Illinois Fighting Illini at Michigan Wolverines: 11 a.m. central time/ESPN

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Illinois loses 67-65 in triple overtime.

Come again?

That’s Michigan 67, Illinois 65.

In. Three. Overtimes.

1st Quarter

Derek Dimke kicks off to start the game. Kick returned to the 24.

Michigan ball on its own 24 with 14:56 remaining.

1st and 10 Michigan from its own 24: Denard Robinson pass complete to Roy Roundtree for a 75 yard touchdown.

Michigan 6, Illinois 0

Seth Broekhuizen makes PAT.

Michigan 7, Illinois 0

Will Hagerup kicks off to the Illinois 11. Troy Pollard returns kick to the 33.

Illinois ball on its own 33 with 14:46 remaining.

1st and 10 Illinois from its own 33: Mikel Leshoure rushes to the 44.

1st and 10 Illinois from its own 44: Nathan Scheelhaase pass complete to AJ Jenkins at the Illinois 48.

2nd and 6 Illinois from its own 48: Leshoure rushes to the Michigan 47.

3rd and 1 Illinois from the Michigan 47: Leshoure rushes to the 43.

1st and 10 Illinois from the Michgan 43: Leshoure rushes to the 42.

2nd and 9 Illinois from the Michigan 42: Scheelhaase complete to Jenkins at the 31.

1st and 10 Illinois from the Michigan 31: Pollard rushes to the 27.

2nd and 6 Illinois from the Michigan 27: Scheelhaase rushes to the 17.

1st and 10 Illinois from the Michigan 17: Scheelhaase throws pass away.

2nd and 10 Illinois from the Michigan 17: Leshoure rushes for no gain.

3rd and 10 Illinois from the Michigan 17: Scheelhaase rushes to the Michigan 8. Penalty on Illinois. Offensive holding. Loss of 10 yards repeat 3rd down.

3rd and 20 Illinois from the Michigan 27: Scheelhaase pass incomplete to Leshoure.

4th and 20 Illinois from the Michigan 27: Dimke makes 44 yard field goal.

Michigan 7, Illinois 3

Dimke kicks off to the Michigan 6. Kick returned to the 18.

Michigan ball on its own 18 with 8:56 remaining.

1st and 10 Michigan from its own 18: Robinson rushes to the 22. Ball is fumbled. Recovered by the Wolverines.

2nd and 6 Michigan from its own 22: Robinson rushes to the 24.

3rd and 4 Michigan from its own 24: Robinson pass complete to Junior Hemingway at the Michigan 34.

1st and 10 Michigan from its own 34: Vincent Smith rushes to the 47.

1st and 10 Michigan from its own 47: Robinson rushes to the 49.

2nd and 8 Michigan from its own 49: Smith rushes to the Illinois 43.

1st and 10 Michigan from the Illinois 43: Robinson rushes to the 41.

2nd and 8 Michigan from the Illinois 41: Robinson pass incomplete to Roundtree.

3rd and 8 Michigan from the Illinois 41: Robinson pass intercepted by Martez Wilson at the Michigan 48.

Illinois ball on the Michigan 48 with 6:09 remaining.

1st and 10 Illinois from the Michigan 48: Eddie McGee pass complete to Jenkins at the Michigan 13.

1st and 10 Illinois from the Michigan 13: Scheelhaase rushes to the 9.

2nd and 6 Illinois from the Michigan 9: Pollard fumbles ball. Recovered by Michigan at the Michigan 15.

Michigan ball on its own 15 with 5:05 remaining.

1st and 10 Michigan from its own 15: Robinson pass intercepted by Trulon Henry at the Michigan 33.

Illinois ball on the Michigan 33 with 5:01 remaining.

1st and 10 Illinois from the Michigan 33: McGee rushes to the 29.

2nd and 6 Illinois from the Michigan 29: Jason Ford rushes to the 26.

3rd and 3 Illinois from the Michigan 26: Scheelhaase complete to Ford for no gain.

4th and 3 Illinois from the Michigan 26: Dimke makes 43 yard field goal.

Michigan 7, Illinois 6

Dimke kicks off to the 1. Kick returned to the Michigan 32. Ball fumbled, Illinois recovers.

1st and 10 Illinois from the Michigan 32: Pollard rushes to the 29.

2nd and 7 Illinois from the Michigan 29: Scheelhaase pass complete to McGee at the 16.

1st and 10 Illinois from the Michigan 16: Ford rushes to the 7.

2nd and 1 Illinois from the Michigan 7: Ford rushes to the 3.

