ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- In the mostly mediocre Big Ten this season, every team is beatable. Yes, it is a cliche, but this season, in this league, it is the truth.
Every team has flaws, some with more glaring holes than others. Of all the teams in the Big Ten, Michigan's opponent this week, Illinois, might be the one with the biggest amount of issues. The Illini are still transitioning under first-year coach Tim Beckman, have yet to win away from Champaign, Ill., and all four of their losses have come by double digits.
So how does Michigan continue its winning ways? Here are four keys: