Michi­gan 41, Illi­nois 8

Daily Local News (West Chester, PA) - - SPORTS -

Wil­ton Speight threw for 253 yards and two touch­downs in three quar­ters be­fore watch­ing Michi­gan fin­ish off Illi­nois.

The Wolver­ines (7-0, 4-0 Big Ten) were lead­ing 34-0 in the fourth quar­ter when Jim Har­baugh put backup quar­ter­back John O’Korn in the game and rested Speight.

The Fight­ing Illini (2-5, 1-3) were rel­e­gated to start­ing their third-string quar­ter­back with a fa­mil­iar name. Jeff Ge­orge Jr., son of the for­mer Illi­nois and NFL quar­ter­back, was 4 of 15 for 95 yards with a TD, an in­ter­cep­tion and a fum­ble in his first start. The red­shirt fresh­man played be­cause Wes Lunt and Chayce Crouch are in­jured.

Speight, who com­pleted 16 of 23 passes, threw a 3-yard TD pass to Jake Butt and a 21-yard pass to Ty­rone Wheat­ley Jr. for a score in the first quar­ter. Khalid Hill’s ninth touch­down and De’Veon Smith’s

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