Nov. 6, 2010
Today's announced crowd of 111,441 marked the 229th consecutive game of more than 100,000 fans at Michigan Stadium.
With today's win, Michigan improved 67-23-2 in the all-time series against Illinois and snapped a two-year losing streak against the Illini.
The Wolverines also improved to 6-1 all time in overtime games, including a 3-0 mark at home. Today's triple overtime matches the longest contest in program history. U-M also went to three overtimes against Michigan State on Oct. 30, 2004, in a 45-37 victory.
Michigan and Illinois combined for 132 points in today's game -- the most ever by two teams in U-M program history. They also established Michigan records for combined points in a half (62) and combined points in a quarter (49). U-M's previous records in those categories were: 130 points (vs. West Virginia, 1904), 55 points (vs. Chicago, 1939) and 39 points (vs. Penn State, 2005), respectively.
The two teams combined for 1,237 yards of total offense to establish a new Michigan single-game record for most combined yardage. The previous record was 1,189 against Northwestern in 2000. The Wolverines' 676 total yards rank fourth all-time in program history.
Michigan's 419 passing yards established a new program single-game record. The previous record was 396 yards at Michigan State in 1999.
Michigan's 262 first-half passing yards established a new school record for passing yards in the first half. The previous record was 228 passing yards, tallied in the first half against Indiana in 2000, while the Wolverines' 394 yards of total offense in the first half rank as the fifth most all-time in a half.
Adding offensive and return yardage, Michigan and Illinois combined for 985 total yards in the first half. U-M tallied 578 first-half yards, while Illinois totaled 407 yards.
Junior running back Michael Shaw carried the ball nine times for 44 rushing yards and a career-best three touchdowns, matching his three-touchdown effort against Massachusetts on Sept. 18. Two of Shaw's touchdowns came in overtime, where he rushed for five-yard and one-yard scores in the first and third stanzas, respectively.
Through three quarters of play, sophomore quarterback Denard Robinson registered 62 rushing yards on 19 carries and completed 10-of-20 passes for a career-best 305 receiving yards and three touchdowns.
Junior/sophomore receiver Roy Roundtree caught nine passes for a U-M single-game-record 246 receiving yards and two touchdowns. The previous school record was held by Jack Clancy (1963-66), who registered 197 receiving yards against Oregon State on Sept. 17, 1966.
The receiving effort was Roundtree's third 100-yard receiving game of the season and fifth of his career.
Roundtree's 75-yard receiving touchdown on the Wolverines' first play of the contest was the longest reception for a touchdown of his career and missed his career-long catch by just one yard. He registered a 76-yard reception last season at Illinois (Oct. 31, 2009). Roundtree added a second 75-yard reception in the second quarter.
His 75-yard touchdown pass in the first quarter was the longest completion of Robinson's career. His previous long was a 70-yard touchdown pass at Indiana (Oct. 2) to Junior Hemingway.
Senior/junior receiver Junior Hemingway tallied six receptions for 104 receiving yards and two touchdowns. It was his fourth career 100-yard receiving effort and his second career multi-touchdown performance. His 45-yard grab late in the second quarter was his third touchdown catch of the season of 45 yards or more.
Fifth-year senior linebacker Jonas Mouton registered his first fumble recovery of the season -- and second of his career -- in the first quarter. It was Michigan's first fumble recovery in five games and its first takeaway since recording an interception at Indiana on Oct. 2.
Sophomore linebacker Craig Roh tallied his first career forced fumble in the first quarter.
Freshman running back Stephen Hopkins recorded a career-long 33-yard rush early in the second quarter. His previous long was 19 yards, which he registered against Bowling Green on Sept. 25. Hopkins finished the game with a career-high 45 rushing yards.
Hopkins scored his third collegiate touchdown on a four-yard rush in the second quarter. It was the longest touchdown run of his career, adding to his one-yard and two-yard efforts against Notre Dame (Sept. 11) and Iowa (Oct. 16), respectively.
Junior receiver Darryl Stonum's 61-yard kick return late in the second quarter was the Wolverines' longest kick return since Stonum returned one 94 yards for a touchdown last season against Notre Dame (Sept. 12, 2009).
Sophomore/freshman kicker Seth Broekhuizen recorded his third field goal of the season -- on a 35-yard attempt --late in the second quarter.
Stonum's nine-yard touchdown grab late in the fourth quarter was his third touchdown of the season -- fifth of his career -- and first since recording two against Massachusetts on Sept. 18.
Freshman cornerback Courtney Avery earned his first collegiate start.
In addition to the Wolverines' permanent captains, fifth-year senior linebacker Mark Moundros and fifth-year senior offensive guard Stephen Schilling, Michigan's game captains against Iowa were senior/junior safety Jordan Reilly and senior/junior kicker Scott Schrimscher.
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