Gallon Breaks Big Ten, U-M Record

Posted Oct 19, 2013

STORY: 5th-year senior WR Jeremy Gallon broke the Big Ten and U-M record for single game receiving yards Saturday, as the Wolverines defeated Indiana 63-47.

ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- Fifth-year senior wide receiver Jeremy Gallon had a game that even avid video game players would be proud of.

Gallon caught 14 catches for a Big-Ten record breaking 369-yards with two touchdowns, as the Wolverines defeated Indiana 63-47 Saturday evening at Michigan stadium.

"I wasn't focused on it,” Gallon said afterwards on his record breaking performance. “I wanted go to win for my team, my seniors. Like Devin (Gardner) said, we had a tough loss last weekend, just to bounce back from that. I wasn't really focused on any records or anything like that."

Gallon amassed 343-yards by the end of the third quarter – breaking Michigan’s single game record of 243-yards, previously held by Roy Roundtree on Nov. 6, 2010 against Illinois. Purdue’s Chris Daniels previously held the Big-Ten record with 301-yards against Michigan State on Oct. 16, 1999.

But even in the heat of an offensive shootout, Gallon said he could never imagine putting up the numbers he put up versus Indiana.

"No, to be honest with you, no,” Gallon said on the possibility of his record breaking performance. “But it's nice to know. That's what we play for as receivers, that's what you dream of. Just going out and giving your all for your teammates and making the best of your ability. Taking advantage of every opportunity to comes your way. To me, that's what I did tonight."

While Gallon isn’t the biggest receiver on the team at 5-foot-8, 184-pounds – and that might be on a good day -- his size is underestimated at times but plays like a big wide receiver, said quarterback Devin Gardner.

"Since he's only 5-9,” Gardner said with a smile. “I think they might underestimate him some, but he has the same skills as all the tall receivers. He's quick in and out of his cuts. And it's a terror for the opposing team."

Fifth-year senior running back Fitzgerald Toussaint said Gallon’s game was “amazing” and it might even be harder to achieve his stats in a video game like “Madden NFL.”

“You really have to focus on that Madden video game to have 369-yards,” Toussaint said. “I feel like that’s just Gallon. He’s capable of doing that. He’s small, people underestimate him, but you can’t leave him one-on-one. Cause he’s going to have 369-yards in the air.”

Gallon’s record setting day came with some help of the Indiana defense, who had the tendency to leave him wide open at times.

"I can't tell you, I guess they focused in and forget about me,” Gallon said. “[I was] just playing the game, just to win, like Devin said, just to come back in and bounce back from a loss like last week, just to come back and win."

No. 24 Michigan (6-1, 2-1 Big Ten) next travels to rival Michigan State (6-1, 3-0 Big Ten) on Nov. 1.

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