Found November 11, 2011 on
PLAYERS: Jeremy Gallon
The 21/22 ranked Michigan Wolverines hit the road this week for a match up with Illinois. The complete game preview is available here: Game Preview. For the Extra Points just read on. Kickoff is scheduled for 3:36pm and the game will be televised on ABC minus play-by-play man Mike Patrick who is sick. He’ll be replaced by Justin Kutcher. Jeremy Gallon Michigan is in a 3-way tie for second place in the Legend’s Division with Iowa and Nebraska. Michigan’s offense ranks 3rd in the Big Ten in total offense, rushing offense, points per game, red zone efficiency and third down efficiency. Michigan continues to lead the nation in red zone defense. Michigan has eclipsed 500 yards in 3 of their 5 Big Ten games. With a win the Wolverines will even their road record at 2-2. Here’s a feature on Michigan WR Jeremy Gallon: MGoBlue Jeremy Gallon Feature Denard Robinson needs 3 touchdown passes to pass Tom Brady (35) and 5 to pass Todd Collins (37) on the school’s all-time list. Robinson needs 2 rushing TDs to pass Tom Harmon and Billy Taylor (30) and 3 to pass Steve Smith (31). Roy Roundtree needs 28 receiving yards to move past Jim Smith and into 15th place on Michigan’s all-time receiving list. Junior Hemingway needs 37 receiving yards to move past Jim Mandich and into 19th place on the all-time list. ESPN’s accuscore projects Illinois will win the game 28-26, has the Illini winning 27-25. True freshman Blake Countess is tied for the team lead with 5 PBUs and has 5+ tackles in 5 of the last 6 games. Brady Hoke on Countess: “He plays pretty conscientious. He’s a pretty good technician: good hips, good feet.” Craig Roh leads Michigan with 8 TFLs and 4 sacks. [Godfrey: Big Ten Football Week 11 Preview] Michigan ranks 2nd in the Big Ten and 7th nationally in scoring defense. Michigan’s defense has forced 20 turnovers which ranks 2nd in the B1G and 17th nationally. In B1G play the defense has held opponents to 18 of 61 (29.5%) on 3rd down conversions When Michigan returns home from this trip they will close out the regular season by hosting Nebraska and Ohio State.

Your Denard Robinson Wrist Injury Update

For the Michigan Wolverines offense, tailback Fitzgerald Toussaint was the bellcow, finishing the 31-14 win over the Illini with 192 yards rushing on 27 carries; two touchdowns. Single threat quarterback Denard Robinson had two rushing touchdowns to go with 42 yards on the ground, on 11 attempts. He threw 6-11 for 91 yards and two picks, although one was an end of half desperation...

Hoke: Robinson could have played with mild injury

Michigan coach Brady Hoke says quarterback Denard Robinson could have returned to Saturday's 31-14 win over Illinois after leaving with a bruised wrist. Robinson left the game in the third quarter after a big hit on an incomplete pass. Michigan was up 14-0 at the time. Sophomore Devin Gardner replaced him and threw a key TD pass to Martavious Odoms that gave Michigan a comfortable...

Michigan Wolverines Shut Down Illini; Win Low-Scoring Big 10 Affair

67-65 in multiple overtimes this was not. This meeting between the Illini and Wolverines was much less “college basketball on AstroPlay” than last year. Michigan still won; this time with a different style. Out of the gates Michigan dominated. They held a 172-13 yardage advantage after one quarter of play; 249-30 at the half. UM tailback Fitzgerald Toussaint had 121 yards rushing...

Officials wrong on Junior Hemingway TD catch, Michigan football coach says

Michigan football coach Brady Hoke heard from the Big Ten on some of the controversial calls in Saturday's 24-16 loss at Iowa, particularly on the Junior Hemingway possible TD catch ruled incomplete on the final series. But nothing significant changed.

Toussaint helps No. 22 Michigan beat Illini, 31-14

Fitzgerald Toussaint ran for 192 yards and a touchdown and backup quarterback Devin Gardner threw a key TD pass to lead No. 22 Michigan past Illinois 31-14 on Saturday.

Denard Hurt, but Michigan beats Illinois

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) -- Fitzgerald Toussaint ran for 192 yards and a touchdown and backup quarterback Devin Gardner threw a key TD pass to lead No. 22 Michigan past Illinois 31-14 on Saturday.

U-M's Countess fits right in at cornerback

On a Michigan defense playing quite a few freshmen, cornerback Blake Countess has stood out. He has started the past two games, essentially moving senior Troy Woolfolk from cornerback to safety.

Michigan Wolverines 31, Illinois 14: Fitzgerald Toussaint registers another career day in easy Wolverines win

Fitzgerald Toussaint ran for 192 yards and a touchdown and backup quarterback Devin Gardner threw a key TD pass to lead No. 22 Michigan past Illinois 31-14 on Saturday.

Scouting report, prediction for Michigan-Illinois

Because of Illinois' tendency to blitz, expect the Wolverines to count on quarterback Denard Robinson to get rid of the ball quickly - maybe even playing more in the shotgun - so they can take advantage.
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