Illinois scored 25 unanswered points to give Michigan a scare on Saturday in Champaign, but the Wolverines' offense woke up in the knick of time and put up 14 points in the fourth to earn a 42-25 victory.
UM — Shea Patterson: 11/22, 194 yds., 3 TDs
UI — Matt Robinson: 16/25, 192 yds., TD
UM — Hassan Haskins: 12 atts., 125 yds., TD
UI — Dre Brown: 8 atts., 39 yds., TD
UM — Ronnie Bell: 3 atts., 98 yds.
UI — Josh Imatorbhebhe: 5 recs., 102 yds., TD
Michigan defense forces three-and-out after touchdown
Jake Moody's kick is taken for a touchback.
RaVon Bonner is dropped behind the line for a loss of 2 on first down. Matt Robinson throws incomplete on second down and is then sacked by Josh Uche for a loss of 3 on third down.
Michigan 42, Illinois 25 (5:17 4th)
Michigan takes over at the 40.
Hassan Haskins plows ahead for a gain of 3 on first down. He picks up a chunk of 24 yards on the next play, putting Michigan at Illinois' 33-yard-line.
Haskins rushes for 5 yards on the next play and 3 yards on second down. Haskins gets to the 11 with a 14-yard run.
Michigan will run out the clock to make this one final.
FINAL: Michigan 42, Illinois 25
Michigan defense gives offense another gift
Dominic Stampley catches a 1-yard pass on first down. Robinson is then hit as he throws; Michigan's Carlo Kemp catches a fumble mid-air and goes down at the Illinois 1.
Shea Patterson sneaks it in on the next play.
Michigan 42, Illinois 25 (6:21 4th)
Michigan turns ball over on downs after recovering fumble
Illinois takes over at the 25.
Matt Robinson fumbles on the first play of the drive, and it's recovered by Jordan Glasgow at the Illinois 20.
Michigan 35, Illinois 25 (8:50 4th)
Hassan Haskins rushes for a gain of 2 on first down. Shea Patterson is stopped for no gain on second down. Haskins gets 6 more on third down, bringing up fourth-and-2.
Timeout #2 Michigan (7:21 4th)
Haskins is stuffed at the line of scrimmage on fourth down.
Michigan 35, Illinois 25 (7:14 4th)
Michigan regains double-digit lead in fourth
Michigan takes over at the 21.
Shea Patterson throws complete to Tarik Black on first down for a gain of 12.
Zach Charbonnet is stopped for a gain of 3 on first down. Patterson keeps on an option and dashes ahead to the Michigan 46. He was yanked down by his face mask, putting Michigan at the Illinois 39.
Patterson's first-down throw to Donovan Peoples-Jones is underthrown, but still hauled in for a gain of 18. The Wolverines will again have a first down, this time at the 21.
Patterson's throw to Peoples-Jones in the end zone is just beyond the target. Charbonnet is stuffed for a gain of only 2 on second down. Patterson on third down is chased from the pocket, and he comes 2 yards short of the line to gain after trying to move the chains himself.
Michigan will go for it on fourth-and-3. Patterson keeps the drive alive with a 4-yard gain.
Charbonnet gets 4 yards on first-and-goal from the 9. Patterson fakes the give to Charbonnet and then hits Peoples-Jones in the end zone to put Michigan back up by two scores.
Michigan 35, Illinois 25 (8:57 4th)
Illinois pulls within 3 early in fourth quarter
Dominic Stampley takes a reverse for a gain of 3 on first down. Casey Washington makes the first grab of his career on second down, a 20-yard reception that'll give Illinois a first down at the 13.
A holding penalty makes it first-and-20 from the 23. Stampley catches a screen and then runs all over the field before getting smacked by Josh Metellus at the 4-yard-line to bring up second-and-1. Reggie Corbin finds the edge and makes it first-and-goal from the 3 with a gain of 1.
Matt Robinson keeps it and is originally ruled to have scored, but after review, it's ruled that Robinson is just short of the end zone. It'll be second-and-goal from the 1. Dre Brown scores easily on the next play. It's a one-score game.
Illinois' 2-point attempt fails, but Ambry Thomas is flagged for pass interference. They'll run it back.
This time Brown gets the handoff, and he gets into the end zone, making it a 3-point game.
Michigan 28, Illinois 25 (12:50 4th)
Things go from bad to worse for Michigan offense
Michigan gets it at the 25.
Tru Wilson gains 5 yards on first down, bringing the third quarter to a close.
END 3RD: Michigan 28, Illinois 17
Things have gone from bad to worse for the Wolverines. Wilson fumbles coming out of the break, giving Illinois the ball at Michigan's 36.
