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Buckeyes nip Illini; still perfect

Buckeyes nip Illini; still perfect

No. 1 Ohio State shut down the Illinois offense for three quarter’s, before holding on for a 17-10 win over the Illini Saturday to remain undefeated in 10 straight games this season.

Ohio State could not cover the 25-point spread on the road and the game’s combined score fell UNDER the posted total (48).

Antonio Pittman rushed for 58 yards off 32 carries with one touchdown as the Buckeyes won, despite giving up more total yards to the underdog Illinois squad.

Rashard Mendenhall scored the only TD in loss for the Fighting Illini, rushing into the end zone on a 3-yard dash as Illinois falls to a dismal 2-8 overall.