While this game feature far more folly from Illinois than Michigan, there was only one snap to the dangly bits. With all apologies to Ben Gedeon, that moment had to be Hans Moleman'd.
[Hit THE JUMP for the rest of the Illinois game in GIFs.]
As always, click the links/stills to open each GIF in a lightbox.
Glasgow/Wormley double shruggie.
Glasgow as terrifying QB spy.
Higdon offset draw picks up 3rd and 17.
Higdon run impeded by official, still successful.
Harbaugh adjusts hipster specs.
Harbaugh banner shot.
Near-identical Speight celebration.
Hudson tips punt.
McCray dives on fumbled snap.
Morris semi-effective lead block.
Peppers kickoff return.
Peppers is versatile.
Smith leaves wake.
Someone requested the ref's pants blowing in the wind so here's that, I guess.
Stribling near-pick and reaction.
Wheatley touchdown. (Replay angle.)
Wheatley tip drill catch.
10. Thread The Needle
A perfect throw from Wilton Speight, and not a half-bad effort from Amara Darboh, either.
A screen pass should be safe, right?
8. Os Defeat Xs
The play design is a brilliant counter to all the jet motion Michigan's run this year, and Eddie McDoom continues to be quite fun to watch in the open field.
7. Your Weekly Harbaugh
A freakout in three acts:
Incredulous shrug as the scoreboard as it replays the ultimately failed spot challenge:
Harbaugh and ref, a rather one-sided conversation:
Something about the framing in that last one just kills me.
6. Nose For The End Zone
There's a lot to like about this play: the O-line's blocking, Bobby Henderson wrecking the force defender to spring Higdon outside, and especially Higdon's sixth sense for open-field running.
I think De'Veon Smith may have taken note that #17 was the defender who knocked Chris Evans out of the game.
3. Man Getting Hit By Football
The unedited version.
The full play:
FRAMES OF THE GAME: GET IN MY BELLY