Michigan 28, Illinois 17 (14:54 4th)
Michigan's lead cut to 28-17 late in third quarter
Matt Robinson hits Donny Navarro for a completion that's good for 9 yards. Dre Brown moves the chains with a 3-yard carry on second down.
Brown reaches the Illinois 36 with a 4-yard run on first down. RaVon Bonner then makes a nice cut to reach the second level on an 11-yard gain that'll give the Illini a first down at the 49.
Bonner gains a yard before going down at midfield on the next play. Robinson throws too high for Reggie Corbin on second down, resulting in third-and-9. Josh Imatorbhebhe goes up over to Wolverine defenders to pull down a jumpball thrown by Robinson; the 35-yard connection puts Illinois at Michigan's 16.
Michigan takes a substitution penalty on the next play, resulting in first-and-5 from the 11.
Corbin gets 2 yards on first down. Robinson keeps it on the next play and is wrapped up soundly by Khaleke Hudson for no gain. Robinson rolls to his right and hits Navarro for a gain of 2 that's inches short of the line to gain.
Timeout #1 Michigan (3:01 3rd)
Bonner moves the chains with a 2-yard run.
Bonner picks up a yard on each of the next two plays.
Timeout #2 Illinois (1:22 3rd)
Michigan's Hudson takes a holding penalty in the end zone on third down, resulting in first-and-goal from the 1. Bonner is stopped for no gain on first down.
Timeout #3 Illinois (0:47 3rd)
Aidan Hutchinson is offsides. Robinson sneaks it in on the next play.
Michigan 28, Illinois 17 (0:30 3rd)
Michigan struggling to pull away in second half
Michigan takes over at the 25.
Shea Patterson fires complete to Tarik Black for a 9-yard gain on first down. Tru Wilson picks up the first down with a 5-yard gain on second down.
Wilson then gets the carry again and reaches the Michigan 40 with a gain of 1. Patterson throws deep to Donovan Peoples-Jones down the left sideline, but the play is nicely broken up by Nate Hobbs.
Injury alert: Michigan WR Donovan Peoples-Jones was shaken up on the play and is being attended to by the training staff.
Patterson on the next play goes back at Hobbs, this time in coverage against Ronnie Bell, and draws a pass interference penalty. Michigan will have a first down at the Illinois 45.
Hobbs then appears to have recovered a fumble on the next play, but Christian Turner is ruled down before the ball is jarred loose. The play will officially be ruled as a 6-yard loss, bringing up second-and-16. Nick Eubanks drops a pass from Patterson but is then drilled by a defender and appears to be in a lot of pain.
Injury alert: Michigan TE Nick Eubanks appeared to have injured his lower back on the play and is being attended to by the training staff.
Patterson throws an incomplete pass on third down. Will Hart's punt goes for a touchback.
Michigan 28, Illinois 10 (7:57 3rd)
Illinois cuts Michigan lead to 28-10 early in half
Isaiah Williams opens the half at quarterback for Illinois. Reggie Corbin rushes for a gain of 3 yards on first down. Dominic Stampley catches a pass on second down that's good for 4. Matt Robinson throws complete to Josh Imatorbhebhe for a pickup of 14 yards, Illinois' first third-down conversion of the afternoon.
Robinson on the next play tucks the ball and gets to the Michigan 35 with a gain of 7. Robinson's second-down throw misses the mark. Robinson tucks it again and runs on third-and-7, this time picking up 9 and a new set of downs in the process.
Dre Brown rushes for a gain of 4 on first down. Robinson rolls out and throws incomplete to Imatorbhebhe on second-and-6 from the 22.
Timeout #1 Illinois (10:29 3rd)
Illinois takes a holding penalty on the first play after the penalty. It's third-and-16. Robinson rolls to his left and throws incomplete. Illinois will try a 50-yard field goal.
James McCourt's attempt is good.
Michigan 28, Illinois 10 (10:14 3rd)
Michigan goes three-and-out on opening drive of second half
Michigan starts with the ball at its 25.
Shea Patterson fumbles and loses 4 yards on first down. He gives to Zach Charbonnet on second down for a loss of 1. Patterson throws way behind Tarik Black on third down.
Will Hart's punt is downed at the 37.
Michigan 28, Illinois 7 (13:37 3rd)
UM — Shea Patterson: 7/12, 150 yds., 2 TDs
UI — Matt Robinson: 8/13, 88 yds., TD
UM — Zach Charbonnet: 14 atts., 108 yds., TD
UI — Dre Brown: 4 atts., 27 yds.
UM — Ronnie Bell: 3 atts., 98 yds.
UI — Josh Imatorbhebhe: 3 recs., 53 yds., TD
Illinois breaks up shutout before halftime
Illinois takes over at the 33.
