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Buckeyes Begin Big Ten Play With Trip To Illinois

Ohio State will do something for the first time this Saturday - play a road game.  After spending all of September in the friendly confines of the Horseshoe, the No. 2 ranked Buckeyes head on the road to begin Big Ten play to a place that has given Ohio State little trouble in the recent past - Illinois.

The Buckeyes have won  seven straight in Champaign, last losing to the Fighting Illini on the road in 1991.  The past two seasons, the Buckeyes have rushed for a combined 541 yards in winning 30-20 in 2008 and 30-0 in 2009.

Ohio State, which has won five of six overall against Illinois, leads the series 62-30-4 and is 33-12 in Champaign.

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