We asked Cleveland.com beat writer and Salt Fork alum Nathan Baird for his thoughts on the Buckeyess going into Saturday’s Illinois-Ohio State game at Memorial Stadium.

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➜ Nick Allegretti (former Illini), Chiefs: The offensive lineman started at left guard for the fourth straight game and played all 78 offensive snaps and five special teams snaps during Kansas City’s 35-31 win at Las Vegas on Sunday night.

The Illini are seeking their first victory in Lincoln, Neb., since 1924 — as well as revenge for last year's heartbreaking 42-38 loss to the Cornhuskers in Champaign — when they make a stop in Nebraska for Saturday's 11 a.m. kickoff.

Illinois football looks for its first winning streak of the season Saturday at Nebraska. If Lovie Smith’s team pulls it off, it will be the school’s first win in Lincoln, Neb., since 1924. Here’s what I am thinking before the 11 a.m. kickoff at the other Memorial Stadium: