OSU, UM win on the road

11/17/2013
Ohio State quarterback Braxton Miller (5) scores on a 70-yard touchdown run as Illinois defensive back Eaton Spence (27) and defensive back Earnest Thomas III (9) chase him on Saturday.
Ohio State quarterback Braxton Miller (5) scores on a 70-yard touchdown run as Illinois defensive back Eaton Spence (27) and defensive back Earnest Thomas III (9) chase him on Saturday.

Buckeyes ride Hyde

Forget that directive to keep hoarding big wins and bigger style points.

By the third quarter of Ohio State’s 60-35 win over Illinois, Buckeyes coach Urban Meyer was more worried about big heads.

On a gray, wind-swept afternoon that flirted with the bizarre, where the hapless Illini showed their namesake fight on and off the field, No. 3 OSU (10-0, 6-0 Big Ten) stayed in the national title chase with another historic Saturday. READ MORE.

 

Michigan safety Thomas Gordon (30) celebrates with defensive back Raymon Taylor (6) after Gordon intercepted a pass in the third overtime, Saturday.
Michigan safety Thomas Gordon (30) celebrates with defensive back Raymon Taylor (6) after Gordon intercepted a pass in the third overtime, Saturday.

Rushed last-second FG leads UM to victory

As the clock wound down, a mad scramble ensued deep in the north end of Ryan Field.

With less than 10 seconds left in regulation, the University of Michigan football team’s field goal unit hurried into formation. Chaos seemed to ensue in front of kicker Brendan Gibbons — in fact, holder Drew Dileo slipped on the wet turf as he ran out to join the play.

Gibbons somehow kept his cool as Dileo fielded the last-second snap, then quickly yet calmly followed through on a 44-yard field goal that forced overtime. READ MORE.