COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- In this season of upsets, top-ranked Ohio State was the latest to fall.
Juice Williams provided the big plays on the ground and through the air, spurring Illinois to a stunning 28-21 victory on Saturday night and throwing open the national title race.
Williams, criticized at times because of his errant passing, tossed four touchdown passes. On the Illini's last drive, Williams used his leg to keep the ball away from the Buckeyes, running for several first downs and burning up the final 8:09.
Williams finished 12-of-22 passing for 140 yards and carried 16 times for 70 yards.
The Buckeyes, who were in first-place in the BCS standings and two victories away from a second consecutive trip to the national title game, became the second No. 1 to lose this season. Only Kansas and Hawaii remain unbeaten in major college football.