Illinois vs. Michigan 2012: Reaction to a stellar Wolverines defense

The Michigan Wolverines won in a big way on Saturday, hammering the Illinois Fighting Illini, 45-0.

In what amounted to a complete rout, Denard Robinson and co. ran up and down the field against a bewildered Illinois defense. Conversely, the Wolverines defense was tremendous, earning a shutout and looking absolutely dominant in the process.

Over at Maize N' Brew, Zach Travis sums up exactly what took place in the victory for Brady Hoke's bunch:

The defense is playing at as high a level as it has in a long, long time. Today Illinois was held to 133 total yards, couldn't crack 30 yards passing, and put up a measly 2.8 yards per rush. Michigan dictated things all game and Illinois never got closer than it did to miss a long field goal. What can I say about Mattison that hasn't already been said.

Next week, the Wolverines will take on the Michigan St. Spartans in what promises to be an exciting Big Ten showdown.

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