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Andrew Norwell has firsthand knowledge of Illinois' surprising success at Ohio Stadium over the past 20 or so years.
He vividly remembers one historic game in particular.
The year was 2007 and Norwell was in middle school. His brother Chris was a four-year starter on the defensive line for the Illini, who on that day sprung a stunning 28-21 upset on the top-ranked and unbeaten Buckeyes.
''I was here in orange and blue,'' Ohio State's starting left guard said. ''I was pretty fired up. I was sitting in the Illinois section. That last drive is what I remember most.''
Against a Buckeyes team that had dominated all season, the Illini, behind quarterback Isiah ''Juice'' Williams, played keep-away with the ball for the final 8:09 to hang on for the win.
Now the teams meet again. It might surprise many to know that Illinois has won three of the last five meetings in Ohio Stadium, and seven of 11 dating to 1988.
Even though Ohio S...
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Ohio State’s 2013 football schedule has been finalized with the addition of a home game Sept. 7 against San Diego State University, director of athletics Gene Smith announced today.
The Aztecs are currently 6-3 on the season and 4-1 in the Mountain West with a game at Boise State this weekend. Next year, both San Diego State and Boise State will become a member of the Big East...
San Diego State has filled the spot on Ohio State's 2013 schedule left when Vanderbilt backed out of a scheduled game, with the date of home games against Buffalo and Florida A&M moved to accommodate the change.
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Ohio State and Boston College have scheduled a home-and-home football series for the 2020 and 2021 seasons.
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