No. 3 Michigan takes on Illinois at home Saturday following its bye week. The Wolverines enjoyed a week off, and now must assert their dominance against the struggling Illini in Ann Arbor.
Both teams are coming off wins against Rutgers; the Wolverines (6-0, 3-0 Big Ten) are trying to keep alive their playoff hopes, while the Illini (2-4, 1-2) are trying to become bowl eligible. Michigan is coming off a 78-0 dismantling of Rutgers and a bye week that allowed the players to relax after six straight weeks of football. The Illini lost four in a row before getting a 24-7 road win over Rutgers last week. Both teams have good turnover ratios; Illinois forced five last week, while Michigan has a defense that allowed Rutgers less than 50 yards. Can former NFL coach Lovie Smith find holes in Michigan’s defense? Or will Michigan keep the train rolling? Here’s how you can watch the game.
The details about Michigan vs. Illinois
Date: Saturday, Oct. 22
Time: 3:30 p.m. ET kickoff
Location: Michigan Stadium, Ann Arbor, Mich.
The line: Michigan is a 39-point favorite.
Where can you watch the game?
BTN and BTN2Go.
Who is calling the game for BTN?
Kevin Kugler (play-by-play), Matt Millen (color), and Lisa Byington (sideline)