College Football
Illinois quarterback Chayce Crouch drops back to pass against Ohio State during the first half of a 52-14 loss in Columbus.
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No. 8 Ohio State Routs Illinois 52-14

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — No. 8 Ohio State can look ahead to Michigan and trying to find the narrow path back into the playoff hunt. Coach Urban Meyer this week had refused to talk about the future beyond Saturday's game against Illinois, which ended in a 52-14 blowout by the Buckeyes in sheets of driving rain at Ohio Stadium.

Wisconsin running back Garrett Groshek tries to avoid a tackle by Illinois linebacker Dele Harding.
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Illinois Loses Homecoming Game To Unbeaten Wisconsin, 24-10

The Illinois football team lost its homecoming game to No. 5 Wisconsin 24-10 Saturday at Memorial Stadium in Champaign. Badgers Alec Ingold and Garrett Groshek scored on short runs in the first half, offensive lineman Michael Deiter added another touchdown on a trick play late in the game, and Wisconsin remained unbeaten for the season. 

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