Four downs: Keys to OSU-Illinois 

November, 2, 2012
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COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Critical areas for the Buckeyes as they welcome visiting Illinois with a chance to tighten their grip on the division. The game will be televised live on ESPN at 3:30 p.m. ET Saturday from Ohio Stadium.

FIRST DOWN
Task at hand: The opponent is struggling and there's a bye week looming -- two factors that would make it pretty tempting for Ohio State to overlook Illinois. But perfection requires constant attention, and just in case the Buckeyes were in danger of slipping into complacency, coach Urban Meyer put his team through two of the most intense practices it has had in a while, to reinforce the message.
The Unknown Of Cardale Jones
Austin Ward and Brian Bennett wrap up Sunday at the Allstate Sugar Bowl, where Cardale Jones was the topic for both teams, particularly the fact that so much of his play is still unknown from his lack of game time.
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