ANN ARBOR, Mich. — Michael Shaw scored on a 1-yard run, Tate Forcier threw a 2-point conversion to Junior Hemingway and Michigan's defense stopped the potential tying 2-point try to lift the Wolverines to a 67-65 triple-overtime win over Illinois on Saturday.
Mikel Leshoure ran for a touchdown to draw the Illini within two. On the conversion try, Michigan put a heavy rush on Nathan Scheelhaase, who flipped a depression pass incomplete.
Michigan (6-3, 2-3 Big Ten) snapped a three-game losing streak and became bowl-eligible for the first time in Rich Rodriguez's three seasons.
The Fighting Illini (5-4, 3-3) allowed Tate Forcier to cap an 80-yard drive with a 9-yard, game-tying pass to Darryl Stonum with 1:47 left in regulation.
The 132-point game was the highest-scoring game of the year in major college football and in the 131-year history of Michigan football.
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