In 2007, an underdog Illinois team came into Columbus and handed an unbeaten Ohio State team its first loss of the year.
History, in this case, did not repeat itself.
The No. 6 Ohio State Buckeyes (10-0) defeated the Illinois Fighting Illini (2-7) 52-22 in Columbus Saturday afternoon. Braxton Miller piled up 298 yards of total offense and three touchdowns (two passing, one rushing) and Carlos Hyde added 137 yards and three more scores on the ground.
While many expected Ohio State to beat Illinois easily, there were a few surprises on the field this Saturday.
Here are 10 things we learned from the Buckeyes’ 33-point victory over Illinois.
1. Illinois is a terrible football team.
Most Ohio State fans were aware of this fact, but few have witnessed just how bad the Illini are under first-year head coach Tim Beckman.
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