Tim May

OSU BEAT REPORTER

THE COLUMBUS DISPATCH

Ohio State 52, Illinois 3

If the Buckeyes limited Michigan State to three points, it makes sense to make that the yardstick this week. Meanwhile, the multidimensional OSU offense will be too much for the game Illinois defense to corral.

Bill Rabinowitz

OSU BEAT REPORTER

THE COLUMBUS DISPATCH

Ohio State 52, Illinois 7

The Buckeyes appear to have found their offensive identity last week as a power-running team. On defense, they should have little trouble slowing an anemic Illini offense.

Ray Stein

SPORTS EDITOR

THE COLUMBUS DISPATCH 

Ohio State 49, Illinois 7

Ten years ago, Ohio State’s championship hopes evaporated (or so we thought) when Illinois and Juice Williams pulled a stunner. It would be shocking if these Illini stay within 40. There is zero juice here.

Dom Tiberi

SPORTS ANCHOR

WBNS-10TV

Ohio State 63, Illinois 10

Making any prediction is a risk because unpredictable has been the calling card of this Ohio State team. But the Buckeyes need to keep putting up big numbers to impress the College Football Playoff committee.

Bobby Carpenter

TALK-SHOW HOST, 97.1 THE FAN

FORMER OSU/NFL LINEBACKER

Ohio State 56, Illinois 10

Every week is a standby game now for the Buckeyes in their pursuit of a Big Ten title and a playoff invitation. It has been a long five years for Lewis, Price and Barrett, but the get to ride out in style — on the IlliBuck.

Listen to the BuckeyeXtra Football podcast: