Michigan football rolls out to 19-17 win over Illinois

Michigan football rolls out to 19-17 win over Illinois

A silence gripped the Big House crowd, packed into Michigan Stadium on Saturday for Seniors’ Day.

The hope for fans, initially, was the chance to send Michigan football out of its final home game of 2022 with momentum.

Instead, all the focus was on star running back Blake Corum, young quarterback JJ McCarthy and avoiding an almost eye-popping upset, as Wolverines kicker Jake Moody scored three field goals at the fourth quarter – the last with nine seconds left – to give UM a narrow 19-17 win over Illinois.

Jake Moody (13) of the Michigan Wolverines celebrates his winning field goal late in the fourth quarter with teammates while playing against Illinois Fighting Illini at Michigan Stadium on November 19, 2022 in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

SHAWN WINDSOR:Michigan escapes against Illinois. Ohio State next. Let the hype begin.

IN SHORT HAND:Michigan without RB Donovan Edwards for home final

Corum, Michigan’s Heisman Trophy contender in the backfield, left late in the first half after suffering an apparent leg injury. He came back in the third quarter for a five-yard run, but had to leave the game and would not return. He finished with 18 carries for 108 yards and one score and two catches for 39 yards.

His departure apparently sucked the juice out of the stadium.

To make matters worse, Corum fumbled on the injured carry on his first fumble of the year, deep in Illini territory in the final two minutes of the first half.

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