Tomorrow the Buckeyes play the Fighting Illini in their Big 10 opener. And, as important a game as USC was, as fun and patriotic as the Navy game may have been, the Big 10 is where the rubber meets the road. We remember when the Buckeye defense could not stop Juice Williams two years ago; we remember when, in times past, the Illini beat the Buckeyes. We remember when the Illibuck went to the men of Champaign-Urbana. And so, we want the Buckeyes to stomp the mortal piss out of the Illini come Saturday. We want Terrelle Pryor to have an excellent game; we want Boom Herron to pound the middle and burst through for a touchdown or two, and we want the Ohio State defense to shut down the Illinois offense and humble Juice Williams, as he should have been humbled two years ago. We want to bring home the Illibuck.
This is what we want, and what Big 10 football is all about.