Highlights: Illinois 37, Michigan State 34

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10Nov 2019
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Highlights: Illinois 37, Michigan State 34

One of the joys of being on one side of a rivalry is enjoying your opponent’s misery. Michigan State was up 28-3 on Illinois, and the Fighting Illini came back to win, 37-34. It was the largest comeback in Illinois history at the expense of guys wearing jerseys designed by a blindfolded 3-year-old.

Also, former Michigan QB Brandon Peters threw 3 touchdowns for the Illini.

13Oct 2019
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Michigan 42, Illinois 25

Hassan Haskins (#25, image via Saturday Tradition)

Boy, Rutgers must be really bad. I mean, Rutgers is bad. We know this. And Illinois is bad, too. But there are different levels of bad. Illinois was missing its starting quarterback (Michigan transfer Brandon Peters), and backups Matt Robinson and Isaiah Williams helped the Illini score 25 points. Meanwhile, Rutgers didn’t look like a viable FBS team in a 52-0 loss to the Wolverines.

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11Oct 2019
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Mini Preview: Michigan vs. Illinois

NOTE: This is a ridiculously busy week for me, and sometimes you just have to punt. I have a couple family members with medical issues, a bunch of stuff going on with football, and other stuff.


  • Illinois players recruited by Michigan include: OL Verdis Brown, RB Mike Epstein, TE Luke Ford, LB Dele’ Harding, WR Josh Imatorbhebhe, QB Brandon Peters, WR Trevon Sidney, LB Khalan Tolson, QB Isaiah Williams
  • Illinois QB Brandon Peters (questionable) transferred from Michigan
  • Illinois LB Dele’ Harding (56 tackles, 4.5 TFL, 2 INT, 1 TD) was committed to Michigan in the 2016 class
  • Michigan players from the State of Illinois include: LB Jordan Glasgow, RB Danny Hughes, OL Trevor Keegan, QB Michael Sessa, TE Will Sessa


  • On October 22, 2016, Michigan beat Illinois, 41-8
  • Illinois QB Jeff George, Jr. completed 4/15 passes for 95 yards, 1 TD, 1 INT
  • Karan Higdon ran 8 times for 106 yards and 1 TD
  • 14 different Michigan players ran the ball, and 11 different Michigan players registered at least one reception


  • Joe Milton throws and runs for a TD
  • Josh Uche gets 2 sacks
  • Michigan 38, Illinois 13