Ohio State running back Ezekiel Elliott rushed for 181 yards against the Illini and moved into third all-time in Ohio State rushing history, passing Tim Spencer. He is only behind Archie Griffin and Eddie George.
The running back addressed his ability to be a complete back, his standing in the race for the Heisman Trophy and his expectations for next week's game against Michigan State.
While Elliott starred for the offense, it was the defense that led the way for the Buckeyes in the win, holding the Illini out of the end zone and to just 20 yards rushing.
Safety Vonn Bell had seven tackles in the win and spoke about the play of the defense and the diffferent feeling now that the team is preparing for it's two most difficult games of the season.
Defensive end Sam Hubbard was a big part of the reason that the Illini struggled to run the ball Saturday and the redshirt freshman spoke about how his unit is playing, the play of Joey Bosa and the importance of appreciating the fact that the team is 10-0.
Captain Joshua Perry tallied nine tackles in the win, spoke about the Ohio State run defense, getting ready for the stretch run and offered his thoughts on the play of Elliott.
Defensive tackle Tommy Schutt returned from a wrist injury against Illinois, playing for the first time since the Buckeyes game against Penn State. The senior talked about how it felt to get back on the field and how it felt to record a sack in his home state.