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.