Miller, Williams Earn Big Ten Player Of The Week Distinction
Oct. 6, 2008
The Big Ten Conference announced this morning that two Fighting Illini players, linebacker Brit Miller and quarterback Juice Williams, earned Player of the Week honors for their performances Saturday in Illinois' 45-20 victory at Michigan.
Brit Miller, Illinois, SR, LB, Decatur, Ill./Eisenhower Miller filled up the stat sheet with nine defensive stops, four tackles for loss, two sacks and two pass breakups to lead Illinois to its first win at Michigan since 1999. The senior linebacker set career highs in both tackles for loss and sacks, pushing the Wolverines' offense back a combined 26 yards. After the hosts compiled 143 total yards and 48 rushing yards to build a 14-3 first quarter lead, Miller and the Illini defense held Michigan to only 21 more yards on the ground, 176 total yards and six more points over the final three quarters. Miller collects his first career weekly laurel.