Jody Victor: The Buckeyes returned home from Minnesota with a 45-31 win – third in a row. This Saturday 12th ranked Ohio State hosts Illinois at 3:30 p.m. in sold out Ohio Stadium (102,329). The game will be televised nationally by ESPN and broadcast around the state by WBNS Radio.
Ohio State enters the game with a 6-2 record for all games and a 4-1 mark in Big Ten play. Illinois is 2-6 on the year and 0-5 in league play.
The 1955 Ohio State team will hold its 50th reunion this weekend and will be recognized at halftime of Saturday's game. As part of that ceremony, Howard “Hopalong” Cassady will be feted in observance of the 50th anniversary of his Heisman Trophy year in 1955. The 1955 tream captured the Big Ten title with a 6-0 mark and finished the season at 7-2.