Michigan-Illinois Game Breaks Scoring Records

Today Michigan beat Illinois 67-65 . That’s in football, not basketball. The win gives Michigan a record of 6-3 and makes Michigan bowl-eligible for the first time under coach Rich Rodriguez.

The two teams were frequently alternating scores with Illinois tying the game.  Denard Robinson went out and backup quarterback Tate Forcier fumbled the ball on his first snap, allowing Illinois to take the lead. Robinson had already set a career and Michigan high with 305 passing yards. Forcier made up for his initial fumble with an additional 114 yards, including the tying touchdown before the game ultimately went into triple overtime.

ESPN provided information on the records set in this game:

This was the highest scoring game for Michigan. The previous high score was when Michigan beat West Virginia 130-0 in 1904.

This is also the highest scoring game of all time between two Big Ten teams.

The last FBS game with more points was when Navy beat North Texas 74-62 on November 10, 2007.

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    Dee says:

    RT @RonChusid #Michigan – llinois Game Breaks Scoring Records http://bit.ly/bLVJmi #goblue #wolverines // Not surprised, shame they lost…

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