1st and Goal Illinois from the Michigan 3: Ford rushes to the 2.

2nd and Goal Illinois from the Michigan 2: Scheelhaase rushes for no gain.

Thoughts after the first quarter:

Illinois needs to work on converting on third down opportunities. Aside from the opening play, the Illini have done an excellent job of containing this potent Wolverine offense. The Illini have already forced 3 turnovers in the first quarter, including two huge interceptions. These early slip ups could get into Denard Robinson’s head and cause him to make some mistakes later on in the game. Don’t be surprised if Michigan puts in Tate Forcier if Robinson continues to struggle.

2nd Quarter

3rd and Goal Illinois form the Michigan 2: Scheelhaase rushes 2 yards for a touchdown.

Illinois 12, Michigan 7

Scheelhaase pass complete to Ryan Lankford for a two point conversion.

Illinois 14, Michigan 7

Dimke kicks off to the 14. Kick returned to the Michigan 22.

Michigan ball on its own 22 with 14:47 remaining.

1st and 10 Michigan from its own 22: Stephen Hopkins rushes to the Illinois 46.

1st and 10 Michigan from the Illinois 46: Robinson rushes to the 40.

2nd and 4 Michigan from the Illinois 40: Smith rushes to the 35.

1st and 10 Michigan from the Illinois 35: Robinson rushes to the 34.

2nd and 9 Michigan from the Illinois 34: Robinson pass incomplete to Michael Shaw.

3rd and 9 Michigan from the Illinois 34: Robinson rushes to the 33.

4th and 8 Michigan from the Illinois 33: Robinson pass complete to Roundtree for a touchdown.

Illinois 14, Michigan 13

Broekhuizen makes PAT.

Illinois 14, Michigan 14

Hagerup kicks off to the Illinois 10. Darius Millines returns kick to the Illinois 46.

Illinois ball on its own 46 with 12:36 remaining.

1st and 10 Illinois from its own 46: Penalty called on Illinois. Offensive holding. 10 yard penalty repeat 1st down.

1st and 20 Illinois from its own 36: Ford rushes 64 yards for a touchdown.

Illinois 20, Michigan 14

Dimke makes PAT.

Illinois 21, Michigan 14

Dimke kicks off to the Michigan 10. Returned to the Michigan 36.

Michigan ball on its own 36 with 11:55 remaining.

1st and 10 Michigan from its own 36: Robinson pass incomplete to Roundtree.

2nd and 10 Michigan from its own 36: Robinson rushes to the 49.

1st and 10 Michigan from its own 49: Robinson pass complete to Roundtree at the Illinois 42.

2nd and 1 Michigan from the Illinois 42: Smith rushes to the 34.

1st and 10 Michigan from the Illinois 34: Robinson rushes to the 31.

2nd and 7 Michigan from the Illinois 31: Smith rushes to the 25.

3rd and 1 Michigan from the Illinois 25: Penalty on Michigan. False start. Loss of 5 yards, repeat 3rd down.

3rd and 6 Michigan from the Illinois 30: Robinson pass incomplete to Darryl Stonum.

4th and 6 Michigan from the Illinois 30: Robinson pass incomplete to Roundtree. Turnover on downs.

Illinois ball on its own 30 with 9:17 remaining.

1st and 10 Illinois from its own 30: Leshoure rushes to the 44.

1st and 10 Illinois from its own 44: Leshoure rushes to the 49:

2nd and 5 Illinois from its own 49: McGee pass complete to Jay Prosch at the 50.

3rd and 4 Illinois from the 50: Scheelhaase pass incomplete to McGee.

4th and 4 Illinois from the 50: Anthony Santella punts into the end zone for a touchback.

Michigan ball on its own 20 with 7:39 remaining.

1st and 10 Michigan from its own 20: Shaw rushes to the 21.

2nd and 9 Michigan from its own 21: Robinson pass complete to Roundtree at the Illinois 4.

1st and Goal Michigan from the Illinois 4: Hopkins rushes for a touchdown.

Illinois 21, Michigan 20

Broekhuizen makes PAT.

Illinois 21, Michigan 21

Hagerup kicks off to the Illinois 7. Pollard returns to the Illinois 29.

Illinois ball on its own 29 with 6:56 remaining.

1st and 10 Illinois from its own 29: Scheelhaase rushes to the 33.

2nd and 6 Illinois from its own 33: Ford rushes to the 37.

3rd and 2 Illinois from its own 37: Scheelhaase pass incomplete to Jarred Fayson.

4th and 2 Illinois from its own 37: Santella punts to the Michigan 13. Returned to the Michigan 27.

Michigan ball on its own 27 with 5:26 remaining.

1st and 10 Michigan from its own 27: Smith rushes to the 30.

2nd and 7 Michigan from its own 30: Robinson rushes to the 33.

3rd and 4 Michigan from its own 33: Robinson pass complete to Stonum at the Michigan 48.

1st and 10 Michigan from its own 48: Shaw rushes to the Illinois 49.

2nd and 7 Michigan from the Illinois 49: Shaw rushes to the 45.

3rd and 3 Michigan from the Illinois 45: Robinson pass complete to Hemingway for a touchdown.

Michigan 27, Illinois 21

Broekhuizen makes PAT.

Michigan 28, Illinois 21

Hagerup kicks off, kick sails out of bounds. Ball is placed at the 40 by rule.

Illinois ball from its own 40 with 3:01 remaining.

1st and 10 Illinois from its own 40: Leshoure rushes to the Michigan 46.

1st and 10 Illinois from the Michigan 46: Leshoure rushes to the 43.

2nd and 7 Illinois from the Michigan 43: Scheelhaase rushes to the 35.

3rd and 1 Illinois from the Michigan 35: Ford rushes to the 33.

1st and 10 Illinois from the Michigan 33: Scheelhaase throws ball away.

2nd and 10 Illinois from the Michigan 33: Scheelhaase pass complete to Lankford for a touchdown.

Michigan 28, Illinois 27

Dimke makes PAT.

Illinois 28, Michigan 28

Dimke kicks off to the 3. Michigan returns kick to the Illinois 26.

Michigan ball on the Illinois 26 with 1:11 remaining.

1st and 10 Michigan from the Illinois 26: Robinson rushes to the 20.

2nd and 4 Michigan from the Illinois 20: Robinson rushes to the 18.

3rd and 2 Michigan from the Illinois 18: Robinson pass incomplete to Jeremy Gallon.

4th and 2 Michigan from the Illinois 18: Broekhuizen makes 35 yard field goal.

Michigan 31, Illinois 28

Hagerup kicks off to the 20. Bud Golden returns to the 35.

Illinois ball on its own 35 with 0:37 remaining.

1st and 10 Illinois from its own 35: Scheelhaase pass complete to Fayson at the 41.

2nd and 4 Illinois from its own 41: Scheelhaase pass complete to Fayson at the Michigan 34.

1st and 10 Illinois from the Michigan 34: Scheelhaase rushes to the 26.

2nd and 2 Illinois from the Michigan 26: Scheelhaase pass incomplete to McGee.

3rd and 2 Illinois from the Michigan 26: Dimke makes 43 yard field goal.

Illinois 31, Michigan 31

Dimke kicks off, returned to the 40 as time expires.

Thoughts at the half:

What a first half. These two teams have set a Michigan record for points scored in the first half at the Big House. Robinson is on pace to break Juice Williams’ record for quarterback yardage that he set two years ago at Michigan. Here is a scary statistic: at the half, Denard Robinson has completed only 7 passes, yet he has 262 passing yards. That is almost 40 yards per completion! Illinois is on pace to break its record for total points scored in a game. However, Illinois needs to step up on defense in the second half. Their 3 forced turnovers are impressive, but they still gave up 400 yards in the first half! That is more yards than Purdue got all last game. Illinois knew that Michigan would be a high-scoring opponent, but no one predicted that it would be this high. Scheelhaase, Dimke, and Ford have all had impressive first halves, and they need to continue to do so to keep Illinois in this game. At the rate things are going, the game will come down to the final drive. Luckily Illinois will start the half with the ball.

3rd Quarter

Hagerup kicks off to start the second half. Pollard returns to the 43.

Illinois ball on its own 43 with 14:57 remaining.

1st and 10 Illinois from its own 43: Ford rushes to the 46.

2nd and 7 Illinois from its own 46: Leshoure rushes to the 47.

3rd ad 6 Illinois from its own 47: Scheelhaase pass complete to the Michigan 48.

4th and 1 Illinois from the Michigan 48: Santella punts to the Michigan 10, fair catch.

Michigan ball on its own 10 with 12:52 remaining.

1st and 10 Michigan from its own 10: Hopkins rushes to the 13.

2nd and 7 Michigan from its own 13: Robinson pass incomplete to Hemingway.

3rd and 7 Michigan from its own 13: Robinson sacked by Clay Nurse and Corey Liuget at the Michigan 4.

4th and 18: Hagerup punts to the Illinois 48. Jack Ramsey returns to the Michigan 31.

Illinois ball on the Michigan 31 with 11:38 remaining.

1st and 10 Illinois from the Michigan 31: Scheelhaase throws pass away.

2nd and 10 Illinois from the Michigan 31: Scheelhaase rushes to the 27.

3rd and 6 Illinois from the Michigan 27: Shceelhaase rushes to the 22.

4th and 1 Illinois from the Michigan 22: Dimke misses field goal. Illinois turns ball over on downs.

Michigan ball on its own 22 with 10:10 remaining.

1st and 10 Illinois from its own 22: Robinson passes to Roundtree at the 39.

1st and 10 Michigan from its own 39: Robinson rushes for 2 yards. Penalty on Illinois, late hit. First down, 15 yards.

1st and 10 Michigan from the Illinois 44: Hopkins rushes to the 38.

2nd and 4 Michigan from the Illinois 38: Robinson rushes for no gain.

3rd and 4 Michigan from the Illinois 38: Robinson pass complete to Stonum at the 21.

1st and 10 Michigan from the Illinois 21: Smith rushes to the 18.

2nd and 7 Michigan from the Illinois 18: Shaw rushes for a touchdown.

Michigan 37, Illinois 31

Broekhuizen makes PAT.

Michigan 38, Illinois 31

Hagerup kicks off to the Illinois 10. Darius Millnes returns to the Michigan 42.

Illinois ball on the Michigan 42 with 7:36 remaining.

1st and 10 Illinois from the Michigan 42: McGee rushes to the 41.

2nd and 9 Illinois from the Michigan 41: Scheelhaase pass incomplete to Fayson.

3rd and 9 Illinois from the Michigan 41: Scheelhaase throws ball away.

4th and 9 Illinois from the Michigan 41: Santalla punts into the end zone for a touchback.

Michigan ball on its own 20 with 6:28 remaining.

1st and 10 Michigan from its own 20: Robinson rushes to the 25.

2nd and 5 Michigan from its own 25: Robinson pass complete to Roundtree at the 34.

1st and 10 Michigan from its own 34: Robinson rushes to the 38.

2nd and 6 Michigan from its own 38: Robinson rushes to the Illinois 46.

1st and 10 Michigan from the Illinois 46: Smith rushes to the 43.

2nd and 7 Michigan from the Illinois 43: Pass interference on Illinois at the Illinois 28.

1st and 10 Michigan from the Illinois 28: Smith rushes to the 22.

2nd and 4 Michigan from the Illinois 22: Robinson rushes for no gain.

3rd and 4 Michigan from the Illinois 22: Robinson pass incomplete to Martell Webb.

4th and 4 Michigan from the Illinois 22: Broekhuizen misses field goal.

Illinois ball on its own 22 with 3:05 remaining.

1st and 10 Illinois from its own 22: Ford rushes to the 25.

2nd and 7 Illinois from its own 25: Leshoure rushes to the 45.

1st and 10 Illinois from its own 45: Leshoure rushes to the 49.

2nd and 6 Illinois from its own 49: Scheelhaase fumbles lateral out of bounds at the 41.

3rd and 14 Illinois from its own 41: Scheelhaase pass complete to Fayson at the Michigan 38.

1st and 10 Illinois from the Michigan 38: Scheelhaase rushes to the 35.

2nd and 7 Illinois from the Michigan 35: Scheelhaase rushes to the 27.

Thoughts after the third quarter:

The hectic scoring of the first half has vanished as Illinois’ offense came out of the locker room and again struggled to finish its drives. Despite two drives that started in Michigan’s half of the field, Illinois was not able to score in the third  quarter. Michigan has also struggled to finish drives, but Illinois’s defense has had two costly penalties that allowed Michigan to continue its drives when they did get stops. Illinois needs to finish off this drive to tie the game up and then play smarter on defense to get Robinson off of the field.

4th Quarter

1st and 10 Illinois from the Michigan 27: Scheelhaase pass complete to Leshore for a touchdown.

Michigan 38, Illinois 37

Dimke makes PAT

Illinois 38, Michigan 38

Dimke kicks off to the Michigan 25. Returned to the 35.

Michigan ball on its own 35 with 14:55 remaining.

1st and 10 Michigan from its own 35: Tate Forcier sacked by Nurse. Ball fumbled and recovered by Illinois at the Michigan 28.

Illinois ball on the Michigan 28 with 14:45 remaining.

