Friday, October 14, 2011

Ohio State vs. No. 14 Illinois: Week 7 Game Outlook, History Lesson, and Prediction

I have been super-busy this week at home and in the Pharmacy, but fear-not my loyal BlockONation posse', for here is this weeks feature (well, part of it anyway).

The rest should be finished sometime Friday evening/night.

I at least wanted to post the History and Trends ASAP as I know many of my blog and Twitter followers look forward to that section immensely!

Chew on this for now gang -- the rest will be updated with links posted on Twitter and Facebook tonight when it's 100% done -- thanks!

OSU/Ill—A Few Opening Thoughts...

Gameplan: You play, to win, the game...

Brief Game Outlook / Players of Note

Three yards and a cloud of dust.

O-line, Boom Herron, Jordan Hall

Ohio State—Illinois History Lesson And Trends

• Ohio State last lost to Illinois in Champaign in 1991.

• Ohio State is 114-64-8 all-time in October road games.

• Ohio State is 34-17 vs. opponents ranked in the top 25 since 2001.

• Ohio State is 0-2 in the Big Ten for just the second time since 1993.

• Ohio State is 62-30-4 overall vs. Illinois and 33-12 all-time in Champaign.

• Ohio State defense has held opponent to fewer than 10 points 30 times since 2006.

• Ohio State defense has allowed just seven 100-yard rushers in their last 40 games.

• Ohio State has held 65 of 79 opponents to 21 points or less since the start of the 2005 season.

• Ohio State has won 5 of the last 6 overall meetings, and has won 8 games in a row on the road vs. Illinois.

• Since 1990, the visiting team is 14-5 in the OSU-ILL series.

• Illinois is just 1-5 against Ohio State under coach Ron Zook.

•.Illinois is 18-32 vs. Big Ten opponents since 2005 under Zook.

• Illinois has 1,357 rushing yards through 6 games while holding opponents to just 478 yards rushing.

• Illinois, is 9-4-1 vs. Ohio State and have won the last 5 meetings against OSU when ranked in the AP top 25.

• Illinois is 6-0 for the first time since 1951, when it finished 9-0-1 to earn a share of the national championship.

• Illinois has won 7 games in row dating back to 2010, their longest winning streak since the 2001 season -- The last time an Illinois team won 8 games in a row was 1983.

Final Thoughts and Score Prediction

Low scoring, defensive battle was expected, and that's exactly what happened.

Pre-game prediction would have been:

Ohio State 23
Illinois 16

For the record, BlockONation guaranteed an Ohio State win over Illinois via Twitter at 11:13AM Saturday morning -- more than 4 hours before the game...

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  1. Statistically speaking... Unless Bauserman steps on the field, the Buckeyes are likely to spank Illinois tomorrow. ;)

  2. Living the HIGH lifeOctober 15, 2011 at 2:08 PM

    I think Bauserman is getting a bad wrap. He's a better athlete than Miller and has more experience. Just think if Pryor was still here. We'd be talking Championship. He was probably the greatest Qb to ever play for the Bucks in retrospect

  3. I think Bauserman is getting a bad wrap. He's a better athlete than Miller......


    Are you fucking blind? Bauserman sucks more than a hooker with a $1,000 a day crack addiction....

    Either you're a Michigan fan, or just a fucking moron....same difference.

  4. Living the HIGH lifeOctober 15, 2011 at 11:07 PM

    I don't think Braxton could play professional baseball and I'm sure Joe might have completed more than one pass! Joe should take us the rest of the way.

  5. High life you have some good points. Bauserman was almost a pro athlete. Another thing why, this site predicted an Osu win 2 hrs after they played the game! SUPER GENIUS! What is this amateur hour?

  6. doing it in DublinOctober 16, 2011 at 1:09 AM

    Go Bucks!!

  7. Nuts for the Bucks said...
    High life you have some good points. Bauserman was almost a pro athlete. Another thing why, this site predicted an Osu win 2 hrs after they played the game! SUPER GENIUS! What is this amateur hour?

    Here you go --!/BlockONation/status/125227888298561536


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