ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) _ Michigan coach Lloyd Carr doesn't believe the Big Ten has any reason to apologize for the officiating during the Wolverines' victory over Illinois.

``I have made my extreme displeasure (known) with the conference office regarding their press release,'' Carr said Tuesday. ``I made my comments to them and I stand my comments that I think the game was relatively well officiated.''

The Big Ten sent a release on Monday stating that the officials made two mistakes when the No. 9 Wolverines beat the No. 24 Fighting Illini 35-31 Saturday in Champaign, Ill.

``Unfortunately, two incorrect fumble calls ruled on by the game officials in the latter part of the fourth quarter did not measure up to the quality of play and coaching that was presented during the game,'' the release said.

The Big Ten believes the first error occurred with 3:53 left when Illinois recovered one of its own fumbles at the Michigan, but the officials ruled the Wolverines recovered it.

The Big Ten said the second mistake happened with approximately 2:30 remaining when Illinois recovered a fumble at its 3, but the officials ruled that Michigan didn't fumble.

``When errors of judgment or rules application have a significant impact on the game, the conference believes public acknowledgment of the error is appropriate,'' the Big Ten said in its release.