Originally written on Fox Sports Detroit  |  Last updated 11/12/11
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. 24 Michigan past Illinois 31-14 on Saturday. Starting quarterback Denard Robinson scored two rushing touchdowns, but didn't play after a big third-quarter hit. Details about his injury weren't available. In relief, Gardner hit Martavious Odoms for a fourth quarter touchdown that gave Michigan (8-2, 4-2 Big Ten) a 24-7 lead after Illinois scored. The Illini (6-4, 2-4) for the fourth week in a row didn't score in the first half and, after opening 6-0, they've lost four straight. The game, even at halftime, felt like blowout. Illinois (6-4, 2-4) had 30 yards of offense at the half, including minus-12 on the ground, and not one point on the board. They didn't move the ball into Wolverines territory until late in the third quarter. And still, thanks to their defense, a missed field by Michigan goal and a touchdown by Robinson called back ...
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