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Illinois Football: Ohio State By The Numbers

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Game:

#3 OhioState Buckeyes @ Illinois Fighting Illini

12:00pm EST.

Matchup:

  • Buckeyes lead 65-30-4

Last 5:

  • 2012- Illinois 22 @ OhioState 52
  • 2011- OhioState 17 @ Illinois 7
  • 2010- OhioState 24 @ Illinois 13
  • 2009- Illinois 0 @ OhioState 30
  • 2008- OhioState 30 @ Illinois 20

Game Notes:

  • Illini come into the game on Saturday losing their last five games by an average of 21.4 points.
  • Those five straight Illini loses have been because the Illini defense has given up 42.6 points per game in that span.
  • OhioState is currently on a 21 game winning streak and would tie the school record with a win over the Illini.
  • The Buckeyes are only giving up 17 points per game this season.  That is ranked 8th in the nation.

Stats:

Illinois

  • Passing Yards: 25th (288.90)
  • Rushing Yards: 95th (136.40)
  • Points For: 63rd  (29.70)
  • Points Against: 105th (34.7)

OhioState

  • Passing Yards: 68th (229.80)
  • Rushing Yards: 8th (301.10)
  • Points For: 5th  (48.20)
  • Points Against: 8th (17.00)

Betting Advice:

This is a complete lopsided game.  OhioState is coming in and has never been hotter.  Illinois is coming in and this maybe the worst defense we have ever seen an Illini team have.  I would be surprised if the Illini can put up double digit points.  OhioState’s defense is stout and the Illini offense has a tendency to sputter.

The Buckeyes are favored by 33 ½ points in Saturdays game.  Despite this game being a big rivalry game, you have to take the 33 ½ and the Buckeyes to cover.  With the Illini defense giving up over 42 points per game in the last five games, this game could get ugly.

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