Sloppiness at the Big House so far

Michigan's defense has showed up to play today. The problem: Denard Robinson and the Wolverines' offense keep giving it away.

The Wolverines committed three turnovers in the first quarter after having 12 through the first eight games. Robinson threw two picks in the quarter and has done little since tossing a 75-yard touchdown to Roy Roundtree on the first play from scrimmage.

Fortunately for "Shoelace," the Wolverines' defense has limited the damage and Michigan trailed by only a touchdown early in the second quarter. Illinois starting running back Mikel Leshoure is a bit banged up, so the Illini are turning to Jason Ford and Troy Pollard, who also has fumbled.

Wacky game so far, and we've still got almost three quarters to play.