Posted November 02, 2012 on AP on Fox
To outside observers, it looks like a mismatch. No. 6 Ohio State is 10-0, can clinch a share of the title in its Big Ten division and can keep alive any flickering hopes of being the last unbeaten standing when the final poll votes are cast. Illinois (2-6) has lost its last five games and in conference play is 0-4 this year with a 10-game losing skid. With problems on both sides of the ball, the Illini are four-touchdown underdogs. For both teams, the opponent isn't as important as how each team plays. The Buckeyes' Urban Meyer doesn't want any letup as his team cruises into its bye week before two last, pivotal games to end the season. ''Here's the thing: How good are we?'' Meyer said. ''That's the question to ask ourselves.'' The Buckeyes, despite their flawless record, have been less than stellar at times. They've played sporadically all year on both offense and defense, surrendering big points and yardage (a 42-39 win...
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