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Buckeyes Down Illinois 17-7 - Match Report

Buckeyes Down Illinois 17-7 - Match Report

Dan Herron ran for 114 yards as Ohio State handled Illinois by a score of 17-7 on Saturday at Memorial Stadium.

Ohio State was an underdog by 3.5 points and came through with an ATS victory for bettors. The game went UNDER the consensus closing total of 44.5.

Braxton Miller completed 1 of 4 pass attempts for 17 yards for the Buckeyes in the win. He did not throw an interception in the game.

Nathan Scheelhaase rushed for 49 yards for Illinois, while Jason Ford added 30 yards. Nathan Scheelhaase threw for 169 yards for the Fighting Illini, while receivers A.J. Jenkins and Jon Davis had 80 and 37 yards respectively.

Ohio State was outgained by Illinois 285-228 yards in Saturday's match, while the important battle of first downs was won 18-14 by the Fighting Illini.

Ohio State led the time of possession tally, as the game finished as a 30:35/29:25 split in that important category.

Next game, Ohio State takes its act home to face Wisconsin looking for another win. For Illinois, they head on the road to face Purdue.