Michigan (10-3, 0-1) will host Illinois (13-1, 1-0) on Sunday at noon. The game will be televised on the Big Ten Network. Of course Michigan is coming off a lackluster game against Wisconsin. Illinois opened the Big Ten season by going to Purdue and beating the Boilermakers in overtime. Illinois has also won at Vanderbilt and defeated Missouri earlier this year.
The Fighting Illini have 4 players that are averaging 12.1 points per game. They are Trent Meacham, Mike Davis, Demetri McCamey, and Mike Tisdale. Mike Davis is having a break out season for Illinois. We will also be getting our first look at Alex Legion in this game.
I believe this three game stretch Michigan is entering is critical. They host Illinois, play at Indiana and come back home to host Iowa. They have to win 2 of those 3 games, preferably all 3 of them.