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Men's golf: Fightin'Irish Classic:11th (South Bend)
Baseball: Michigan 8, Ontario Blue Jays 5 (Ann
Men's soccer: Michigan1, Oakland 0 (Ann Arbor)
Hockey: Michigan 7, Windsor3 (Ann Arbor)
Women's Soccer: Michigan 2, Michigan State 1
SAnn Arbor)
Volleybal Michigan 3, llinois 0 (Ann Arbor)
Hockey: Rochester Institute of Technology 5,
Michigan4 (Ann Arbor)
Men's XC: Wisconsin Adidas Invitational: 7th
Field Hockey: Michigan 3, Michigan State, 2 (Ann
Hockey: Michigan 7, Rochester Institute of Tech-
nology,2 (AnnArbor)
Women'sXC:NCAA Pre-Nationals:3rd(Louisville,
Football: Michigan45, Illinois,0(Ann Arbor)
Men' soc:e Wisnsin 2, Michigan T (Madison)
Volleyballi Michigan 3, NNohwestern 0(Ann
Women's golf: Tar HeeInvitational (Chapel Hill,
Field Hockey Michigan3,OhioStateS1(Ann Arbor)
Women'ssoccer:Michigan 2, Purdue, 0(Ann
Women'sgolf:Tar HeelInvitational: 18th (Chapel
Hill, N.C.)
Menssoccer Akon 2, Michigan1 (Akron,Ohio)
Men'sgolf: Alister MacKenzie Invitationl:14th
Volleyball: Michigan vs. Michigan State, 7pm. (')
Women's soccer: Michigan at Ohio State,8 p.m.
Women'stennis: ITA Regionals, TBA (Champaign)
Men'stennis: ITA Midwest Regionals, TBA (East
Field Hockey: Michigan at Indiana, 4 p.m.(Bloom-
Women's XC: EMU Fall Classic, 4:30 p.m.
Men's XC: EMU Fall Classic, 5 p.m. (Dexter)
Men's soccer: Michigan at Indiana, 7 p.m. (Bloom-
Ice Hockey: Michigan vs. Bentley, 7:35 p.m. (')
Women'stennis: ITA Regionals,TBA(Champaign)
Men's tennis: ITA Midwest Regionals, TBA (East
Football: Michigan vs. Michigan State,330 ()
Men's soccer: Michigan at Wisconsin (Madison)
Volleyball: Michigan vs. Penn State, 7 p.m. (')
Women's tennis: ITA Regionals, TBA (Champaign)
Mens tennis: ITA Midwest Regionals, TBA (East
Field Hockey: Michigan vs. Miami Ohio,1 P.m.()
Women's soccer: Michigan at Penn State,T p.m.
(State College)
Woes Rowing: Head of the Charles, 3 p.m.
(Boston, MA.)
Women's tennis: ITA Regionals, TBA (Champaign)
Men's tennis: ITA Midwest Regionals, TBA (East
- ()l2hUome even~te eligible to ear oitsfor
the Athietic Department's .. progrOTs.
TeamStats MICH ILL
*oint45 0
First Downs 21 7
Rush Yards 353 105
Passing Yards 174 29
Oensive Plays AU 53
Total Offense 527 134
Kickreturns/Yds 8/499 1/51
Puntreturns/Yds 3/56 0/0
Comp/Att/Int 9/15/0 7/16/1
Punts/Avg 4/34 8/367
Fumbles/Lost 1/1 2/1

Penalties/Yards 5/45 5/45
Time of Poss 32:14 27:46
Player C-A Yds TD Int
Robinson, D. 7-11 159 2 0
Bellomy 1-3 N 0 0
Kennedy 1-1 7 0 0
Totals 9-15 174 2 0
RaysH Att Yds Avg Lg TD
Robinson, 0. 11 128 11.6 49 2
Rawls 9 90 10.0 63 1
Hays 10 EU EU6 24 0
Toussaint 18 62 34 1
BeNory 2 8 40 7 0
Nortlect 1 -1 -1.0 0 0
Totals 51 364 6.9 63 4
Player No. Yds Avg Lg TD
Roundtree 1 3 3.0 3 0
Gardner 1 17 17.0 17 0
Toussaint 1 15 15.0 1s 0
Robnson, . 1 8 80 8 0
Funchess 1 8 8.0 8 1
Esterline 1 7 7.0 7 0
Total 9 174 19. 2 71

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Quinn slid a ball past redshirt
sophomore goalkeeper Adam
Grinwis in the 13th minute to
give Akron the one-goal advan-
"We were a little bit careless
in our possession," McMenemy
said. "It was always gonna be an
uphill battle. (We) need to learn
how to take care of the ball. We
made some adjustments after
the goal, and I think we made a
very good response."
The Wolverines managed
several chances from the wings,
but those opportunities ended
with headers that rolled wide
left and wide right. Just before
halftime, Michigan had its best
chance when a header from
junior forward Malcolm Miller
struck the crossbar.
A minute later, the referees
may have ended Michigan's
chance for an upset in Akron.
Senior defender Brian Klemc-
zak was shown a red card for a
hard challenge during the Zips'
quick transitional attack. The
half ended with Akron leading
In the second half, Michigan
had even more to overcome with
just 10 men on the field. The
Wolverines came out with ener-
gy and a chip on their shoulder,
but Akron still proved to be too

Redshirt sophomore forward Tyler Arnone sCOred in Michigan's previ

s game.

