, while Northwestern responded with a 40-yard field goal from Jeff Budzien. Northwestern scored the only points of the second quarter via a 22-yard field goal from Budzien and led 6–3 at halftime. Northwestern also scored the only points of the third quarter via a 29-yard field goal from Budzien to take a 9–3 lead. Michigan responded with two field goals from Brendan Gibbons—one from 28 yards and one from 44 yards, with the second one coming as time expired. The teams traded touchdowns in the first overtime, with Michigan scoring via an 11-yard touchdown pass from Devin Gardner to Jake Butt, while Kain Colter scored via a one-yard run for Northwestern. The teams traded field goals in the second overtime. Jeff Budzien kicked a 36-yard field goal for Northwestern, while Brendan Gibbons added a 29-yard field goal for Michigan. Michigan won the game in the third overtime via a 5-yard touchdown run from Gardner, converting a two-point attempt via a Gardner run, and then stopping Northwestern's offense during Northwestern's attempt.[92]

Michigan improved its record to 9–2 in games that were decided in overtime. Jake Butt's touchdown in the first overtime was his first career touchdown. Jeremy Gallon became the school's tenth player to record 1,000 receiving yards in a season and the first since Mario Manningham did so in 2007.[93]

at IowaEdit

Michigan at Iowa
1 234Total
Wolverines 7 1400 21
Hawkeyes 7 0710 24
  • Date: November 23
  • Location: Kinnick Stadium
    Iowa City, Iowa
  • Game start: 12:01 PM EST
  • Elapsed time: 3:15
  • Game attendance: 65,708
  • Game weather: 18°F, Sunny, NNW 18 MPH
  • Referee: Todd Geerlings
  • TV announcers (BTN): Kevin Kugler, Glen Mason & J Leman

After its game against Northwestern, Michigan completed its road portion of the schedule against the Iowa Hawkeyes. Michigan dominated the previous meeting, winning 42–17, with Devin Gardner accounting for all six of Michigan's touchdowns.[95]

Iowa won the game by a score of 24–21.[96] Michigan opened the scoring in the first quarter with a seven-yard interception return for a touchdown from Brennan Beyer, but Iowa responded with a five-yard touchdown pass from Jake Rudock to CJ Fiedorowicz. Michigan scored the next fourteen points via a two-yard pass from Devin Gardner to A.J. Williams and a nine-yard pass from Gardner to Jeremy Gallon, giving Michigan a 21–7 lead at halftime. Iowa scored the next 17 points to win the game. In the third quarter, Jake Rudock completed a 55-yard touchdown pass to Tevaun Smith, cutting Michigan's lead to seven points. In the fourth quarter, Mark Weisman tied the game via a nine-yard touchdown run, and Mike Myer gave Iowa the victory with a 34-yard field goal.[97]

The temperature at kickoff was 18 °F. Frank Clark had 2.5 tackles for a loss, while Michigan intercepted three passes and had its third defensive touchdown of the season. Blake Countess recorded his fifth interception of the season, while Raymon Taylor recorded his fourth interception of the season.[98]

vs. Ohio StateEdit

Ohio State at Michigan
(The Game)
1 234Total
#3 Buckeyes 14 7147 42
Wolverines 14 7020 41
  • Date: November 30
  • Location: Michigan Stadium
    Ann Arbor, Michigan
  • Game start: 12:06 PM EST
  • Elapsed time: 3:32
  • Game attendance: 113,511
  • Game weather: 37°F, Partly cloudy, S 12 MPH
  • Referee: Mike Cannon
  • TV announcers (ABC): Brad Nessler, Todd Blackledge & Holly Rowe

Following its road finale against Iowa, Michigan faced Ohio State in the 110th meeting of "The Game". Ohio State won the previous edition 26–21.[100]

Ohio State won a thrilling contest 42–41 after Michigan missed a go-ahead two-point conversion attempt with 32 seconds remaining in the game.[101] The teams combined for 28 points in the first quarter. Michigan opened the scoring via a one-yard touchdown run from Devin Gardner, but Ohio State responded with a 53-yard touchdown pass from Braxton Miller to Devin Smith. Michigan regained the lead via a four-yard touchdown run from Fitzgerald Toussaint, but Ohio State responded with a 53-yard touchdown run from Miller. Michigan regained the lead in the second quarter via a 17-yard touchdown pass from Devin Gardner to Jeremy Gallon, but Ohio State responded with a 21-yard touchdown run from Braxton Miller, making the score 21–21 at halftime. In the third quarter, Ohio State took the lead for the first time in the game, with Braxton Miller scoring on a 3-yard touchdown run. Ohio State added to its lead via a 22-yard touchdown pass from Miller to Jeff Heuerman, making the score 35–21 in favor of Ohio State at the end of the third quarter. In the fourth quarter, Michigan responded with an 11-yard touchdown pass from Gardner to Drew Dileo and a two-yard pass from Gardner to Jake Butt, which tied the score at 35. Ohio State regained the lead via a one-yard touchdown run from Carlos Hyde, but Michigan responded with a two-yard touchdown pass from Gardner to Devin Funchess. Instead of attempting the extra point to send the game to overtime, Michigan decided to go for a two-point conversion to win the game in regulation. Gardner's pass was intercepted and Ohio State won its second consecutive game over Michigan.[102]

Devin Gardner completed 32 of his 45 attempted passes for 451 yards and four touchdowns. This was his second career game of over 400 passing yards; he is the only Michigan quarterback to have ever thrown for 400 passing yards in a single game. Gardner's 451 passing yards and Gallon's 175 receiving yards are the most passing and receiving yards ever recorded against Ohio State in the history of the rivalry.[103]

vs. Kansas StateEdit

Michigan vs. Kansas State
(Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl)
1 234Total
Wolverines 3 308 14
Wildcats 14 7010 31
  • Date: December 28
  • Location: Sun Devil Stadium
    Tempe, Arizona
  • Game start: 10:15 PM EST
  • Elapsed time: 3:03
  • Game attendance: 53,284
  • Game weather: 61ºF, High clouds, W 7 MPH
  • Referee: Land Clark
  • TV announcers (ESPN): Sean McDonough, Chris Spielman & Shannon Spake

For its final game of the season, Michigan faced Kansas State in the Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl. This was the first ever meeting between the two schools. This was Michigan's forty-third bowl game in its history, and the first time it had ever played in the Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl. It was also be the first time Michigan has played in Arizona since the 1986 Fiesta Bowl, when Michigan defeated Nebraska 27–23.[105]

Depth chartEdit

Starters and backups against Central Michigan.[106] Following Drake Johnson's season-ending injury against Central Michigan, Derrick Green replaced him as the backup running back, while Thomas Rawls replaced Justice Hayes as the third-string running back.[107]

AwardsEdit

Fifth-year senior offensive tackle Taylor Lewan earned his second consecutive and Michigan's third consecutive Rimington-Pace Offensive lineman of the Year award and tight end Devin Funchess was selected as the Kwalick-Clark Tight end of the Year. Lewan earned first-team All-Big Ten Conference recognition from both the coaches and the media, while Funchess and Blake Countess were All-Conference first team by the media and second-team honors by the coaches. Jeremy Gallon was a second team selection by both the coaches and the media, while Frank Clark was recognized as second-team by the coaches and honorable mention by the media. Other honorable mention selections were Jibreel Black (coaches and media), Devin Gardner, Brendan Gibbons and Raymon Taylor (media) and Michael Schofield (coaches).[108] Following the season Gallon was selected team MVP.[109]

Lewan was a first team All-American selection by Sporting News, a second team selection by the Associated Press, CBSSports.com, Walter Camp Football Foundation, Sports Illustrated and a third team selection by Athlon Sports.[110][111][112][113][114][115] Countess, Funchess and Gallon were honorable mention selections by Sports Illustrated.[113]

All-star gamesEdit

Game Date Site Players
2014 East–West Shrine Game January 18, 2014 Tropicana Field
St. Petersburg, Florida
Jeremy Gallon[116]
2014 Senior Bowl January 25, 2013 Ladd–Peebles Stadium,
Mobile, Alabama
Michael Schofield

2014 NFL DraftEdit

Rnd. Pick # NFL team Player Pos. College Conf. Notes
1 11 Tennessee Titans Taylor Lewan  OT Michigan Big Ten
3 95 Denver Broncos Michael Schofield  OT Michigan Big Ten
7 244 New England Patriots Jeremy Gallon  WR Michigan Big Ten

In addition to the drafted players both Thomas Gordon (New York Giants) and Fitzgerald Toussaint (Baltimore Ravens) signed contracts as undrafted free agents.[117]

