Ohio State vs Illinois Recap - Buckeyes Win 60-35
Carlos Hyde tore up the turf for 246 rushing yards on Saturday to lead the Buckeyes to a 60-35 win over the Fighting Illini at Memorial Stadium.
Ohio State won on the scoreboard, but lost at the pay window as they failed to cover the 33.5-point spread. The game went OVER the consensus closing total of 67.5.
Braxton Miller completed 13 of 29 pass attempts for 150 yards for the Buckeyes in the win. He did not throw an interception in the game.
Josh Ferguson rushed for 69 yards for Illinois, while Nathan Scheelhaase added 46 yards. Nathan Scheelhaase threw for 288 yards for the Fighting Illini, while receivers Steve Hull and Matt LaCosse had 105 and 54 yards respectively.
Ohio State outgained Illinois 591-420 yards in the game, while the battle of first downs was won 25-24 by the Buckeyes.
Ohio State lost the time of possession battle 31:05/28:55, leaving their defense on the field more than they wanted.
Next game, Ohio State takes its act home to face Indiana looking for another win. For Illinois, they head on the road to face Purdue.