Toussaint, Michigan blasts Minnesota; Kill out with seizure

Updated: October 5, 2013

Ann Arbor, MI ( – Fitzgerald Toussaint carried 17 times
for 78 yards and a pair of touchdowns to lead No. 19 Michigan to a 42-13 win
over Minnesota and claim its sixth straight Little Brown Jug.

The Wolverines have now beaten the Gophers, who were without head coach Jerry
Kill after he suffered a seizure early Saturday morning, in 22 of the last 23
meetings in this historic rivalry. They improved to 73-24-3 all-time over the

Kill, who has epilepsy, started feeling ill Friday night and had his fifth
seizure since being hired as head coach of Minnesota (4-2, 0-2 Big Ten) in
2011. Kill was not hospitalized but stayed home to recover and defensive
coordinator Tracy Claeys served as acting head coach for Saturday’s tilt.

Devin Gardner was efficient in leading the Michigan (5-0, 1-0) attack,
completing 13-of-17 passes for 235 yards and a touchdown. Gardner also rushed
for a score and did not commit a turnover for the first time this season.

Tight end Devin Funchess had a career day for the Wolverines, hauling in seven
catches for 151 yards and a touchdown. Jeremy Gallon had just two catches for
39 yards but extended his streak of consecutive games with a reception to 31.

Mitch Leidner went 14-of-21 with a touchdown and an interception in his second
collegiate start for the visitors. The redshirt freshman also ran 18 times for
67 yards in defeat.