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Pregame Discussion: Illinois @ #13 Ohio State

pregame conversation for Illinois' Week 10 matchup against Ohio State

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Illinois (4-4, 1-3) @ #13 Ohio State (6-1, 3-0)

When: Saturday, Nov. 1, 2014 | 7:12 pm CT

Where: Ohio Stadium | Columbus, OH

Television: ABC (regional) |

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Illinois/Ohio State Series Notes (via

Saturday's game between Illinois and Ohio State will mark the 101st meeting between the two teams, with the series dating back to 1902. OSU holds the series lead, 66-30-4, and also leads in Columbus, 28-18-4. But the Illini's last win over OSU was in Columbus in 2007, when Juice Williams led Illinois to a 28-21 win over the top-ranked Buckeyes.

Interestingly, Illinois' last five wins in the series have come in Columbus, with the Illini taking victories in 2007, 2001, 1999, 1994 and 1992. UI is 5-5 against the Buckeyes at The Horseshoe since 1992 but OSU has won the last two meetings there.

Illinois has fared relatively well against Buckeyes recently, posting a 9-15 record dating back to 1988. Only Michigan has more victories over Ohio State during the span, posting a 12-13-1 record vs. OSU.

This will be Illinois coach Tim Beckman's fifth head-to-head meeting with Ohio State. He is 0-4, losing to the Buckeyes 27-22 in 2011 and 38-0 in 2009 while at Toledo, then 52-22 in 2012 and 60-35 in 2013 with Illinois.

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