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Big Ten - Michigan 45, Illinois 0

9:08 PM, Oct 13, 2012   |    comments
Michigan Wolverines wide receiver Jeremy Gallon (10) running for a touchdown against the Illinois Fighting Illini during the first quarter at Michigan Stadium. (Raj Mehta-US PRESSWIRE)
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Ann Arbor, MI (Sports Network) - Denard Robinson threw for two scores and ran for two more as the 25th-ranked Michigan Wolverines trounced their conference foes, shutting out the Illinois Fighting Illini at the Big House, 45-0.

On just 11 passing and rushing attempts, Robinson threw for 159 yards and ran for another 128, outgaining the entire Illinois offense by himself. With his rushing touchdown in the second quarter, Robinson became the eighth player in NCAA history to amass 40 passing and rushing touchdowns in a career.

Fitzgerald Toussiant added 62 yards and a score on 18 carries for the Wolverines (4-2, 2-0 Big Ten), who won their second consecutive game in blow out fashion after defeating Purdue 44-13 last week. Jeremy Gallon and Devin Funchess each caught a touchdown pass for Michigan.

Illinois (2-5, 0-3) not only lost its fourth straight contest on Saturday, but its starting quarterback as well. Nathan Scheelhaase left with an apparent head/shoulder injury and did not return. Backup Reilly O'Toole couldn't solve the Fighting Illini's offensive problems, finishing 5-of-10 for 25 yards and an interception.

Donovonn Young ran for 49 yards on 16 carries for Illinois, which remains winless in conference play this season.


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