CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) - The passing game wasn't working for Ohio State on Saturday at Illinois.
Thirty attempts, 13 completions and 150 yards.
Maybe it was the wind, as quarterback Braxton Miller said. Maybe something else, because Illini quarterback Nathan Scheelhaase completed 33 passes for 288 yards.
Whatever the case, it gave the No. 4 Buckeyes (10-0, 6-0 Big Ten) a chance to put the ball on the ground Big Ten style.
And, in a bad sign for Indiana, Michigan and any other teams left in the Buckeyes' path, it worked all too well.
Ohio State pounded the Illini for 441 yards on 42 carries in a 60-35 win.