Illinois Stuns #1 Ohio State

Illini pull off shocking 28-21 win and throw BCS race into turmoil
By Chip Bayers,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 10, 2007 6:45 PM CST
Illinois wide receiver Jacob Willis (83) makes a touchdown reception against Ohio State's Chimdi Chekwa during the first quarter of a college football game Saturday, Nov. 10, 2007 in Columbus, Ohio. (AP...   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – Illinois went into Ohio Stadium today and stunned the #1 Ohio State Buckeyes 28-21, throwing yet another wrench into a national championship race that has featured one upset after another this season. The Illini rode the arm and legs of sophomore quarterback Juice Williams, as he threw 4 TD passes and led an attack that shredded the previously stout OSU rush defense for 260 yards on the ground.

Meanwhile, the Illini defense did its part, snatching three OSU passes and holding the Buckeyes to a three-and-out on their only possession of the 4th quarter. With Michigan losing at Wisconsin earlier, today marks the first day since 1959 that both the Wolverines and Buckeyes have lost in the weekend before their season-ending matchup—which will again determine the Big Ten champ.