COLUMBUS, Ohio — Urban Meyer is still undefeated, through his first ten games as head coach of The Ohio State University. Braxton Miller threw two touchdown passes and added another score on the ground and Carlos Hyde found the end zone three times in the decisive first half, as OSU routed Illinios, in Columbus Saturday, 52-22.
Ohio State (10-0, 6-0) got off to another slow start, falling behind 3-0 in the early going, before Hyde’s first touchdown gave the Buckeyes a lead they would not relinquish.
Miller completed 12 of 22 passes, for 226-yards and those two scores, one to reserve tailback Rod Smith, the other to Corey ‘Phily’ Brown.
Hyde carried the ball 18 times for 138-yards and three touchdowns, giving him 13 for the season.
Freshman Bri’onte Dunn, who starred at Canton Glenoak High School in 2011, added a late touchdown to close out the scoring.
Ohio State has won its first ten games of the season for the first time since 2007, when the Buckeyes went to the BCS National Championship Game.
Meyer’s Buckeyes have a bye next Saturday, before closing the season with two challenging games, at Wisconsin on Saturday, November 17, before returning home to Ohio Stadium on November 24 to host arch-rival Michigan.