Josh Imatorbhebhe catches a 17-yard pass from Matt Robinson on the first play of the drive.
Next its Dominic Stampley catching a pass from Robinson, though this time it's only for a gain of 4. Ricky Smalling moves the chains with a 6-yard catch on the next play.
A Wolverine defender is flagged for a face-mask penalty on a 1-yard run by Dre Brown on the next play. That'll bring up first-and-10 from the 23. Robinson throws incomplete to Imatorbhebhe on first down but the two connect for Robinson's first career touchdown pass to cut Michigan's lead to three scores.
Michigan 28, Illinois 7 (0:55 2nd)
Michigan will start at the 25 with 55 seconds and all three timeouts remaining in the half.
Zach Charbonnet rushes for no gain on first down.
Timeout #1 Illinois (0:50 2nd)
Charbonnet rushes for 9 and 3 yards to end the half.
END 2ND: Michigan 28, Illinois 7
Michigan goes three-and-out with chance to extend lead before half
Michigan takes over at the 25.
Zach Charbonnet rushes for a gain of 1 on first down. Shea Patterson rolls out and throws his second-down pass out of bounds. He can't complete a throw to Donovan Peoples-Jones on third down.
Michigan's punt is downed at the 33.
Michigan 28, Illinois 0 (1:58 2nd)
Illinois drives somehow getting shorter
Reggie Corbin gains a yard on first down after Illinois takes over at the 26. Isaiah Williams is sacked for a loss of 3 on second down. Jordan Glasgow nearly picks off Williams on third down.
Donovan Peoples-Jones is chased out of bounds at the Michigan 25 on the return.
Michigan 28, Illinois 0 (2:59 2nd)
Michigan takes 28-0 lead with 4:33 left in first half
Michigan takes over at the 20.
Tru Wilson can't spin away from a tackler on first down and is wrapped up for no gain. A wide-open Ronnie Bell on second down catches a pass over the middle and runs all the way down to the Illinois 9 for a gain of 71 yards.
Wilson gets to the 2-yard-line on a first-down carry and then loses a yard on second down. Shea Patterson rolls out and fires complete to Nick Eubanks in the end zone for a Michigan touchdown.
Michigan 28, Illinois 0 (4:33 2nd)
Michigan gets ball back after Illinois turnover
Reggie Corbin loses 2 yards on first down. Jordan Glasgow tracks down Isaiah Williams at the Illinois 43 after a gain of 5 on second down. Williams is hit as he throws on third down, resulting in an incomplete pass.
Blake Hayes' punt goes for a touchback.
Michigan 21, Illinois 0 (7:08 2nd)
Fumble ends Michigan drive in Illini territory
Ronnie Bell is flipped end over end on a first-down reception that's good for 5 yards. Hassan Haskins plows ahead for a gain of 9 yards that'll give the Wolverines a first down at the 15.
Bell catches another first-down pass, this time going for a gain of 22 yards to the 37.
Donovan Peoples-Jones then catches a pass near the sideline, makes a defender miss, and is then knocked out of bounds at midfield for a 13-yard gain that'll again give Michigan a new set of downs.
Zach Charbonnet fumbles. It's recovered by Illinois at the 40.
Michigan 21, Illinois 0 (8:28 2nd)
Another Illinois drive ends in three-and-out
Illinois takes over at the 25.
Reggie Corbin is dropped by Cam McGrone for a loss of 1 on first down. Matt Robinson's second-down throw to Ricky Smalling falls incomplete. Isaiah Williams rushes for a gain of 5 on first down.
Blake Hayes' punt is downed at the Michigan 1.
Michigan 21, Illinois 0 (10:59 2nd)
Michigan goes up 21-0 after blocked punt
Dre Brown returns Jake Moody's kick to the 29.
Reggie Corbin tries to get to the outside but is hunted down from behind by Josh Uche for a loss of 2. Matt Robinson throws to Ricky Smalling, who makes an incredible catch back-shoulder for a 13-yard gain that'll give Illinois a first down to close the opening quarter.
END 1ST: Michigan 14, Illinois 0
Robinson goes back to Smallings to start the second quarter, but this time the two can't connect for a completion. Both team's take a penalty on the next play, but Michigan's is a personal foul. Illinois will have an automatic first down at the Illini 45.
There's a holding penalty on the next play, making it first-and-17 from the Illinois 38. Robinson completes a 7-yard throw to Donny Navarro. Robinson is sacked by Aidan Hutchinson on second down for a loss of 6. Robinson throws it away on third down.
Jordan Glasgow blocks Blake Hayes' punt. It's recovered by Hayes eventually, but all the way back near Illinois' 10.
