Cus Words: That's More Like It

A week after a nearly unprecedented collapse, Ohio State beat Illinois with a familiar formula of defense and running the ball. We take a look back at how the Buckeyes got back on track and the game this week that could help them get back into Big Ten championship game contention.

The Buckeyes can be dangerous when they put their mind to it, especially on defense. Illinois has bona fide threats at quarterback, running back and out wide. The offensive line is not bad, but it was dominated by the Ohio State defensive front.

Ohio State's offend remains a major work in progress, but a week off might help in its development. In the mean time, a big game to the north figures to draw their attention Saturday night.

We take a look at all that and more in this week's Cus Words column.

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