FITZGERALD TOUSSAINT (4): An easy call. It's tough to top a career-high high 192 yards on 27 carries and a fourth-quarter touchdown that ended any realistic hope of an Illinois comeback. Toussaint was strong from the start of the game, going 65 yards on his second carry. He averaged 7.1 yards per carry and now has 753 yards rushing this season.
RYAN VAN BERGEN (4): The senior defensive end had 2.5 of Michigan's four sacks and finished with seven tackles. His play was one reason Michigan held Illinois dual-threat quarterback Nathan Scheelhaase to 170 yards passing and 14 yards rushing. Overall, Illinois had just 214 total yards of offense.
J.T. FLOYD (4): The junior cornerback -- who went head-to-head with Illinois' top receiver A.J. Jenkins much of the game -- gave momentum back to Michigan when he intercepted a Scheelhaase pass early in the fourth quarter and returned it 43 yards. Floyd also had four tackles and broke up two passes.
DEVIN GARDNER (2): Starting quarterback Denard Robinson was injured midway through the third quarter and Gardner, a sophomore, came on and did what he had to do. He didn't turn the ball over and he was effective enough to elude pressure and find Martavious Odoms on a 27-yard touchdown pass in the fourth quarter, three plays after Floyd's interception.