Dienhart: It all boils down to the last two games for Ohio State

Nov 14, 2015; Champaign, IL, USA; Ohio State Buckeyes running back Ezekiel Elliott (15) hold up the Illibuck trophy after the game at Memorial Stadium. Ohio State defats Illinois 28-3. Mandatory Credit: Mike DiNovo-USA TODAY Sports

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Another week, another win for Ohio State. That’s 23 in row for the Buckeyes and 30 in succession vs. Big Ten teams in regular-season games. This time, Illinois was the object in between Ohio State and its lofty goals, falling 28-3 to a Buckeyes squad that was just too good and too talented. Sorry, Illini.

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Big Ten Hot Takes: Ten thoughts on the football season so far

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Iowa’s Kirk Ferentz will be the Big Ten Coach of the Year. Minnesota was right to remove the “interim coach” tag from Tracy Claeys. Like it or not, this is an historic run by Ohio State. Read these takes and more in senior writer Tom Dienhart’s last-minute prep for Saturday’s football games.

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