Defense? What’s That?

7 Nov

Michigan’s defense sacked Nathan Scheelhaase on a two-point conversion try to give the Wolverines a thrilling 67-65 win over Illinois today in Ann Arbor.

The two teams combined for 1,237 yards of offense, 17 touchdowns and a whooping 132 points.

Michigan got the ball again to start the third overtime session and scored on Michael Shaw’s 1-yard plunge. U-M had to go for two and got it on a pass from Tate Forcier to Junior Hemingway. Illinois got the ball and scored on Mikel Leshoure’s 3-yard run but U-M came up with one more stop to end the game.

“The defense made a play — a fitting ending,” said Michigan coach Rich Rodriguez.

U-M (6-3, 2-3 Big Ten) will go to its first bowl under Rich Rodriguez and for the first time since the 2007 season.

“I feel like a weight has been lifted off of our shoulders,” Michigan linebacker Craig Roh said.

Roy Roundtree had nine catches for a Michigan-record 246 yards and two touchdowns. Hemingway caught six balls for 104 yards and two touchdowns.

Denard Robinson started the game at quarterback and went 10-for-20 for 305 yards and three touchdowns and two interceptions, each in the first quarter. He also rushed for 62 yards but had to leave the game late in the third quarter due to an injury.

“He was dizzy and had a headache,” Rodriguez said.
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One Response to “Defense? What’s That?”

  1. Robin November 7, 2010 at 3:53 AM #

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