Come New Year’s Day against South Carolina, Michigan left tackle Mason Cole will start his final game for the maize and blue. However, his final start will be his 51st start for the Wolverines, tying Craig Roh’s program record.

“Probably didn’t think it would happen,” Cole said to The Detroit News about the start. “You’re kinda told throughout your career, ‘Ah, you can’t start as a freshman in college. You can’t play offensive line as a freshman in college.’ But obviously that’s not true. Once I got here and saw I had an opportunity to start, just took it and ran with it and it kinda worked out for me.”

Kickoff between Michigan and South Carolina is set for 12:00 p.m. ET and the match-up will be televised on ESPN2.