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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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Big Ten Football Week 10 Preview
My Record…..52-22 70.2%
Michigan (5-3, 3-1) @ Minnesota (5-3, 1-3) Noon Big Ten Network: Michigan leads the all-time series 71-24-3…Michigan’s 71 wins vs the Golden Gophers is the most W’s the Wolverines have racked up against any opponent….Michigan was won 20 of the last 21 meetings and hasn’t lost in the state...
This actually really isn’t that hard to believe and we all should have seen this coming at some point.
New York Jets backup quarterback Tim Tebow is now an Ohio State fan, after his former head coach at Florida Urban Meyer took over the reigns in Columbus. Considering their extremely close relationship, it was only going to be a matter of time before Tebow began to support the...
The Florida Gators legend recently admitted that with his former coach Urban Meyer at the helm, he has developed into a "pretty big fan" of the Ohio State Buckeyes.
The combination of Carlos Hyde and Braxton Miller was more than enough for undfeated Ohio State.
Hyde rushed for 137 yards and three touchdowns and Miller burnished his Heisman credentials by passing for two scores and running for another in the Buckeyes' 52-22 victory over Illinois on Saturday.
The Buckeyes (10-0, 6-0 Big Ten) maintained the upper hand in the Leaders Division...
A quick look at Illinois' week ten opponent -- the Ohio State Buckeyes.
Ohio State will put its 9-0 record on the line Saturday against a flagging Illinois team that has yet to pick up a Big Ten win. But the Illini do have some talented players, which is outlined in this preview. We also take a look at the team's results and what the Buckeyes think of the upcoming challenge.
Another week of preparation is almost done, so we are here to recap a little bit of everything the Buckeyes and their coaches had to say as they prepared for Illinois.
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...
Despite serving an NCAA postseason ban, Ohio State still has an outside shot at sharing the national championship. See what we mean along with OSU-Illinois Tidbits, This Week In College Football History, news and notes from Around The Country and the Fearless Forecast.
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Robinson injury update.
Michigan head football coach Brady Hoke says quarterback Denard Robinson, who suffered a elbow injuryin last Saturday's loss to Nebraska, is expected to start this Saturday against Minnesota. (The Sporting News)