Suddenly, Michigan doesn't look quite so invincible going into Saturday's showdown against Illinois. Once figured a shoo-in to go to the Rose Bowl, the Wolverines will still be the favorite in what now becomes the climactic matchup of the Big 10 season.
But Michigan will have to win without quarterback Michael Taylor, and worse yet, frets head coach Bo Schembechler, "we're down to one quarterback. We haven't had a chance to develop another one."
Taylor broke his collarbone on Michigan's first offensive play Saturday, and Demetrius Brown, last year's starter, came in and guided a lackluster 22-7 triumph over Minnesota.