The Spartans were not done scoring for the day as Dan Conroy continued his perfect season hitting on a 32-yard field goal making it 19-6 Spartans.
The forth quarter was much like the third as Conroy would connect on a 18-yard attempt and running back Larry Caper rushed for a 15-yard touchdown ending the scoring for the day.
Illinois tried to put points on the board but instead found a Spartans defense geared up looking to sack and punish Illinois quarterback Nathan Scheelaase. Before it was over, Scheelaase was out of the game and freshman Miles Osei became the Spartans next obsession.
Considering the Spartans posted only 77 total yards of offense in the first two quarters, the turn of events found a team looking to secure their place in Spartan lore by posting 217 yards and 23-points in the final two quarters of play.
Cousins would go 13-24-0, for 201 yards and 1 touchdown on the day while Larry Caper paced the Spartans rushing attack with 37 yards on 7 carries.
While this season has seen the Spartans defense play solid, their performance against Illinois saved the day as they posted 4 sacks and 8 tackles for loss. March Hyde, Trenton Robinson, and Johnny Adams each posted an interception on the day as Greg Jones continued his assault on the Spartans record books with 14 total tackles.
The Spartans will leave the state of Michigan for the first time in 2010 with a trip to Northwestern who was off this week.