Ohio State Buckeyes defeat Fighting Illini 28-3


Courtesy: MGN Online

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

CHAMPAIGN, IL – Sophomore J.T. Barrett returned as Ohio State‘s starting quarterback when the third-ranked Buckeyes defeated Illinois 28-3 in Big Ten play Saturday.

Barrett was suspended for last week’s game against Minnesota after being arrested for driving under the influence.

More stories on Ohio State football here

Ohio State stats here

Junior Cardale Jones guided the Buckeyes to their 22nd consecutive overall victory and record-tying 29th straight conference win last Saturday, but Meyer had no qualms turning back to Barrett. “It’s a mistake made – a serious mistake – by a kid that’s really lived most of his life mistake-free,” Meyer said at a press conference.

“He’s a kid who’s human.”

Illinois ended a three-game skid with a 48-14 thrashing of Purdue last Saturday. “They’re real good,” Fighting Illini interim coach Bill Cubit said at a news conference. “They’ve got great talent, they do a good job coaching and their schemes are fantastic.”

Buckeyes senior WR Braxton Miller played after leaving the game against Minnesota.

Ohio State holds a 66-30-4 series lead and routed Illinois 55-14 last season.

Around the Buckeye State

More Ohio News
FOX 8 Cleveland Weather // Quick Links:

Hot on FOX 8

More Viral