Wolverines Down Illinois 31-14 - Match Report
|Wolverines Down Illinois 31-14 - Match Report|
Illinois was unable to contain Fitzgerald Toussaint on Saturday and the result was a 31-14 Week 11 loss against the Wolverines.
Michigan won and also put money in the pockets of their supporters by covering the 1-point spread as underdogs. Totals bettors, meanwhile, saw the game go UNDER the closing number of 47.5.
Denard Robinson completed 6 of 10 pass attempts for 92 yards for the Wolverines in the win. He was picked off 1 time by the Fighting Illini defense.
Jason Ford rushed for 26 yards for Illinois, while Nathan Scheelhaase added 14 yards. Nathan Scheelhaase threw for 170 yards for the Fighting Illini, while receivers A.J. Jenkins and Jon Davis had 103 and 28 yards respectively.
Illinois was outgained by Michigan 362-214 yards in Saturday's match, while the important battle of first downs was won 15-14 by the Fighting Illini.
The time of possession battle favored Michigan as their offense was on the field for 32:45, longer than the 27:15 of their opponents.
Next game, Michigan takes its act home to face Nebraska looking for another win. For Illinois, they head home to face Wisconsin.