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Five Answers: Ohio State-Illinois

Boeckman had a frustrating day

This week we wondered how well the Buckeyes would protect Todd Boeckman, how they would do running the ball, if the Illini could play mistake-free, just how challenging stopping the option would prove to be and how well Illinois could disguise its defense.

1. Can Ohio State shore up the pass protection? Not really. Todd Boeckman was sacked just twice but he was under pressure all day. The quarterback was flushed from the pocket a half dozen other times and showed some good wheels when he was on the run, but the times he was able to set up and survey the field were few and far between. He seemed to be afflicted with happy feet for much of the...

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