Ohio State went into Ann Arbor on Saturday and beat Michigan for an eighth-consecutive year. It was their 15th win in 16 games, and 17th win in the last 19 meetings. Some would call it ‘old hat,’ but if the new hat fits so great and looks so good every year, it’s okay to admire it for its individual beauty. There is no reason to just toss it on your pile of other hats.
Ohio State and Michigan renewed the greatest rivalry in all of sports with Jim Harbaugh’s team peaking and the Buckeyes coming off one of their sloppiest performances of the season. The Game has been owned by Ohio State since Jim Tressel took over as OSU coach in 2001 but at some point you just figure all the stars will finally align for the Wolverines.
In this episode of the Buckeye Weekly podcast, Tony Gerdeman and Tom Orr give their instant reaction from Ohio State’s 56-27 win over Michigan. What went right, what went wrong, what went exactly as expected? They discuss the individual performances, the decision of Jonathon Cooper to play, the Buckeye defense in the second half, and much, much more.
By coaching not to lose, Jim Harbaugh lost yet again. Five years into his tenure, he just made history by becoming the first coach for either program to go 0-5 in The Game.
ANN ARBOR, MI — Following Ohio State’s dominating 56-27 victory over the now-three-loss Michigan Wolverines, Buckeye head coach Ryan Day spent some time talking to reporters, as did a number of players, including Justin Fields, Chris Olave, Jonathon Cooper, Robert Landers, Jonah Jackson, JK Dobbins, and more. Here are the highlights of what was said.
ANN ARBOR, MI — The No. 1 Ohio State Buckeyes (12-0, 9-0) hammered #13 Michigan (9-3, 6-3) 56-27 in Ann Arbor on Saturday, marking the first time in this rivalry that one team has scored more than 50 points against the other in consecutive games. Last year, OSU walked away with a 62-39 win over the Wolverines in Columbus.
There is one day every year that is different than the 364 before it. All other days have led up to this one. Each day falling away like a mile marker in the rear-view mirror. Today is a destination unlike any other. A map plotted by the seasons, weathered by time. Like a far-off horizon that grew closer by the day, this is The Saturday. Gameday for Ohio State-Michigan, counted down since the last…