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Bank Blog: Quick Thoughts Defense

Bank Blog: Quick Thoughts Defense

The Ohio State defense totally dominated hapless Illinois Saturday in Columbus, and the final score of 52-22 isn't indicative of the performance by Luke Fickell's gang. Who stood out for the Buckeyes, other than every single defensive player in uniform?

- A look at the numbers tells the entire story defensively for Ohio State, although the "22" for Illinois is the one deceiving number. Illinois ran 65 offensive plays in the game and averaged only 2.7 yards per play, which is impressive. Want to know what's more impressive? The three longest gains for the Illini were plays of 10, 11 and 12 yards. Third down conversions were 2 for 12. Illinois...

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