"They have an incredible
home support, (and) when you
go down a man you don't make
life easy for yourself," McMene-
my said. "We don't make excus-
es, and we don't believe in moral
victories. I don't think you'll
find many teams who played
Akron that well with IO men
McMenemy was spot on
regarding his team's perfor-
mance in the final 45 minutes.
Michigan hit the woodwork yet
again, adding several scoring
chances from corner kicks as
the game progressed.
Though Michigan headed

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want. They lined up, ran the
football and knocked us off the
football. And wedion't like that."
It was more than that.
More than any other team,
at least any other team in the
Big Ten, Michigan State has
stopped Michigan quarterback
Denard Robinson through the
air and on the ground. Robin-
son rushed for just 42 yards last
year. Two years ago, he gained
just 86 yards on the ground. In
the two meetings, the Spartans
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the Illinois matchup, tweaking
what appeared to be his right-
hand pinky on an eight-yard rush
down to the Fighting Illini one-
yard line.
That drive was capped by an
18-yard field goal from redshirt
junior kicker Brendan Gibbons,
but all eyes were on the side-
line, where Robinson was being
attended to by a trio of trainers.
"It was just a boo-boo," Robin-
son joked after the game. "Every-
body gets hurt." .
The injury put the pressure
on the Michigan defense to pro-
tect a 10-point lead with untested
and unproven sophomore backup
quarterback Russell Bellomy tak-
ing the reins for Robinson.
"We want to win the game
on our side of the football," said
fifth-year senior middle line-
backer Kenny Demens. "Watch-
ing Denard go down like that,
we knew that we had to step our
game up. If they don't score any
more points, then we win the
And Illinois never did score a
single point. From the moment
Robinson stepped off the field on,
the Michigan defense allowed
just 97 yards and five first downs
in the remaining 51 minutes of
game time. Robinson missed
only one series, though, and got
right back to work. He handed off
three times, then finally ran, first
for three yards and then again
for 33 yards before stepping out
of bounds and inadvertently top-
pling an alumni cheerleader.
His shoe came off mid-run.
Shoelace was back, wet socks and
all. Three plays later, Robinson
finished with a six-yard scamper
into the end zone to put Michigan
up 17-0.
Illinois, too, ran into quar-
terback troubles when junior
quarterback Nathan Scheelhaase
was ridden down from behind
by junior cornerback Court-
ney Avery and junior defensive
end Jibreel Black. Scheelhaase
stayed on the turf for a few min-
utes before exiting the game
with an apparent head injury. He
was replaced by freshman quar-
terback Reilly O'Toole for the
remainder of the contest.
Michigan held a 17-0 lead at
halftime, but Robinson extended

forced four interceptions.
There was no trickery, no
smoke and mirrors in what
Borges called a "figurative fist
fight."' The Spartans were just
better and played harder.
That's not something you
change with a scheme, accord-
ing to Borges. -
"You go out there with an
attitude that you're going to
exceed their intensity and you
don't let people do that to you,"
Borges said.
"It's that simple. ... And if you
don't think that way, don't come
to this game."
For the players, the memories
that stick never come from dur-
that score early in the second half
with his 49-yard touchdown run.
Everyone in the Michigan
Stadium crowd - an announced
attendance of 110,922 - knew
Robinson would be on a short
leah in the second half and likely
wouldn't finish the game at quar-
terback considering Michigan's
sizeable and ever-expanding lead.
So he made the most of his last 15
Robinson found freshman
tight end Devin Funchess for
an eight-yard touchdown pass
with 10:10 left in the third quar-
ter. Seven minutes later, two
plays after freshman defensive
end Mario Ojemudia recovered
a fumble on the Illinois six-yard
line, redshirt junior running back
Fitzgerald Toussaint punched it
in for his first touchdown and put
Michigan up 38-0.
Bellomy returned to the field
for the fourth'quarter to end Rob-
inson's day. Robinson finished
7-for-11 passing for 159 yards and
a touchdown, and 11 carries for
128 rushing yards and two rush-
ing scores.
Sophomore running back
Thomas Rawls capped the scor-
ing with a 63-yard touchdown
run with 6:01 remaining in the
fourth quarter.
In the victory, Robinson
became the eighth player in Big
Ten history to surpass 10,000
yards of total offense, and he
posted his 18th 100-yard rush-
ing effort, putting him in a tie for
fourth place in Michigan history.
The statistics, though, mean
nothing to Michigan's senior
captain. Robinson said the only
statistic he pays attention to is
turnovers. And that's where this
game stood out.
On the other side of the field,
the Michigan defense stood
tall for the fourth-consecutive
game, after impressive showings
against Massachusetts, Notre
Dame and Purdue. In the second
half, Illinois gained just 13 total
The linebacker corps shone
especially bright. Senior middle
linebacker Kenny Demens inter-
cepted an O'Toole pass in the
third quarter, redshirt sopho-
more strongside linebacker
Jake Ryan wreaked havoc in the
Illinois backfield all afternoon
- registering two sacks and a
fumble forced - and sophomore
weakside linebacker Desmond
Morgan was honored with the

