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Buckeyes bounce back, upset No. 16 Illini, 17-7

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Illinois quarterback Nathan Scheelhaase passes the ball during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Ohio State on Saturday, Oct. 15, 2011, in Champaign, Ill. Ohio State won 17-7. (AP Photo/Seth Perlman) By Seth Perlman Illinois quarterback Nathan Scheelhaase passes the ball during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Ohio State on Saturday, Oct. 15, 2011, in Champaign, Ill. Ohio State won 17-7. (AP Photo/Seth Perlman) By Seth Perlman
Illinois linebacker Jonathan Brown (45) sacks Ohio State quarterback Braxton Miller (5) during the first half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Oct. 15, 2011, in Champaign, Ill. Ohio State won 17-7. (AP Photo/Seth Perlman) By Seth Perlman Illinois linebacker Jonathan Brown (45) sacks Ohio State quarterback Braxton Miller (5) during the first half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Oct. 15, 2011, in Champaign, Ill. Ohio State won 17-7. (AP Photo/Seth Perlman) By Seth Perlman
Illinois running back Jason Ford runs with the ball against Ohio State during the first half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Oct. 15, 2011 in Champaign, Ill. Ohio State won 17-7. (AP Photo/Seth Perlman) By Seth Perlman Illinois running back Jason Ford runs with the ball against Ohio State during the first half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Oct. 15, 2011 in Champaign, Ill. Ohio State won 17-7. (AP Photo/Seth Perlman) By Seth Perlman

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) -- Daniel Herron, who hadn't played since the Sugar Bowl in January because of NCAA suspensions, ran for 114 yards and a touchdown in his return Saturday to lead Ohio State past No. 16 Illinois, 17-7.

With true freshman Braxton Miller at quarterback, the struggling offense of Ohio State (4-3, 2-1 Big Ten) counted on Herron against Illinois (6-1, 2-1). The Buckeyes didn't complete a pass until Miller hit Jake Stoneburner for a fourth-quarter touchdown and a 17-0 lead.

The Buckeyes' defense forced three turnovers and turned two of them into their only touchdowns. Herron's 12-yard touchdown run followed an interception by Bradley Roby and put Ohio State up 10-0 in the third quarter.

Illinois quarterback Nathan Scheelhaase was 20 of 34 for 169 yards, two interceptions and a late TD pass.
 

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