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Illinois duo will challenge U-M defense

Rothstein's Front Four: Wolverines must contain Scheelhaase and cover Jenkins

Updated: November 11, 2011, 3:14 PM ET
By Michael Rothstein | WolverineNation
Roy RoundtreeAP Photo/Tony DingRoy Roundtree had a huge game last year against Illinois -- nine receptions, 246 yards and two TDs.
ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- It was one of the most offensive games in college football history -- from a production standpoint if you like offense and from a disgust standpoint if you're a fan of defense.

Michigan 67, Illinois 65, three overtimes. That was the scoreline a season ago. Don't expect that this time -- both teams have better defenses than what they fielded a season ago.

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