Numbers: Devin Gardner lights up the scoreboard, Brady Hoke unbeaten at home
ANN ARBOR -- Devin Gardner finished with six touchdowns Saturday during a 42-17 win over Iowa.
That's right, six.
Not even Denard Robinson can say that. In fact, only one other player in Michigan history has finished a game with six touchdowns -- former quarterback Steve Smith, who accomplished the feat twice.
Gardner went 18 of 23 for 314 yards and 3 touchdowns through the air, and ran for 37 yards and 3 more scores on the ground.
His day, and more Michigan numbers:
Gardner's 314 yards were the most a Michigan quarterback has thrown for this season, and the most anyone at Michigan has picked up since Robinson threw for 337 at Northwestern last October.
Touchdowns Gardner has scored in Michigan's past three games. He's thrown 7 touchdowns (two fewer than Robinson) and rushed for six more.
Robinson went over the 1,000-yard mark for the third straight season with a 98-yard performance Saturday. He's now run for 4,273 yards during his Michigan career. Robinson is now 119 yards away from tying Jamie Morris for third on the school's all-time list.
Michigan has gone 14-0 at home under Brady Hoke over his first two seasons as head coach. The 14-0 start at home by Hoke is the best career-starting run a Michigan coach has had at home since Fielding H. Yost, who didn't lose a home game until his seventh season as head coach -- a run of 50 straight games.
Receiving yards by Michigan junior Jeremy Gallon since Gardner took over as the team's starting quarterback three games ago. Gallon had 318 receiving yards in the team's previous eight games.
Rushing yards gained this season by Michigan junior running back Fitz Toussaint. Toussaint's season is likely over after he was forced to leave the game with a gruesome leg injury in the first quarter. He was taken to the hospital, and had surgery on his left leg Saturday.
Michigan's points per game at home under Brady Hoke through 14 games in two seasons.