Illinois vs. Ohio State: Live Scores, Analysis and Results
Ohio State 52, Illinois 22 – Final
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 total yards and three touchdowns (two passing, one rushing), leading the Buckeyes to a 10-0 record for the first time since 2007. Carlos Hyde also played very well, rushing for 138 yards on just 18 carries to go along with three touchdowns.
The Buckeyes stifled Illinois, allowing just 170 yards on the day.
We watched the game and provided live, in-game analysis throughout the afternoon.
Illinois is an awful football team, and nine other things we learned during Ohio State's 30-point victory Saturday.
Ohio State: 570 total yards (237 passing, 333 rushing)
Illinois: 170 total yards (97 passing, 73 rushing)
Braxton Miller: 12/20 passing for 226 yards with two touchdowns and no interceptions to go along with 72 yards and another touchdown on the ground.
Nathan Scheelhaase: 19/33 passing for 97 yards with no touchdowns and one interception.
And that's a final from Columbus. Buckeyes win it 52-22.
Wow, I think we just saw why Joshua Perry hasn't gotten much playing time this year. That was a comically bad angle he took on that pass play.
Ohio State 52, Illinois 22
Bri'onte Dunn plows his way in for another Ohio State score.
Illinois got their last eight points off two busted plays. How neat!
Ohio State 45, Illinois 22
Kenny G just started playing in a different key mid-song. His fumble was returned for a touchdown, then Illinois mishandles the snap on the extra-point attempt, but somehow runs it in for the two-point conversion.
What you're hearing right now is the smooth, cool sounds of Kenny G. Let the soul-filled waves of audio gold invade your ears like something that gets invaded easily.
The starters have officially kicked off their bye-week.
Looks like mostly backups in now. Entire second-team offensive line, Bri'onte Dunn at RB.— Bill Rabinowitz (@brdispatch) November 3, 2012
I'm being dead serious, if I could meet anyone in the world right now, it wouldn't be Michael Jordan or some famous actor.
I want to meet the lady with the head in her hair singing in the Cars.com commercial. She inspires me in a way that I never thought possible.
Braxton Miller has put on the weird mittens. I believe his day is done.
Kenny G time.
Ohio State 45, Illinois 14
Corey Brown makes a few unbelievable moves to score from 37 yards out on a pass from Braxton Miller.
One of the few guys Urban Meyer likes on the two-deep of the O-line is Decker.
Taylor Decker in for the Buckeyes at right tackle after Reid Fragel gets shaken up.— Austin Ward (@BuckeyesBeat) November 3, 2012
Stats through three quarters of play:
Ohio State: 409 total yards (184 passing, 225 rushing)
Illinois: 159 total yards (77 passing, 82 rushing)
Braxton Miller: 10/18 passing for 184 yards with one touchdown and no interceptions to go along with 65 yards and another touchdown on the ground.
Nathan Scheelhaase: 15/27 passing for 77 yards with no touchdowns and one interception.
Illinois' backup tight end completed that two point conversion pass because, why not?— Jeff Svoboda (@JeffSvoboda) November 3, 2012
Ohio State 38, Illinois 14
The Illini put together a weird touchdown drive and convert the two-point attempt.
Hey, there's Rod Smith's gigantic fumbling issue! Hadn't seen it around here in a while, thought it moved or was killed or something.
Uhm, if that wasn't roughing the punter, I have no idea what is. OSU just dodged a... well, they're not bullets at this point considering the blowout. OSU just dodged a lightly-thrown pillow.
John Simon, Nathan Williams and about 17 other Ohio State players were in on that sack. I know that's not mathematically possible, but hey, whatever nerd.
Ryan Shazier eats weak screen passes like that for breakfast!
Ohio State 38, Illinois 6
Braxton Miller runs it in to give the Buckeyes a 32-point lead.
Ohio State was in field goal range, but Urban Meyer just went for it on fourth and one.
Jim Tressel's nose just started bleeding involuntarily.
The junior running back has improved tremendously this year.
Carlos Hyde over 100 on the ground now.109 yards and 3 TDs on only 13 carries— Jeff Seemann (@JeffAtFSOhio) November 3, 2012
I don't know why, but I'm proud of the fact that I haven't tried Taco Bell's Dorito taco.
Jake Stoneburner drops two passes on the drive and Ohio State goes three-and-out. The Buckeyes miraculously get a punt off without getting it blocked.
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