1st and 10 Illinois from the Michigan 28: Leshoure rushes to the 17.

1st and 10 Illinois from the Michigan 17: Leshoure tackled for a loss at the 18.

2nd and 11 Illinois from the Michigan 18: Penalty on Illinois. Holding on offense. Loss of 10, repeat down.

2nd and 21 Illinois from the Michigan 28: Scheelhaase pass complete to Fayson at the 6.

1st and Goal Illinois from the Michigan 6: Ford tackled for a loss at the 7.

2nd and Goal Illinois from the Michigan 7: Leshoure rushes to the 1.

3rd and Goal Illinois from the Michigan 1: Leshoure rushes for a touchdown.

Illinois 44, Michigan 38

Dimke makes PAT.

Illinois 45, Michigan 38

Dimke kicks off to the Michigan 7. Kick returned to the Michigan 37.

Michigan ball on its own 37 with 11:35 remaining.

1st and 10 Michigan from its own 37: Forcier pass complete to Roundtree at the Michigan 48.

1st and 10 Michigan from its own 48: Shaw rushes to the Illinois 44.

2nd and 2 Michigan from the Illinois 44: Forcier rushes to the 38.

1st and 10 Michigan from the Illinois 38: Smith rushes to the 36.

2nd and 8 Michigan from the Illinois 36: Forcier pass incomplete to Roundtree.

3rd and 8 Michigan from the Illinois 36: Holding called on Michigan. Loss of 10, repeat down.

3rd and 18 Michigan from the Illinois 46: Forcier pass incomplete to Hemingway.

4th and 18 Michigan from the Illinois 46: Hagerup punts to the Illinois 11, Ramsey calls fair catch.

Illinois ball on its own 11 with 9:28 remaining.

1st and 10 Illinois from its own 11: Leshoure rushes to the 18.

2nd and 3 Illinois from its own 18: Leshoure rushes to the 20.

3rd and 1 Illinois from its own 20: Ford rushes to the 21.

1st and 10 Illinois from its own 21: Scheelhaase rushes to the 33.

1st and 10 Illinois from its own 33: Scheelhaase rushes to the 39.

2nd and 4 Illinois from its own 39: Leshoure tackled for a loss at the 38.

3rd and 5 Illinois from its own 38: Scheelhaase pass complete to Fayson at the Illinois 42.

4th and 1 Illinois from its own 42: Delay of game on Illinois.

4th and 6 Illinois from its own 37: Santella punts into the end zone for a touchback.

Michigan ball on its own 20 with 5:46 remaining.

1st and 10 Michigan from its own 20: Forcier throws ball away.

2nd and 10 Michigan from its own 20: Forcier pass complete to Hemingway at the Michigan 41.

1st and 10 Michigan from its own 41: Forcier rushes to the Illinois 48.

1st and 10 Michigan from the Illinois 48: Forcier pass complete to Smith at the 43.

2nd and 5 Michigan from the Illinois 43: Forcier rushes to the 40.

3rd and 2 Michigan from the Illinois 40: Shaw rushes to the 36.

1st and 10 Michigan from the Illinois 36: Forcier pass complete to Shaw at the 33.

2nd and 7 Michigan from the Illinois 33: Forcier pass complete to Hemingway at the 27.

3rd and 1 Michigan from the Illinois 27: Smith rushes to the 15.

1st and 10 Michigan from the Illinois 15: Smith rushes to the 14.

2nd and 9 Michigan from the Illinois 14: Forcier pass incomplete to Roundtree.

3rd and 9 Michigan from the Illinois 14: Offsides on Illinois.

3rd and 4 Michigan from the Illinois 9: Forcier pass complete to Stonum for a touchdown.

Illinois 45, Michigan 44

Broekhuizen makes PAT.

Illinois 45, Michigan 45

Hagerup kicks off to the Illinois 4. Millines returns kick to the Illinois 18.

Illinois ball on its own 18 with 1:40 remaining.

1st and 10 Illinois from its own 18: Scheelhaase throws ball away.

2nd and 10 Illinois from its own 18: Leshoure rushes to the 27.

3rd and 1 Illinois from its own 27: Leshoure rushes for no gain.

4th and 1 Illinois from its own 27: Santella punt downed at the Michigan 31.

Michigan ball on its own 31 with 0:47 remaining.

1st and 10 Michigan from its own 31: Forcier pass complete to Roundtree at the 37.

2nd and 4 Michigan from its own 37: Forcier pass complete to Roundtree at the Michigan 48.

