The half: Better-n-Last Week. The Drives.

Michigan opened a 14-3 by the end of the first quarter, but the second stanza was all Illinois. At the half Illinois 17, Michigan 14. Here are the drives and the halftime stats.

Michigan

Odoms took the kickoff from the goal line to their 37.

First down, U-M 37. Sam McGuffie ran for -1.
Second down, 10. 14 yard pass completion Greg Mathews at the Illinois 49.

First down, Ill. 49. McGuffie ran for 3.
Second down, 7, Ill. 46. Incomplete.
Third down, 7. Three scrambled for 16 to the Illini 30.

First down, Illini 30.Threet loss of 4.
Second down, 14, Illini 34. Threet scrambled for a loss of -1.
Third down, 15, Illini 35. Pass incomplete - thrown away.
Fourth down, Illini 35. Lapota missed a 52 yard field goal, partially blocked.

Illinois

Three and out.

Michigan

Mathews took the punt from the 20, 30 yards to the Illini 48 at the 9:26 mark.

First down, Illini 48 yard line. Completion to Marvavious Odoms for 27 to the Illini 22.

First down, Illini 22.McGuffi ran 18 to the Illini 4.

First down, Illini 4. McGuffie scores. 8:29 mark.

Michigan 7, Illinois 0

Illinois

Illinois took the kickoff from the 11 to their 31.

First down, Illini 31, 8:22 mark. Pass complete for 9.
Second down, 1, Illini 40. Juice carries 29 to the U-M 31.

First down, U-M 31. Incomplete.
Second down, flag. Illegal substitution, 5 yards. 2nd down, 5, U-M 26. TFL -2 Mike Martin.
Third down, 7, U-M 28. Flag, holding. 3rd down, 17, U-M 38. Complete to the U-M 31.
Fourth down, U-M 30. Illinois kicks a 48 yard field goal at the 5:21 mark.

Michigan 7, Illinois 3

Michigan

Odoms took the kickoff from the 3 to the U-M 39.

First down, U-M 39. McGuffie 7 to the U-M 46.
Second down, 4, U-M 46. McGuffie 2.
Third down, 2, U-M 48. Threet carries for 6 to the Illini 47.

First down, Illini 47. Threet hit as he throws, incomplete.
Second down, 10. McGuffis loss -1.
Third down, 11, U-M 48. Complete 27 to Odoms to the Illini 25.

First down, Illini 25. McGuffie no gain.
Second down, 10. Completion to Mathews for 17 to the Illini 8.

First down, Illini 8. McGuffie ran for 2.
Second down, Illini 6. Flag - ineligible receiver. 2nd down, Illini 12. U-M timeout. Pass in the corner to Mathews - TD at the :49 mark.

Michigan 14, Illinois 3

SECOND QUARTER

Illinois

Illinois took the kickoff from their 11 to their 33.

First down, Illini 33. Completion to Benn for 45 to the U-M 21.

First down, U-M 21. Run for 11 to the U-M 10.

First down, U-M 10. Juice for 2.
Second down, U-M 7. Juice run - TD at the 14:55 mark.

Michigan 14, Illinois 10

Michigan

Odoms took the kickoff from their 4 to the 33.

Three and out.

Mesko punted it 47 yards to the Illini 15, no return. 13:42 mark.

Illinois

First down, Illinois 15. Run for 8.
Second down, 2. Stevie Brown blitz, incomplete.
Third down, 2. Williams runs for 3 to the Illini 27.

First down, Illini 27. Run, loss of 5.
Second down, 15. Illini 22. Pitch to Benn for 12.
Third down, 3, Illini 34. Complete to Benn for 9.

First down, Illini 43. Incomplete deep.
Second down, swing pass to Daniel Dufrene, 43 yards for the TD at the 10:49 mark.

Illinois 17, Michigan 14

Michigan

Odoms took the kickoff from the U-M 6 to the U-M 29.

Three and out.

Mesko punted it 55 yards to the Illinois 14 at the 9:24 mark.

Illinois

Three and out.

Illinois punted it 50 yards to the U-M 29 at the 7:19 mark.

Michigan

First down, U-M 29. Completion to Odoms for 24 to the Illini 46.

First down, Illini 46. Complete to Laterryal Savoy for 7 to the Illini 39.
Second down, McGuffie 3 to the Illini 36.

First down, Illini 36. McGuffie pitch -1.
Second down, 11. Incomplete deep to Savoy.
Third down, 11. Incomplete.

Mesko punted it into the end zone at the 5:15 mark.

Illinois

First down, Illini 20. Juice ran for 5.
Second down, Illini 25. Pitch to Benn for 14 to the Illini 39.

First down, Illini 39. Incomplete.
Second down, heavy rush, incomplete.
Third down, 10. Juice ran for 3.

Illinois punted it to the U-M 19 at the 3:44 mark.

Michigan

First down, U-M 19. Incomplete.
Second down, 10. McGuffie ran for 21 to the U-M 40.

First down, U-M 40. McGuffie-1.
Second down, 11, U-M 39. Incomplete.
Third down, 11. Incomplete.

Mesko punted it 40 yards to the Illini 21 at the 2:22 mark.

Illinois

Three and out.

Illinois punted it to the Illini 48 at the 1:35 mark.

Michigan

Three and out.

Fourth down, Mesko punted it to the Illini 3 at the :50 mark.

Illinois

First down, Juice for 3.
Second down, 7. U-M timeout.
Third down, Juice sneak.

End of half.

FIRST HALF STATS

Illinois 219 yards, 141 passing, 7 rushing.
Michigan 209 yards, 129 passing, 80 rushing.

Passing
Threet: 8-20, 129-1
Williams: 6-13-141-1

Rushing
McGuffie: 15-53-1
Williams 12-36-1

Receptions
Odoms 3-78
Mathews 3-42-1
Benn 4-78
Dufrene 1-57-1


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