Juice Williams, Illinois, JR, QB, Chicago, Chicago
Williams racked up 431 yards of total offense to set a
new Michigan Stadium record and lead Illinois to a 45-20 victory
over Michigan. The junior quarterback completed
13-of-26 passes for 310 yards and two touchdowns, while registering
121 yards on 19
carries with two more scores.
He surpassed 400 yards of total offense for the second time this
season, after racking up a career-high 461 yards in the season-opener against Missouri. Both performances rank among the top 10
single-game efforts in school history.
Williams led his offense to
45 points, the most ever for the Illini against the Wolverines and
the most allowed by Michigan since 1991.
This is the third career
weekly accolade for Williams, after being honored on Sept. 1, 2008,
and Nov. 12, 2007.
Brit Miller, Illinois, SR, LB, Decatur, Decatur Eisenhower
Miller filled up the stat sheet with nine defensive stops, four
tackles for loss, two sacks and two pass breakups to lead Illinois
to its first win at Michigan since 1999.
The senior linebacker set
career highs in both tackles for loss and sacks,
pushing the Wolverines' offense back a combined 26 yards. After the
hosts compiled 143 total yards and 48 rushing yards to build a 14-3
first-quarter lead, Miller and the Illini defense held Michigan to
only 21 more yards on the ground, 176 total
yards and six more points over the final three quarters.
collects his first career weekly laurel.
[Text from file received from
University of Illinois]