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Buckeyes don't believe Illini have their number

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - It would surprise many to know that llinois has done very, very well in Ohio Stadium over the last 20-plus years.

Yet Ohio State coach Urban Meyer doesn't believe the Illini have his sixth-ranked and unbeaten Buckeyes' number heading into Saturday's home game against the struggling Illini.

Illinois has won 3 of the last five and 7 of 11 meetings in Columbus dating to 1988, including three games in which the Buckeyes were ranked and the Illini weren't.

Meyer is a pragmatist. If one team beats another, he believes the simplest reason is that it had more talent instead of holding some sort of a magical power.

Still, the Buckeyes say they're taking strides to make sure they do not take Illinois lightly.

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