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Illinois vs. Ohio State: Illini clash with undefeated Buckeyes

The struggling Illini head to Ohio Stadium to battle an undefeated Buckeyes squad that has been nothing short of dominant in 2012.


The Illinois Fighting Illini will have their work cut out for them as they try to halt a five-game losing streak when they head to Ohio Stadium to take on the undefeated Ohio State Buckeyes on Saturday.

The Illini (2-6, 0-4 Big Ten) are coming off a 31-17 loss at the hands of the Indiana Hoosiers in Week 9, and have not won since Sept. 15, when they knocked off Charleston Southern, 44-0. They'll have their hands full with a Buckeyes team that has been nothing short of dominant on the 2012 campaign.

The Buckeyes (9-0, 5-0 Big Ten) downed Penn State, 35-23, in State college last weekend to stay unbeaten in 2012. They will likely rely on their high-powered rushing attack -- which is the 10th-best in the nation, averaging 247.9 yards per game –- against a faulty Illini defense which is allowing 30.8 points per contest.

Kickoff for Saturday's game is slated for 3:30 p.m. ET and the game will be televised on ESPN.