The Michigan Wolverines entered Saturday needing a big day from their offense to keep up with the high-scoring Indiana Hoosiers. In a record-setting performance, quarterback Devin Gardner and wide receiver Jeremy Gallon answered the challenge. The duo helped the Wolverines set a school single-game record with 751 total yards of offense and extended their nation’s longest home winning streak to 19 games in their 63-47 victory. [ MORE: Read all of @BTNStatsGuys weekly posts ] Gardner set a school single-game record with 584 yards of total offense, falling just one yard short of the Big Ten record of 585 yards
With the Michigan football team enjoying a bye week, Devin Gardner and some teammates decided to pay a visit to C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital this week. Gardner hung out with patients during his visit, and he also broke out a solo in a group remediation of “Hakuna Matata.” Watch Gardner, Joe Reynolds (guitar) and some other Michigan athletes perform the song in this video. Credit: @umichfootball Okay, so maybe Gardner doesn’t have a singing career after football, as his “it means no worries” solo moment was a bit off tune. But nonetheless, this is a great moment and should help
It wasn’t pretty, but Michigan held off Akron for a 28-24 win at The Big House on Saturday. It took a come-from-behind win against a team that hasn’t beaten an FBS opponent since 2010 for the Wolverines to extend their FBS-high 17-game home win streak. How close was it, exactly? Check out this final play: What a finish at #Michigan. Did you see that last play? @umichfootball #orvillemoment – http://t.co/LA81jwpcnW — Big Ten Network (@BigTenNetwork) September 14, 2013 As close as it was, Devin Gardner improved to 6-2 as the starting quarterback and Michigan moved to 3-0 for the fourth
Ever see a quarterback wear No. 98? No, of course, you haven’t. Until now, that is. Michigan quarterback Devin Gardner rocked the number typically reserved for defensive lineman vs. Notre Dame on Saturday night, and he will do so for the rest of his career. Gardner, who used to wear No. 12, will wear No. 98 to honor Tom Harmon, Michigan’s first Heisman Trophy winner. [ MORE: Track Notre Dame at Michigan | Check out this gallery of Michigan Stadium ] Michigan honors its legends by having select current players wear their numbers, in addition to a Michigan Football Legend
Devin Gardner just got the attention of rival Ohio State. In an interview Monday with “The Huge Show,” a syndicated radio program in Michigan (listen to the full interview), the Michigan quarterback said the Wolverines “will win in the Big House against Ohio State.” [ MLive.com: Devin Gardner: Michigan ‘will win in the Big House’ against Ohio State ] That wasn’t all he said. Here’s the full quote: “We always have room for improvement, but this is definitely a championship-caliber football team that will win in the Big House against Ohio State. We don’t feel like we’re inferior to anyone
Apparently, Michigan quarterback Devin Gardner and wideout Jeremy Gallon have some good chemistry and mojo. Check out this video posted by Gardner on his Twitter account of him hitting Gallon with a pass—with his eyes closed. https://twitter.com/dg1two/status/327233338228215808 No doubt, the duo clicked late last season after Gardner took over at quarterback. The tandem connected 31 times for 511 yards and three touchdowns in 2012, averaging 6.2 catches for 102.2 yards per game. Gardner-Gallon combined for a career-best nine hook-ups for 145 yards in their final game last season vs. South Carolina in the Outback Bowl. It will be interesting to
Michigan announced Tuesday that senior/junior quarterback Devin Gardner has been granted a medical hardship for the 2010 season, his freshman campaign in which he suffered a season-ending back injury after three games. The quarterback-turned-receiver-turned-quarterback will have two seasons of eligibility remaining. [ MGoBlue.com: Gardner granted another season of eligibility ] Gardner appeared in 13 games in 2012, beginning the season as a wide receiver before starting the final five games at quarterback. Gardner completed 75-of-126 passes for 1,219 yards and 11 touchdowns with five interceptions, while rushing 47 times for 101 yards and seven touchdowns. He also caught 16 passes
In a special web-only “Big Ten Football Report” clip, Gerry DiNardo and Howard Griffith each offer up a couple of players Big Ten fans should keep their eye on in 2013. While all four talents are coming off breakout seasons, our guys think each is poised to be even better next fall. The candidates: Nebraska’s Ameer Abdullah and Ohio State’s Ryan Shazier (Griffith); Michigan’s Devin Gardner and Ohio State’s Carlos Hyde (DiNardo). Watch the video now to see what DiNardo and Griffith say about their picks. Plus, cast your vote below for the player most likely to have the best
(AP) Michigan coach Brady Hoke says he expects junior Devin Gardner to get a fifth year of eligibility. Hoke says documentation for Gardner’s medical-redshirt request is being sent to the Big Ten. Gardner started the last four games of the regular season at quarterback. He was limited to three games as a freshman at least in part because of a back injury. If a medical hardship is granted, Gardner will be eligible to play during the 2013 and 2014 seasons. Gardner was recruited as a QB and moved to receiver this year to get on the field with Denard Robinson.
Every Saturday night during the college football season, BTN.com web editor Brent Yarina hands out his weekly Big Ten Game Balls. The series is called “U.S. Marines Corps: Leaders of the Week,” and it’s designed to spotlight the Big Ten’s top individual performances. Who took home the honors from Week 12? Find out in this post. WEEK 12 GAME BALLS 1. Devin Gardner, QB, Michigan: 18-23, 314 yards, 3 TD, 1 INT; 9 car., 37 yards, 3 TD – Gardner hasn’t faced a premier Big Ten defense, but the guy continues to tear up any defense put in front him.