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PHOTOS: The Game 2011 – Michigan 40, Ohio State 34

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For the first time in eight years, Michigan won The Game. But it wasn’t nearly as easy as they expected.

The Wolverines came in 9-2 and ranked 15th in the nation. The Buckeyes were 6-5, and on a two-game losing streak.

But once the game kicked off, none of that mattered.

OSU overcame an early 16-7 deficit to take a lead of 17-16, and was up 24-23 at halftime.

Michigan stormed back to take a 37-27 lead in the fourth quarter, but OSU answered again with a touchdown run by Boom Herron to make it 37-34.

A Brendan Gibbons field goal stretched the Wolverines’ advantage to 40-34 with less than two minutes to play.

The Buckeyes nearly pulled out a stunning upset, but Braxton Miller narrowly overshot a wide open DeVier Posey down the left sideline.

You can see all 186 photos from the 2011 edition of The Game here.