back to Ann Arbor with a loss,
there were positives to be found.
The shorthanded Wolverines
shut out the Zips in the second
half. For 45 minutes, Michigan
may very well have outplayed
one of the nation's top programs
with 10 men.
"We were very threatening
in set pieces," McMenemy said.
"The way the boys followed
the game plan and the adjust-
ments, it's very heartening that
they can execute instructions
the way they did. You cant do
anything without an incredible
work ethic. and I think that's
what gives us the .most hope
going up against Indiana."
ing the game. Listen to Demens
or Gordon or Roundtree. The
pain always comes at the end.
Last year was an especially hol-
low feeling, knowing that the
Wolverines' four losses tied the
longest losing streak against the
Spartans in program history.
Indeed, for all the memories,
none can remember walking by
the Paul Bunyan Trophy in the
Schembechler Hall trophy case.
"I saw it on my official visit,
but not after a victory," Gordon
said. "I bet it looks a whole lot
better after the victory."
That would be something
worth remembering.
No. 48 Gerald Ford legacy jersey.
Michigan is back in action next
Saturday at Michigan Stadium
against Michigan State, who lost
19-16 to Iowa earlier on Saturday

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to find his replacement.
Berenson had a pair o
on the roster - redshir
more Luke Dwyer and
Adam Janecyk - but r'
two more to cap this ye
In the preseason, B
spoke highly of freshm
minder Jared Rutledge, w
a gold medal in the 2012
18 World Junior Champ:
with the U.S. team.
But Rutledge failed an
and underwent surgery t
him from taking many
practice before the star
"We thought he wa
Berenson said. "I think
sight is fine, but as fai
timing and his confider
getting into a groove, he
ably not there yet."
In the home opener las
day, Rutledge proved he
quite ready, earning t
overtime loss against Rn
Institute of Technology.
he notched 21 saves and t
verines carried a leadi
final frame,
Rutledge suc-
cumbed to' a
late Tigers "
surge and
allowed a C
third period to to
tie the game at
"Here's a
freshman goalie coming
then he misses the bette
two weeks of skating and
skates for a week and w'
him to play well," Berent
"In the third period, her
run outofgas alittle bito
focus....It was the thir
that jumped up and bit h:
Though Rutledge gav
game-winning goal just
onds into overtime, B
said he believes that sin
formance didn't reflec
Rutledge is truly capable
"It's a big test for thes
play their first game - y
know how much presss
put on themselves," B
said. "They never score
good goal on him. All tl
were kind of tainted. As
he have saved most o

Nevertheless, Berenson
called on freshman Steve Racine
to close the series.
Racine recorded the same
number of saves as Rutledge but
f goalies allowed just two goals during
t sopho- Michigan's 7-2 win.
I junior Berenson was pleased with
ecruited Racine's debut efforts and feels
ar's roll that the Williamsville, N.Y.
native took the pressure off
erenson of Rutledge "or put some on,
san net- depending on how you look at
who won it."
Under- Berenson remains uncertain
ionships as to who will be the consistent
starter that Hunwick was last
eye test season. While he weighs the
hat kept options, there's a strong pos-
shots in sibility the dueling goalies will
t of the split time.
Berenson split time between
is fine," Hunwick and then-senior Bryan
his eye- Hogan in the first half of the
r as his 2010-13 season before Hogan
nce and was injured during warmups
's prob- before the Big Chill at the Big
House against Michigan State.
t'Thurs- "It's just a little healthy
e wasn't competition," Rutledge said.
the 5-4 "There's no hard feelings
ochester between us.... We're going to be
Though together forfouryears, so there's
:he Wol- no point in butting heads."
into the With Rutledge and Racine
fighting for
the start-
ing spot in
Rutledge is the lineup,
)ming off a and Dwyer
ugh game." benched.
had a meager
in and in the exhibition against Wind-
r part of sor, giving up a pair of goals
[then he in the third stanza. Berenson
e expect expressed his disappointment in
son said. his eldest netminder, who land-
might've ed an unsatisfactory 3.17 goals
rlosthis against average and 0.897 save
d period percentage last year in just five
im." games.
e up the of the goalie quad, Dwyer has
14 sec- not seen icetime through two
erenson seasons. Berenson will continue
gle per- to evaluate his staff between the
ct what pipes and fill the lineup slot on a
e of. game-by-game basis.
e kids to "I can't tell you anything
ou don't is permanent, but right now
ure they Racine looks a little more ready,"
erenson Berenson said. "Rutledge is
d a real coming off a tough game and
he goals he'll bounce back.
nd could "I've been a one-goalie coach,
& them? but I've also been a two-goalie

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