No Comeback, U-M loses 2nd Half. The Drives

After trailing 17-14 at the half, the Wolverines lost the 2nd half to Illinois as well, 21-6. Final score: Illinois 37, Michigan 20. Here are the second half drives.

Illinois

Illinois took the kickoff from the Illini 1 to their 23.

First down, Illini 23. no gain.
Second down, 10. Incomplete.
Third down, 10. Screen. Flag - holding. 3rd down, 10. Pass 77 yards for the TD at the 13:34 mark.

Illinois 24, Michigan 14.

Michigan

Odoms took the kickoff from the 8 to their 30.

Three and out.

Mesko punted it 54 yards to the Illini 28.

Illinois

First down, Illini 28. Incomplete.
Second down, 10. Dufrene run for 2.
Third down, 8. Pass interference.

First down, Illini 45. Dufrene run for 1.
Second down, 9, Illini 46. TFL Brandon Harrison, -6.
Third down, 16, Illini 40. Illini timeout. Completion for 5.
Fourth down, 10. Illinois punted it to the U-M 27 at the 8:36 mark.

Michigan

2 Sacks, 3 and out.

Illinois

Mesko punted it 53, 5 yard Benn return to the Illini 43 at the 6:46 mark.

First down, Illini 46. Incomplete.
Second down, 10. TFL Obi Ezeh, -2.
Third down, 12, Illini 41. Complete for 14 to the U-M 45.

First down, U-M 45. Complete to Benn for TD, flag, Warren blocked in the back back to the U-M 18.

First down, U-M 18. Incomplete.
Second down, Dufrene for 5.
Third down, 5, U-M 13. Incomplete.
Fourth down, Illinois missed a 30 yard field goal at the 4:25 mark.

Michigan

First down, U-M 20. Minor ran for 3.
Second down, 7, U-M 23. Minor ran for 5.
Third down, 2, U-M 28. Complete to Odoms for 5 to the U-M 33.

First down, U-M 33. Michael Shaw ran for 6.
Second down, 4, U-M 39.
Third down, swing to Shaw for 7 to the 46.

First down, U-M 46. Shaw - fumbled. Illinois recovered at the Illini 48 at the 2:13mark.

Illinois

First down, Williams ran 19 to the U-M 33.
First down, U-M 33. Dufrene TFL.
Second down, 12. Completion for 20 yards to the U-M 13.

First down, U-M 13. Dufrene no gain.
Second down, 10, U-M 13.

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Third down, U-M 13. Williams scrambled to the U-M 2.

First down, U-M 2. Run for the TD at the 14:23 mark.

Illinois 31, Michigan 14.

Michigan

Odoms took the kickoff from the U-M 4 to the 28.

First down, U-M 28. Incomplete.
Second down. Incomplete.
Third down. Completion to Odoms for 20 to the U-M 48.

First down, U-M 43. Incomplete.
Second down. Completion to Mathews for 31 yards to the Illini 13.

First down. Completion to Odoms to the Illini 2.

First down, McGuffie for 1/2 yard.
Second down, Threet runs it to the 1/2 yard line (was called a TD, overruled).
Third down, McGuffie loses a yard.
Fourth down, 2. Complete to Mark Moundros for the TD at the 12:00 mark. Extra point missed.

Illinois 31, Michigan 20.

Illinois

Illinois took the kickoff from the Illini 19 to the 32.

First down, Illini 32. Williams TFL by Ezeh for -3.
Second down, 13, Illini 29. Complete to Benn for 5.
Third down, 5. Illini 37. Incomplete - flag- interference.

First down, Illini 41. Juice for 7.
Second down, 3, Illini 48. Incomplete.
Third down, 3. Juice ran it to the goal line, 52 yards.

First down, U-M 1. No gain.
Second down, Half the way.
Third down, 1/2 yard line. Pitch for the TD at the 7:25 mark

Illinois 38, Michigan 20.

Michigan

Odoms took the kickoff from the 13 to the 25, fumbled, recovered by Illinois and returned to the U-M 16 at the 7:19 mark.

Illinois

First down, U-M 16. run for 8.
Second down, Dufrene to the 3, first down.

First down, U-M 3.
Second down, Williams takes it on at the 6:01 mark.

Illinois 45, Michigan 20.

Michigan

Brandon Horn took the kickoff to the U-M 35.

First down, Threet fumbled, recovered back to the U-M 24.
Second down, 22. Pass incomplete.
Third down, 22, U-M 24. Incomplete.
Mesko punted 51 yards from the U-M 24 to the Illini 25. 4:52 mark.

Illinois

First down, gain of 4.
Second down, loss of 1.

Third down, 5, Illini 30. Run for 2.
Illinois punted, flag, roughing the kicker ... marked at the U-M 45.

First down, Illini 45. Run 2.
Second down, 9. Run 1.
Third down, 8. Run 5.

Michigan

Illinois punted to the U-M 11, returned to the U-M 19 at the 1:17 mark.

First down, sack to the U-M 10.
Second down, 19, U-M 10 yard line. McGuffie run of 21 to the U-M 31.
v First down, U-M 31. Completion for 9 to Clemons.
Second down, Completion to James Rogers, game over.

FINAL STATS

Illinois gained 501 yards, 310 passing, 191 rushing.
U-M gained 319 yards, 250 passing, just 69 rushing.

Juice Williams was 13-26 passing for 310 yards and 2 TDs.
Juice also rushed 19 times for 121 yards and 2 TDs.

Steve Threet was 18-28 or 250 yards and 2 TDs.
Sam McGuffie had 19 carries for 70 yards and a TD.

Michigan lost 2 fumbles, Illinois had no turnovers.


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