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Illinois Defensive End Whitney Mercilus Wants Karma for Ohio State Fans

There’s no question that Ohio State is struggling this season, and they travel to Illinois to take on the Fighting Illini this season.

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One player responsible for the great turnaround in Illinois is breakout junior defensive end Whitney Mercilus, who has 8.5 sacks already this season. He feels like this is a bowl game for Illinois, and had some choice words when describing the potential outcome of the game.

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“This is my bowl game,” he said. “I get a lot of crap from people back home. They tell me Ohio State is this, Ohio State is that every single year. When we do win I’m definitely going to try to rub it in.”

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So, there you have it Ohio State fans. “When” Illinois wins, you will hear it from Mercilus.

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