Michigan 14, Illinois 0 (12:23 2nd)
Zach Charbonnet ends the Michigan drive in a single play with a 7-yard touchdown run.
Michigan 21, Illinois 0 (12:19 2nd)
Michigan adds to lead near end of first quarter
Hassan Haskins gets the carry on first down, a gain of 2 that's aided by an unsportsmanlike conduct penalty on Illinois.
Shea Patterson's first-down throw to Nick Eubanks falls incomplete. Hassan Haskins drills a defender on his way to a 28-yard run, setting Michigan up first-and-10 from the 25.
Luke Schoonmaker puts Michigan up two scores on a 25-yard touchdown reception.
Michigan 14, Illinois 0 (0:59 1st)
Penalties halt rolling Illinois drive
Illinois moves the chains for the first time today on first down with an 11-yard run by Dre Brown. Brown gets it again on the next play, going down at the Illinois 46 with a gain of 15.
Brown is stopped for no gain on first down. Matt Robinson, back at quarterback for Illinois, hits Josh Imatorbhebhe on a crossing route for a 12-yard gain.
Donny Navarro gets Illinois to the 36 with a 6-yard run. A false start brings up second-and-9. Robinson is flagged for intentional grounding on third down. That'll move Illinois back into its own side of the field for third-and-25. Robinson's throw on third down is caught by Justice Williams for a gain of 5.
Blake Hayes' punt goes out of bounds at the Michigan 30.
Michigan 7, Illinois 0 (1:54 1st)
Unsportsmanlike conduct penalty spoils Michigan drive
Michigan continues to produce through its ground game to start its second drive. Zach Charbonnet takes his first carry of the drive for a gain of 18 and his second run for a 16-yard pickup. Michigan has a first down at the Illinois 48.
Charbonnet is stopped for a gain of 3 on first down. Shea Patterson then throws his first pass of the game, a 10-yard completion to Nick Eubanks that'll bring up first-and-10 from the 35.
Tru Wilson gets a little shifty, breaks some tackles, and hits the right-side edge for a gain of 14.
Wilson gets it again on the next play, this time for a pickup of 9. Its second-and-1 from the Illinois 12. Wilson gets the line-to-gain on second down.
Ben Mason is handed an unsportsmanlike conduct penalty on first-and-10. It'll be second-and-25. A halfback screen to Charbonnet is swatted down by Owen Carney. Illinois has 12 men in formation before the next snap, bringing up third-and-20. Much more manageable. Charbonnet is stopped at the Illinois 16, bringing on the field-goal unit.
Quinn Nordin's 34-yard attempt is no good.
Michigan 7, Illinois 0 (5:13 1st)
Change at quarterback produces same results for Illinois
Jake Moody's kick goes for a touchback.
Isaiah Williams is now in the game for Illinois at quarterback. The freshman is wrapped up for a loss of 3 yards on a first-down keeper. He then gives to Reggie Corbin for a gain of 8 that brings up third-and-5. Williams' third-down throw is behind the intended receiver.
Blake Hayes' punt goes over the head of Ronnie Bell and is downed at the Michigan 17.
Michigan 7, Illinois 0 (9:51 1st)
Michigan offense sprints to end zone on opening drive
Freshman back Zach Charbonnet opens things up for the Wolverines, taking the first-down carry into Illinois territory at the 49 for a gain of 16.
Charbonnet gets 11 yards on the next carry, making it first-and-10 at the 38.
Charbonnet continues to be fed on the next set of downs, picking up 5 yards on first down and 4 on second down. Hassan Haskins hits a hole to pick up the first down, then spins away from a would-be tackler or two on his way to a 29-yard touchdown run. The Wolverines have an early lead.
Michigan 7, Illinois 0 (11:20 1st)
Michigan defense forces three-and-out on opening drive
Illinois will start with the ball at its 25.
Current Illini and former Wolverine quarterback Brandon Peters will not play against Michigan today. He remains in concussion protocol due to a hit he took in last week's loss at Minnesota.
Reggie Corbin rushes for no gain on first down. Matt Robinson takes a shot on second down, a deep throw that's broken up by Ambry Thomas. Robinson tucks it on third down, picking up 7. That's not enough.
Blake Hayes' punt is downed at the Michigan 35.
Michigan 0, Illinois 0 (13:22 1st)
Follow along with Nolan Bianchi for live updates as No. 16 Michigan takes on Illinois at Memorial Stadium (noon, ABC/950 AM).
MICHIGAN at ILLINOIS
Kickoff: Noon Saturday, Memorial Stadium, Champaign, Ill.
Records: No. 16 Michigan 4-1, 2-1 Big Ten; Illinois 2-3, 0-2
Line: Michigan by 22½