Picks to click vs. Illinois
November, 1, 2012
By Austin Ward | ESPN Insider
COLUMBUS, Ohio -- A look at three Ohio State players who will be critical as the program prepares for a visit from struggling Illinois with a chance to clinch a division title with a little help on Saturday at Ohio Stadium (TV: ESPN, 3:30 p.m.).
- The basics: The junior running back didn’t turn in his most productive outing of the season last week against a hard-nosed Penn State defense that seemed intent on limiting his running room between the tackles, but that didn’t stop Hyde from pounding in one more touchdown. The punishment also didn’t diminish his willingness to fight for yardage as he kept on battling through 22 carries in another victory.
- By the numbers: According to the official Big Ten statistics, Braxton Miller isn’t the highest-scoring player in the league -- nor does he lead the Buckeyes. The conference uses a per-game average to crown its top scorer, which right now is Hyde thanks to his 11 touchdowns in seven appearances, good for 9.4 points each week.
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BIG TEN SCOREBOARD
Final Nevada 3 Louisiana-Lafayette 16 Final Utah State 21 UTEP 6 Final 22 Utah 45 Colorado State 10 Final Western Michigan 24 Air Force 38 Final South Alabama 28 Bowling Green 33
6:00 PM ET Marshall Northern Illinois 9:30 PM ET Navy San Diego State
12:00 PM ET Central Michigan Western Kentucky 8:00 PM ET Fresno State Rice
1:00 PM ET Illinois Louisiana Tech 4:30 PM ET Rutgers North Carolina 8:00 PM ET North Carolina State UCF
1:00 PM ET Cincinnati Virginia Tech 2:00 PM ET 15 Arizona State Duke 3:30 PM ET Miami (FL) South Carolina 4:30 PM ET Boston College Penn State 8:00 PM ET Nebraska 24 USC
2:00 PM ET Texas A&M West Virginia 5:30 PM ET Oklahoma 17 Clemson 9:00 PM ET Arkansas Texas
3:00 PM ET Notre Dame 23 LSU 6:30 PM ET 13 Georgia 21 Louisville 10:00 PM ET Maryland Stanford
12:30 PM ET 9 Ole Miss 6 TCU 4:00 PM ET 20 Boise State 10 Arizona 8:00 PM ET 7 Mississippi State 12 Georgia Tech
12:00 PM ET 19 Auburn 18 Wisconsin 12:30 PM ET 8 Michigan State 5 Baylor 1:00 PM ET 16 Missouri 25 Minnesota 5:00 PM ET 2 Oregon 3 Florida State 8:30 PM ET 1 Alabama 4 Ohio State
12:00 PM ET Houston Pittsburgh 3:20 PM ET Iowa Tennessee 6:45 PM ET 11 Kansas State 14 UCLA 10:15 PM ET Washington Oklahoma State