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Ohio State vs. Illinois: 10 Things We Learned in Buckeyes’ Win

The No. 3 Ohio State Buckeyes tied a school record 22-game winning streak on Saturday when they beat the Illinois Fighting Illini 60-35. It was a big win for the Buckeyes (10-0), who stayed alive in the BCS title race—it just wasn’t pretty. The Fighting Illini (3-7) gave a surging Ohio State defense fits and was one play away in the fourth quarter from putting the Buckeyes on upset alert. In the end, Ohio State proved to be too much for Illinois. Here’s what we learned from the Buckeyes’ 25-point victory. Begin Slideshow

Ohio State vs. Illinois: Live Game Grades and Analysis for the Buckeyes

The Ohio State Buckeyes are in a great position heading into their game against the Illinois Fighting Illini. With Oregon, a team that was ahead of the Buckeyes in the rankings, recently losing to Stanford, the door has been pushed wide open for OSU to make its case as a contender for the BCS championship. The Buckeyes are currently undefeated and would equal their school record for consecutive wins (22) with a victory over the Illini. What’s worth noting is that the Illini have kept the Buckeyes from completing an undefeated season before; they defeated them 28-21 in 2007. What is also worth noting is that that was an Illinois team that went to the Rose Bowl the same year and was leaps and bounds better than this 2013 squad. Between Braxton Miller and Carlos Hyde, Ohio State should be able to take care of business versus the Illini. Read more Ohio State Football news on BleacherReport.com

Ohio State Buckeyes vs. Illinois Fighting Illini Complete Game Preview

No. 3 Ohio State made a huge surge in the national title race during its bye week when Oregon stumbled on the road against Stanford. Illinois broke down defensively in a 52-35 loss to Indiana and is still looking for its first conference victory since October 2011. The two will take the field in Champaign, Ill., for a Big Ten matchup this Saturday. The Buckeyes (9-0) are playing their best football of the season. After defeating Iowa 34-24 four weeks ago, Ohio State hammered Penn State and Purdue by a combined score of 119-14. The Fighting Illini (3-6) will stumble into Saturday’s contest riding a five-game losing streak. Their weak defense has been gashed during that stretch, giving up more than 42 points per game. Ohio State and Illinois are trending in different directions, and because of that, the Buckeyes are favored by 33 points, according to Vegas Insider. Is there anything Illinois can do to slow down Ohio State and capture the rivalry’s Illibuck Trophy, or will the Buckeyes continue to roll? Get all the details with this complete game preview. Date: Saturday, Nov. 16 Time: Noon ET Place: Memorial Stadium, Champaign, Ill. TV: ESPN Radio: Ohio State football radio affiliates, Illinois football radio affiliates Begin Slideshow

Ohio State Football: Key Players to Watch in Buckeyes’ Showdown with Illinois

The Ohio State Buckeyes will look to continue their perfect season against the Illinois Fighting Illini on Saturday.
After another win last week, this time over Penn State, the Buckeyes have a chance to start 10-0 for the first time …

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Meyer’s Buckeyes Set to Move to 10-0 Against Illini

Years in which teams are ineligible for a bowl game are often looked upon as a waste for a number of programs. However, Head Coach Urban Meyer knows that this year, he is laying the groundwork for what could be …

Meyer turns the page to Illinois week – Ohio State (Rivals)

The Buckeyes can now turn their attention to the Fighting Illini of Illinois but on Monday, head coach Urban Meyer met with the local media to talk about the game that was as the Buckeyes pulled off a big road win at Penn State.

Sign language: Illinois Fighting Illini

New Illinois coach Tim Beckman made the acronym ONE the motto for the football program after his arrival.

He made wristbands for all football personnel, and also included signs around the complex displaying ONE — Operation New Era.

Operation is …

Men's basketball: Ohio State steamrolls Illinois

Whatever Ohio State had pent up after its recent loss at Michigan, it unleashed from the jump on Illinois tonight. The eighth-ranked Buckeyes rebounded decisively from their Saturday night setback, building a 20-point lead on the Fighting Illini in the first 10 minutes and cruising to an 83-67 victory in Value City Arena.

Ohio State Men Hit Roadblock In Illinois

The Fighting Illini hold off the Ohio State men's basketball team. Get the story.

Ohio State vs. Illinois: 5 Halftime Adjustments the Fighting Illini Must Make

Pretty interesting game so far as No. 16 Illinois takes on the Ohio State Buckeyes at Memorial Stadium. The Illini are looking to remain unbeaten and avoid a ninth straight home defeat to Ohio State. 
If Illinois wants to move …

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