Barrett was 11 for 19 for 141 yards, with backups Dwayne Haskins and Joe Burrow playing most of the second half. Running back Mike Weber picked up 108 yards on 11 carries and scored twice, including on a 43-yard breakaway romp in the first quarter.
The Buckeyes led 28-0 after the first quarter and 38-0 at halftime when heavy rain rolled through Columbus, slowing the pace in a messy second half.
Illinois: The Illini were hapless as a second disappointing season under Lovie Smith drags on. With so many true freshmen on the field, the Big Ten’s worst team had trouble doing anything against the Buckeyes.
Ohio State: The Buckeyes did what they were supposed to do, piling up points on Senior Day. They need a strong finish at No. 19 Michigan next week and then against No. 5 Wisconsin in the Big Ten Championship. Sneaking back into the playoff picture is unlikely but not out of the question if the Buckeyes win big the next two weeks and other teams cooperate.
Illinois: Finishes season by hosting Northwestern next Saturday
Ohio State: Plays at Michigan in the season finale next Saturday.
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