RosterEdit

2013 Michigan Wolverines football team roster
Players Coaches
Offense
Pos. # Name Class
WR 3 Bo Dever RFr
RB 5 Justice Hayes So
QB 6 Brian Cleary RFr
QB 7 Shane Morris Fr
QB 8 Russell Bellomy   So
WR 9 Drew Dileo Sr
WR 10 Da'Mario Jones Fr
QB 13 Alex Swieca So
QB 15 Alex Moores Fr
WR 16 Jack Wangler Fr
WR 17 Jeremy Jackson Sr
RB 18 DeAnthony Hardison RFr
RB 20 Drake Johnson   RFr
WR 21 Jeremy Gallon Sr
RB 23 Dennis Norfleet So
RB 27 Derrick Green Fr
RB 28 Fitzgerald Toussaint Sr
RB 32 Deveon Smith Fr
RB 33 Wyatt Shallman Fr
FB 36 Joe Kerridge So
RB 37 Bobby Henderson RFr
RB 38 Thomas Rawls Jr
FB 39 Sione Houma So
WR 41 Anthony Capatina Jr
TE 42 Dylan Esterline Jr
TE 46 Clark Grace RFr
WR 49 Brad Anlauf RFr
RB 51 Bobby Henderson RFr
OL 55 David Dawson Fr
OL 56 Joey Burzynski Jr
OL 57 Patrick Kugler Fr
OL 58 Chris Bryant So
OL 60 Jack Miller So
OL 61 Graham Glasgow So
OL 62 Blake Bars RFr
OL 63 Ben Pliska RFr
OL 65 Kyle Bosch Fr
OL 66 Dan Liesman RFr
OL 67 Kyle Kalis RFr
OL 69 Erik Gunderson Sr
OL 70 Kristian Mateus Jr
OL 71 Ben Braden RFr
OL 72 Logan Tuley-Tillman Fr
OL 73 Chris Fox Fr
OL 74 Dan Samuelson Fr
OL 75 Michael Schofield Sr
OL 77 Taylor Lewan (C) Sr
OL 78 Erik Magnuson RFr
TE 80 Khalid Hill Fr
WR 81 Csont'e York Fr
WR 82 Amara Darboh   So
WR 83 Jaron Dukes Fr
TE 84 A.J. Williams So
WR 85 Joe Reynolds Sr
WR 86 Jehu Chesson RFr
TE 87 Devin Funchess So
TE 88 Jake Butt Fr
WR 89 Jonathan Keizer So
TE 91 Alex Mitropoulos-Rundus So
TE 94 Jordan Paskorz Jr
TE 95 Michael Jocz RFr
QB 98 Devin Gardner RJr
Defense
Pos. # Name Class
LB 3 Mike McCray Fr
LB 4 Cameron Gordon (C) Sr
DB 6 Raymon Taylor Jr
DT 7 Henry Poggi Fr
DB 8 Channing Stribling Fr
CB 11 Courtney Avery (C) Sr
DB 12 Allen Gant RFr
CB 13 Terry Richardson So
S 14 Josh Furman Jr
LB 15 James Ross So
DB 18 Blake Countess RSo
DB 20 Reon Dawson Fr
S 22 Jarrod Wilson So
DB 24 Delonte Hollowell Jr
S 25 Dymonte Thomas Fr
DB 26 Jourdan Lewis Fr
DB 29 Ross Douglass Fr
S 30 Thomas Gordon Sr
S 32 Shaun Austin RFr
DE 33 Taco Charlton Fr
S 34 Jeremy Clark RFr
LB 35 Joe Bolden So
DB 36 AJ Pearson RFr
DB 41 Anthony Capatina Jr
LB 42 Ben Gedeon Fr
DE 43 Chris Wormley RFr
DB 44 Delano Hill Fr
LB 47 Jake Ryan (C) Jr
LB 48 Desmond Morgan Jr
DE 50 Tom Strobel RFr
LB 52 Royce Jenkins-Stone So
DE 53 Mario Ojemudia So
DT 54 Richard Ash Jr
DE 55 Jibreel Black Sr
DT 56 Ondre Pipkins So
LB 57 Frank Clark Jr
LB 59 Mark Lawson RFr
DT 69 Willie Henry RFr
DT 73 Maurice Hurst, Jr. Fr
DT 76 Quinton Washington Sr
DE 92 Keith Heitzman So
DL 96 Ryan Glasgow RFr
DE 97 Brennen Beyer Jr
DE 99 Matt Godin RFr
Special teams
Pos. # Name Class
PK 34 Brendan Gibbons Sr
P 43 Will Hagerup (S) Sr
LS 43 Scott Sypniewski Fr
PK 45 Matt Wile Jr
PK 46 J.J. McGrath Fr
LS 54 Jareth Glanda Sr
LS 64 Brandon Duba Fr
P 91 Kenneth Allen RFr
Head coach
Coordinators/assistant coaches
  • Al Borges (Offensive coordinator / quarterbacks)
  • Greg Mattison (Defensive coordinator)
  • Dan Ferrigno (Tight ends / special teams)
  • Darrell Funk (Offensive line)
  • Jeff Hecklinski (Wide receivers)
  • Fred Jackson (Running backs)
  • Curt Mallory (Defensive backs)
  • Roy Manning (Linebackers)
  • Mark Smith (Linebackers)
  • Ernie Lawson (Defensive graduate assistant)
  • Aaron Wellman (Strength and conditioning)
  • Kevin Koger (Graduate Assistant)
  • Adam Stenavich (Offensive graduate assistant)[118][119]

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (S) Suspended
  • (I) Ineligible
  •   Injured
  •   Redshirt

Roster
Last update: October 7, 2013

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