Michigan WR sets record

In the 2000 Orange Bowl, Tom Brady, who was the arm behind the Michigan Wolverines at the time, threw for 369 yards to defeat Alabama. On Saturday, the number 369 became relevant for Michigan once again as fifth-year senior Jeremy Gallon broke the Big Ten record for most receiving yards in single game with that magic number.

Gallon, a Florida native and somewhat undersized wide receiver, has been part of an offensive dual threat for Michigan with sophomore tight end Devin Funchess, who was named to the midseason watch for the John Mackey award. Gallon’s record breaking yardage and two touchdowns out-shined Funchess’s 4 receptions for 89 yards, giving him well-deserved Big Ten recognition. He doubled (almost exactly) his career high, which had been 184 at Notre Dame earlier this season.

“I guess they focused in (on Michigan wideout Devin Funchess) and forgot about me,” said Gallon during a post-game press conference.

Chris Daniels (Purdue), who also hailed from the state of Florida, previously held the Big Ten record with 301 yards. Gallon took down Daniels’ record just three days after the record’s fourteenth anniversary.

In breaking the Big Ten record, Gallon also slashed the school record for receiving yards in game. The record of 246 yards was previously held by Roy Roundtree.

The Wolverines 63-47 win over Indiana on Saturday gave Michigan their 19th consecutive win at home. Next week, the Wolverines will travel to Michigan State. Michigan’s offense is hot, but then again, so is Michigan State’s defense. Saturday’s match up should allow both teams to battle out whose strength is stronger.


3 thoughts on “Michigan WR sets record

  1. raleighh

    1. People love this kind of background. The stuff about Brady throwing for that many yards in 2000 makes for a great lede because he is a Michigan and NFL icon and for the receiver to gain as many yards as a future Hall of Fame QB once threw for is pretty impressive.
    2. There are a couple of style errors though. List the size of the receiver and his year at Michigan (sophomore, junior, etc.) Also, you’re missing the “a” in “in game” in the first and last paragraph. Also state that Roundtree went to Purdue, don’t just put it in parenthesis because it affects the flow of the piece. Outside of that it’s a solid story.

  2. loganbooker

    I liked this post, and would not change much.
    Maybe too many links, as some people may find it a bit overwhelming.
    Maybe when talking about a previous record, display the record first, then talk about somebody breaking it.
    Good post.

  3. jleber10

    The 369 yards stat was a nice find. Great job using statistics to catch the reader’s attention. Here are my comments:
    1. I would have put the final score in the 1st or 2nd graf. I found myself wondering about the result of the game while reading it, and it didn’t come in until the last graf.
    2. I don’t think you need to link to Chris Daniels’ bio. I think mentioning his name would be enough.
    3. I think the stat about them both being from Florida is unnecessary (unless you tied it back to the Orange Bowl in the beginning.)

    I didn’t find any grammatical or style errors. Nice, well-written, and focused blog post. Good job!


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