Michigan true freshman running back Chris Evans broke for a 16-yard run with 8:07 left in the first quarter, but it was not the run that sent 111,103 into shock.
Evans’ helmet was crunched between two Illinois helmets and stayed down on the field after the hit. After a few minutes, he got up and walked off of the field. He immediately went to the locker room for an examination.
At the post game press conference, Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh said that Evans was “in a good place” by halftime.
“Chris is doing good,” Harbaugh said. “I saw him at halftime. He was doing well. He got hit. He went out there for a little bit, and some of the experts say that’s a good thing when that happens. The brain resets — this is what I’m hearing from the doctors. He seemed to be in a good place relatively quickly by halftime.”