Ohio State 17   Illinois 10
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Ohio State looked comfortable at halftime with a 17-0 lead.  Little did we know at the time they would not score again and the Fighting Illini made it close in the end.  Here a few photos exclusive to Buckeye50 from the more than 100 photos taken during the game against Illinois.  Ohio State is now 10-0 for the year, and a 6-0 in Big Ten play, while Michigan kept pace by defeating Ball State.  At this point Ohio State has basically clinched a spot for a BCS bid, in either Glendale or Pasadena. 
Gregg Watson - Buckeye50 Photographer
November 4th, 2006
An annual tradition between OSU and Illinois, OSU has owned the 'IlliBuck' since 2002
Senior Captain David Patterson is back on the field and pointing 
the way for the OSU defense
Pittman had a season high 32 carries but only had 58 yards for 
a 1.8 yd/carry average
Chris Wells started well with 4 carries for 21 yards but his 4th fumble of the season kept him out the rest of the game
With the Buckeyes calling so many running plays, Robiskie only
got 2 catches on the day
Even for a road game, the fans come out to support their Buckeyes
Marcus Freeman and the defense shut out their opponents for 10 straight quarters before giving up a score to Illinois in the 4th quarter
Illinois starting quarterback 'Juice' Williams finds himself in the shutgun backed-up to his own goal line
The Illinois Drill team keeps the crowd entertained before the game during the game and at half time
Ted Ginn found little room to run on this punt return as the Illini defenders closed quickly
The Buckeye defense is not fooled by the fake and almost stop 
Illinois for a safety
Troy Smith did not get a lot of time to pass as the Illini 
rush was relentless