The Buckeyes Vs The Fighting Illini

The Buckeyes Vs The Fighting Illini
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The Buckeyes Vs The Fighting Illini

The long-standing rivalry between the Ohio State Football team and the Illinois Fighting Illini football team is going to see action again this coming weekend, November 16, Saturday. The game will be held in Memorial Stadium and thousands of football fans are expected to root for their teams as the programs head in different directions. Even if the Illinois Fighting Illini have fallen off the wagon quite a bit, it is still one to watch to get your Buckeye fix for another week.

After having lost five straight games, the future looks quite bleak for the Illini. It appears their opponent this Saturday, the Ohio State Buckeyes, will have quite an easy win. Illinois wants this just as bad knowing that they have not achieved a conference win since 2011. The team has been relying heavily on senior quarterback Nathan Scheelhaase who boasts of being number 23 in the country's ranking in terms of passing offense. Another Illini to look out for is Josh Ferguson who leads the attack with 458 yards and four touchdowns.

On the other hand, Ohio State has won 21 straight games and is coming into Saturday's game quite confident that they are going to nail it again this time. Their two quarterbacks Braxton Miller and Kenny Guiton have been working doubly hard with the rest of the team to make sure that they beat Illinois this Saturday. With this team's impressive performance throughout the season, their fans are excitedly awaiting more exciting games from their favorite team and are expecting them to wipe out the rest of their opponents for the remainder of the season.

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