|2009 Illinois at Ohio State Point Spread Odds & Matchup Report|
|Written by Drew Sharper|
|Tuesday, 22 September 2009 15:03|
Illinois-Ohio St. Odds
The 13th-ranked Buckeyes hope to build off their latest victory while trying to prevent the Illini from pulling off another upset in
Oddsmakers from online sports book SBGGLOBAL have made
After totaling 265 yards against the Trojans, the Buckeyes rolled up 522 - including 247 on the ground - against the Rockets.
"The disappointment was two weeks away,''
Sophomore quarterback Terrelle Pryor rushed for 110 yards with a touchdown, and threw for a career-high 262 yards and three TDs - two to Dane Sanzenbacher - Saturday.
"(Last week's game) really gave me more confidence than I had,'' Pryor said. "Whether it's 100 yards passing or 100 yards rushing ... it's not always realistic. I'll still do whatever I can to get a win.''
Pryor rushed for 110 yards and threw a touchdown in
The Buckeyes have outscored their opponents 151-40 in winning four straight conference openers, and won four of five overall against
"For the people that were a part of it, it's relevant,'' Tressel said of the Illini's last visit. "I'm sure some of the guys that were a part of that game, like the coaches that were here, (this week) will be a reminder.''
The Illini rolled to a 45-17 win over
"We all know the next game is going to be a great challenge,"
Senior quarterback Juice Williams has thrown six touchdowns and one interception while rushing for 118 yards on 25 carries in his last two games against
Williams also needs 171 yards to become the Illini's career leader in total offense.
After rushing for 384 yards against Illinois State, Illinois ranks second in the Big Ten in rushing average (247.0 yards per game) and third in total offense (436.5 yards).
The Illini will try to stop Pryor and the Buckeyes without starting linebacker Montez Wilson, who was lost for the season with a herniated disc in his neck.
"We talk about adversity and our team knows others will have to step up and fill his shoes," Zook said. "I think they are ready to do that."
Posted: 9/22/09 8:03PM ET