Way back in July of 2015, it was revealed that the University of Michigan had a deal in place to play the Army Black Knights during the 2019 football season. On Saturday, that bill came due, and Michigan had just enough on hand to cover it. The Wolverines came away with a hard-fought and completely draining 24-21 win in double overtime, and Army came away with a cool $1.5 million.
The No. 7 Michigan Wolverines played with their food a little bit on Saturday, but easily defeated the Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders 40-21. The Blue Raiders got the first score of the game following a fumble in UM territory by Michigan quarterback Shea Patterson, but the Wolverines would then go on a 40-7 run to end any confusion about how this game was going to go.
At Ohio State, preparation for the Michigan game has become as much a part of the football program as the buckeye leaf stickers applied to the players’ helmets. Workouts and practices both have periods named after the team up north. The word “Michigan” is not permitted to be spoken, and it’s best not to show up to the football facilities decked out in blue.
Michigan is widely considered the favorite to win the league this fall. It’s something the Buckeyes have taken note of: “I think our guys read it, they see it.”
Think Ohio State has the best chance to make the 2019 College Football Playoff? This is your chance to put your money where your mouth (or keyboard) is.
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