Fitzgerald Toussaint had a career day on the ground, rushing for 192 yards and a touchdown as Michigan topped Illinois, 31-14 from Memorial Stadium on Saturday. Nathan Scheelhaase threw for 170 yards and an interception on 16-of-31 passing and ran for a touchdown for Illinois, which dropped to 6-and-4 overall and 2-and-4 in Big Ten action. Jason Ford rushed for 26 yards and a score on 11 carries and A.J. Jenkins hauled in eight passes for 103 yards in defeat.
In other local action, Tommy Rees was 30-of-38 through the air for 296 yards and two touchdowns as the Notre Dame Fighting Irish rolled over the Maryland Terrapins, 45-21, in a non-conference game at FedEx Field. Jonas Gray rushed for a career-high 136 yards on 21 carries and scored two touchdowns as Notre Dame won for the seventh time in its last eight games. Cierre Wood picked up 99 rushing yards for the Fighting Irish on 18 carries, while Michael Floyd caught nine balls for 90 yards and a touchdown. Northwestern was also a weekend winner. Quarterback Dan Persa threw for a career-high 372 yards and four touchdowns, as Northwestern blew out the Rice Owls in at Ryan Field, 28-6.