The Latest: Illinois QB Peters among 2 to test positive
Both tested positive for COVID-19 on Thursday and will be sidelined 21 days per Big Ten protocol. Both would be eligible to return for the Nov. 21 game at Nebraska. Illinois also announced that contact tracing sidelined several other players for the Purdue game and next week’s game against Minnesota. Sophomore Matt Robinson started at quarterback for the Ilini. The Illini opened the season last week at Wisconsin, whose team has had 22 players and staff test positive for COVID-19 this week.
Michigan Needed 4th Quarter To Beat Illinois 42-25
16 Michigan needed a response to Illinois 25 straight points. Shea Patterson and the Wolverines put together a long touchdown drive, and the Michigan defense forced two turnovers in a late surge to hold off Illinois 42-25 on Saturday. Michigan drove 79 yards in 10 plays, capped by Pattersons 5-yard touchdown pass to Donovan Peoples-Jones. Michigan racked up 489 yards total offense to Illinois 256. We didnt flinch.Michigan lost two more fumbles, raising its season total to nine lost on a total of 17 fumbles.detroit.cbslocal.com
No. 16 Michigan's late surge holds off Illinois 42-25
16 Michigan needed a late surge to put away Illinois 42-25 on Saturday. Matt Robinson, starting for the injured quarterback Brandon Peters, a graduate transfer from Michigan, was 16 of 25 for 192 yards and one touchdown for Illinois. Michigan racked up 489 yards total offense to Illinois' 256. THE TAKEAWAYMichigan: Coming off a 10-7 victory against Iowa, Michigan's offense looked a lot better, but Illinois' defense can do that to an opponent. Illinois: Credit the Illini for coming back against a good defense with a backup quarterback, but the turnovers helped a lot.