Ohio State took control early, scoring on its first six possessions, and dominated Illinois 52-14 on Senior Day in Ohio Stadium. The win for the No. 8 Buckeyes (9-2, 7-1 Big 10) clinched the Big Ten East title and secured a spot in the Big Ten title game December 2nd against Wisconsin. Buckeye quarterback J.T. Barrett, in his final home game, threw his 100th career touchdown pass and also ran for a score in the first half when Ohio State opened up a 38-0 lead.