Preview and Predictions: Michigan football vs. Illinois

With two games left in the regular season, Michigan will host its final game in the Big House on Saturday.

The Wolverines will welcome 7-3 Illinois into Michigan Stadium in hopes of keeping their undefeated season alive.

Michigan, 10-0, has been dominant on both sides of the ball for most of the season.

The Wolverines have a top-five run offense and the maize and blue have the No. 1 defense in the country.

The Illini have dropped two straight games against Michigan State and Purdue.

But Illinois was on the brink of being a top-10 team in the country a few weeks ago.

The Illini are in a four-team tie for first place in the Big Ten West,

and Illinois needs to win out if it hopes to make it to Indianapolis.

Michigan has not played Illinois since 2019 when it won 42-25,

 but the Wolverines have won the past five meetings between the two schools.

 Michigan has dominated the series. The Wolverines lead the all-time series 71-23-2.

We are going to break down the game and our staff is going to predict the outcome of the game.

Scoring offense: Michigan 5th (41.4 points per game) Illinois 88th (24.7 points per game)

Scoring defense: Michigan 1st (11.2 points allowed per game) Illinois 3rd (12.5 points allowed per game)

Passing offense: Michigan 95th (208.9 yards per game) Illinois 86th (218.6 yards per game)

Passing defense: Michigan 4th (160.1 yards allowed per game) Illinois 5th (161 yards allowed per game)

Rushing offense: Michigan 4th (251.4 yards per game) Illinois 40th (183.6 yards per game)

Rushing defense: Michigan 1st (72.7 yards allowed per game) Illinois 6th (85.9 yards allowed per game)

Total offense: Michigan 24th (460.3 yards per game) Illinois 59th (402.2 yards per game)

Total defense: Michigan 1st (232.8 yards allowed per game) Illinois 2nd (246.9 yards allowed per game)

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