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Wolverines vs Fighting Illini Final: 67-65 - Recap

Wolverines vs Fighting Illini Final: 67-65 - Recap

Michigan's aerial attack produced 305 yards and the Wolverines produced a 67-65 victory over Illinois on Saturday at Michigan Stadium.

The Wolverines won the battle on the scoreboard, but not at the payout window as they failed to cover the 3-point spread. OVER bettors were rewarded when the final score pointed to an OVER play.

Vincent Smith rushed for 73 yards, while Denard Robinson added 62 yards in the win. Roy Roundtree and Junior Hemingway added 246 and 104 receiving yards respectively.

Mikel LeShoure rushed for 120 yards for Illinois, while Nathan Scheelhaase added 101 yards. Nathan Scheelhaase threw for 211 yards for the Fighting Illini, while receivers Jarred Fayson and Mikel LeShoure had 79 and 52 yards respectively.

Michigan outgained Illinois 676-561 yards in the game, while the battle of first downs was won 33-25 by the Wolverines.

Illinois led the time of possession tally, as the game finished as a 34:21/25:39 split in that important category.

Michigan looks to continue their winning ways next game with a battle against Purdue. Illinois will aim to get back on the winning track vs Minnesota.