Michigan Pummels Illinois 41-8

The No.3 Michigan Wolverines (7-0, 4-0) took care of business against the Illinois Fighting Illini (2-5, 1-3) beating them 41-8 on Homecoming Weekend.

Wilton Speight threw for 253 yards and two touchdowns in three quarters under center.  In the first quarter, he found sophomore tight end Tyrone Wheatley for the first reception and touchdown of his college career.

Amara Darboh led Wolverine receivers with 5 catches for 99 yards.  All other receivers combined for 185 yards, two touchdowns, and 15 receptions.

Karon Higdon rushed for 106 yards and a touchdown on eight carries.  As a team, Michigan reached 28 rushing touchdowns on the season, more than they had all of last year.

The defense for the maize and blue continued its dominant ways.   Illinois was held to just 184 total yards and finished merely 2 for 10 on third down conversions.

With the win, Michigan improved to 7-0 for the first time since 2006, when they also made the Rose Bowl Game.

The Wolverines have handled their schedule very well up to this point.  However, they will have a lot of questions to answer when they face the Michigan State Spartans in East Lansing next Saturday in the Battle for the Paul Bunyan Trophy.

 

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