Ohio State's 52-22 Win Over Illinois in GIFs

By 11W Staff on November 4, 2012 at 8:30a

Tackle Reid Fragel, quarterback Braxton Miller and receiver Corey Brown hold a group celebration after Miller scored on a two yard touchdown.

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From Rod Smith's wheel route hotness, to your weekly Braxton Miller Xbox highlight and Philly Brown turning on the jets, we have you covered with all of the GIFs you could want and more from Ohio State's 52-22 win over Illinois.


Q2|5:19 After lining up in a two-back set alongside Carlos Hyde, Rod Smith runs a wheel route, blowing past Illinois free safety Supo Sanni. Braxton Miller does his part, hitting Smith in stride for a 51-yard touchdown to put the Buckeyes up 24-6.


Here's a view of the play from the pocket.


After scoring, Smith goes in for the vaunted midair chest bump with Evan Spencer. We give them an 8/10.


Q2|1:59 With just under two minutes remaining in the first half, Ohio State took over at the 50, thanks to an 18-yard punt. Five plays later, Carlos Hyde takes it in untouched from the three to put cap a 24-point 2nd quarter and move the score to 31-6.


Q3|6:52 XBrax does it again, stepping up into the pocket before bouncing it out and around the end to cover 23 yards on a two-yard touchdown run.

Look at right tackle Reid Fragel staying with his man to provide just the nudge Miller needed to get to the corner. We're kidding. Braxton can get any corner he wants, but Fragel should still be commended for his 4 to 6 seconds of relentless pursuit and effort.


Q4|12:48 In their final action before reserves are brought in, Braxton Miller finds Philly Brown for a five-yard hitch.

Brown took it from there, feigning a split of Illini defenders Ralph Cooper (42) and Ashante Williams (25) so hard they collided, juking Earnest Thomas (9) into a spinning top, and then avoiding two more defenders on the way to the end zone.


[Not shown: Kenny Guiton's fumbled option that turned into one of the easier defensive touchdowns you'll ever see.]



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pukindawg's picture

Thanks again for these. Tiny moments of pure Awesome!

SilverBulletNYC's picture

Rod Smith Fan Club President here....glad to see the gif of his awesome TD. There will be more to come...Remember folks, vote Rod on Tuesday!

The South will NOT rise again!

MediBuck's picture

Rod Smith, but not Rod Jones. That was just painful :(

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Yamosu's picture

I am sorry, but have the expectations of this program dropped so low that a mid air chest bump, where they don't even bump chest and kind of do an awkward hug thing, receives an 8/10 score?  Not for me.  Thats a 4/10 TOPS.

BuckeyeInOrlando's picture

I agree... the 8/10 seems a little homer to me!
Mark May gave that chest bump a -462/10.

USMC11917's picture

I prefer that to the variety that Ginn received in the MNC game.

BuckeyeInOrlando's picture

Who does Philly Brown think he is???
Braxton Miller??

cajunbuckeye's picture

I loved the way Philly "Braxtoned" the Ill defense.

An angry fan...rooting for an angry team...led by angry coaches

Abe Froman's picture

Looks like the missed a block in the back on Stonburner at the end of Browns TD.

Basking in the wake of mediocrity.....

The Vest-er's picture

I'm sure I will be the only one who thinks this, but when Philly is juking and running, does anyone else think of Big Ern McCracken from Kingpin? No? Yeah, me neither.

Fundamentals are a crutch for the talentless.

Ultrabuckeyehomer's picture

Thanks for these, I actually didn't get to see the Brown TD run.  I was watching the game at a buddies house and was outvoted like 10-1 to switch to the ND game after the third quarter ended ...i usually never miss a play, even in a blowout. 

Grayskullsession's picture

GIFs make the world go round.

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osubuckeye4life's picture

That Brown run was as Cool as Ice. 

buckeyefanatic's picture

Love teh GIFs ... 

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