OSU and Michigan.
Do you think these two teams were looking ahead to their matchup a couple weeks from now?
Four years ago, on the way to a perfect season and national championship, Ohio State nearly slipped on a visit to Illinois. The Illini kicked a field goal on the final play of regulation to force overtime before the Buckeyes regrouped, batting away a final pass and sweating out a 23-16 win.
Zook had them ready to play yesterday. Tressel was right earlier in the week when he warned people about a young Illini team that is much improved as compared to last year's squad.
That LB Mendenhall looked impressive. As well as Josh Norris.
And Michigan vs Ball State. Wow!
But in a way I'm glad that both these teams got a "scare". Mabe it'll wake them up and help to fight any complaceny/comfort they may be feeling.