Player of the game: Denard Robinson
Have you seen anything else like him? His 41 career rushing touchdowns are tied for third all time at Michigan. He’s also the eighth Big Ten player with 10,00 yards of total offense.
Twenty-five passing yards. No scoring. Countless dropped passes. Who says we’re too negative? Our grading scale doesn’t drop below an F.
Michigan’s Jake Ryan and Illinois’ Mike Svetina hail from the same high school in Ohio. Here’s hoping Svetina mirrors Ryan as an upperclassman.
Illinois had a punt “return” of 15 yards. It came when Michigan was penalized for nailing punt returner Tommie Davis prior to the catch. Progress.
Tim Beckman’s old club, Toledo, played down the road at Eastern Michigan. The teams combined for eight TDs — in one quarter. Illinois has three — in 12 Big Ten quarters.