Champaign, IL – Dan Herron rushed for 114 yards and a 7, on Saturday.
Freshman Braxton Miller threw a touchdown pass to Jake Stoneburner and kicker Drew Basil connected on his only field goal try, a 43-yarder, for Ohio State (4-3, 1-2 Big Ten).
In addition to the three turnovers, the Buckeye defense forced six Illinois punts.
Nathan Scheelhaase completed 20-of-34 passes for 168 yards, one touchdown and two interceptions, while A.J. Jenkins caught eight passes for 80 yards and Evan Wilson hauled in the only touchdown pass of the day for the Fighting Illini (6-1, 2-1).