Illinois defensive lineman Whitney Mercilus (85) and linebacker Jonathan Brown (45) sack Ohio State quarterback Braxton Miller (5) during the first half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Oct. 15, 2011, in Champaign, Ill. (AP Photo/Seth Perlman)
Ohio State tight end Jake Stoneburner, right, and wide receiver Corey Brown (10) celebrate after Stoneburner scored a touchdown. Ohio State defeated Illinois 17-7. (AP Photo/Seth Perlman)
Ohio State tight end Jake Stoneburner (11) holds on to a pass in the end zone against Illinois defensive back Steve Hull, left, to score a touchdown. (AP Photo/Seth Perlman)
Ohio State running back Dan Herron (1) carries against Illinois defensive back Justin Green (26). (AP Photo/Seth Perlman)
Ohio State running back Dan Herron (1) runs over Illinois linebacker Ashante Williams (25) and past defensive lineman Whitney Mercilus (85) during the first half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Oct. 15, 2011, in Champaign, Ill. (AP Photo/Seth Perlman)
Ohio State quarterback Braxton Miller runs out of the pocket to pass. (AP Photo/Seth Perlman)
Ohio State running back Dan Herron (1) celebrates after Ohio State defeated Illinois 17-7. (AP Photo/Seth Perlman)
Ohio State coach Luke Fickell speaks with his team. (AP Photo/Seth Perlman)
Illinois defensive back Michael Buchanan (99) tries to hold on to Ohio State running back Dan Herron (1). (AP Photo/Seth Perlman)
Illinois linebacker Jonathan Brown (45) sacks Ohio State quarterback Braxton Miller (5). (AP Photo/Seth Perlman)
Ohio State Buckeyes defensive tackle John Simon (54) goes after Illinois Fighting Illini quarterback Nathan Scheelhaase (2) and rushes his throw in the second half of their NCAA football game at Memorial Stadium in Champaign, Illinois, October 15, 2011. (Dispatch photo by Neal C. Lauron)
Ohio State Buckeyes defensive lineman Johnathan Hankins (52) is held back by the Illinois Fighting Illini defense as he tries to stop Illinois Fighting Illini running back Donovonn Young (5) in the first half of their NCAA football game at Memorial Stadium in Champaign, Illinois, October 15, 2011. (Dispatch photo by Neal C. Lauron)
Ohio State Buckeyes running back Dan Herron (1) celebrates a touchdown in the third quarter of their game at Memorial Stadium in Champaign, Illinois on October 15, 2011. (Columbus Dispatch photo by Brooke LaValley)
Ohio State Buckeyes running back Dan Herron (1) breaks through the University of Illinois defense in the second half of their game at Memorial Stadium in Champaign, Illinois on October 15, 2011. (Columbus Dispatch photo by Brooke LaValley)
Ohio State Buckeyes running back Jordan Hall (7) runs with an interception while Illinois Fighting Illini wide receiver Spencer Harris (80) sttampts to block him in the fourth quarter of their game at Memorial Stadium in Champaign, Illinois on October 15, 2011. (Columbus Dispatch photo by Brooke LaValley)