1st and 10 Michigan from its own 48: Forcier intercepted by Patrick Nixon-Youman at the Illinois 41. Returned to the Illinois 46.

Illinois ball on its own 46 with 0:14 remaining.

1st and 10 Illinois from its own 46: Scheelhaase rushes to the 48.

2nd and 10 Illinois from its own 48: Scheelhaase takes a knee to end regulation.

Thoughts at the end of regulation:

After an explosive first half, both teams are still tied neck and neck and will head to overtime. Illinois needs to be sure not to have any penalties in overtime and try and pressure Forcier into another mistake.

Overtime 1

Illinois wins the coin toss, elects to defend.

Michigan ball on the Illinois 25.

1st and 10 Michigan from the Illinois 25: Forcier pass incomplete to Hemingway.

2nd and 10 Michigan from the Illinois 25: Forcier pass complete to Stonum at the 19.

3rd and 4 Michigan from the Illinois 19: Forcier pass complete to Hemingway at the 6.

1st and Goal Michigan from the Illinois 6: Shaw rushes to the 5.

2nd and Goal Michigan from the Illinois 5: Shaw rushes for a touchdown.

Michigan 51, Illinois 45

Broekhuizen makes PAT.

Michigan 52, Illinois 45

Illinois ball on the Michigan 25.

1st and 10 Illinois from the Michigan 25: Scheelhaase rushes to the 18.

2nd and 3 Illinois from the Michigan 18: Scheelhaase rushes to the 4.

1st and Goal Illinois from the Michigan 4: Scheelhaase rushes to the 2.

2nd and Goal Illinois from the Michigan 2: Scheelhaase pass incomplete to Evan Wilson.

3rd and Goal Illinois from the Michigan 2: Scheelhaase rushes to the 1.

4th and Goal Illinois from the Michigan 1: Leshoure rushes for a touchdown.

Michigan 52, Illinois 51

Dimke makes PAT.

Illinois 52, Michigan 52

Overtime 2

Illinois ball on the Michigan 25.

1st and 10 Illinois from the Michigan 25: Scheelhaase pass complete to Leshoure for a touchdown.

Illinois 58, Michigan 52

Dimke makes PAT.

Illinois 59, Michigan 52

Michigan ball on the Illinois 25.

1st and 10 Michigan from the Illinois 25: Forcier pass complete to Smith at the 11.

1st and 10 Michigan from the Illinois 11: Smith rushes to the 9.

2nd and 8 Michigan from the Illinois 9: Forcier pass thrown away.

3rd and 8 Michigan from the Illinois 9: Forcier pass complete to Hemmingway for a touchdown.

Illinois 59, Michigan 58

Broekhuizen makes PAT.

Illinois 59, Michigan 59

Overtime 3

(As a reminder, from the third overtime on, each team must go for two points after a touchdown.)

Michigan Ball on the Illinois 25.

1st and 10 Michigan from the Illinois 25: Forcier rushes to the 17.

2nd and 2 Michigan from the Illinois 17: 2 penalties on Illinois. Ball is moved to the 2 yard line.

1st and Goal Michigan from the Illinois 2: Shaw rushes to the 1.

2nd and Goal Michigan from the Illinois 1: Forcier rushes for no gain.

3rd and Goal Michigan from the Illinois 1: Shaw rushes for a touchdown.

Michigan 65, Illinois 59

Forcier pass to Hemingway complete for a 2 point conversion.

Michigan 67, Illinois 59

Illinois ball on the Michigan 25

1st and 10 Illinois from the Michigan 25: Leshoure rushes to the 24.

2nd and 9 Illinois from the Michigan 24: Scheelhaase pass complete to Wilson at the 10.

1st and Goal Illinois from the Michigan 10: Scheelhaase rushes to the 3.

2nd and Goal Illinois from the Michigan 3: Leshoure rushes for a touchdown.

Michigan 67, Illinois 65

Scheelhaase pass incomplete.

End of Game.

Final Score: Michigan 67, Illinois 65

Final thoughts on the game:

This one hurts. Illinois let Michigan steal this game with too many costly penalties on defense. While both teams shined offensively, the Illinois defense was expected to contain the Wolverines better than they did. This game surely broke several Big Ten records, and I will talk about it in detail in Monday’s recap. The disappointing outcome aside, this is one of the most exciting games I have ever watched and it is sure to be all over the sports world in the coming days. For now, Illinois needs to turn its focus on Minnesota as it is still one game away from bowl eligibility.

Check back in Monday for a full recap of the game and enjoy the rest of the weekend.

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