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Saturday’s Stakes Reach Beyond Potential Playoff Berth

There is football of a bit of consequence being played Saturday near the Olentangy River, as you possibly have already heard.  It has been a decade since both Ohio State and their rivals up north entered the regular season finale with legit chances at the national title still intact. When the rivalry last had these stakes, the Buckeyes won 42-39 and earned a shot at the national title. Rather than…
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Michigan Game is Personal for Mike Weber, Which Could Be Bad News for Wolverines

Ohio State Buckeyes running back Mike Weber was imported from Detroit, Michigan. It was not just a shirt worn by Weber when he arrived as a freshman, but a mentality. A high school All-American at Detroit Cass Tech, Weber was a toss up as to whether he would end up at Ohio State or Michigan. Some will tell you that he went to bed the night before signing day as…
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Buckeyes Open as 7-Point Favorites over Michigan

The first lines of next weekend’s slate of college football games have been revealed, and BetOnline has established Ohio State as a 7-point favorite at home against Michigan. The Buckeyes (10-1, 7-1) have won four in a row over the Wolverines (10-7, 7-1) and 13 of 15 this century. OSU is coming off of a hard-fought 17-16 win over Michigan State this past weekend, while Michigan pulled away from Indiana…
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Michigan Monday: Saturday Nights Aren’t Always Alright for Fighting

Michigan (9-1, 6-1) lost their first game of the season this past Saturday, falling 14-13 in a night game at Iowa (6-4, 4-3) on a 33-yard field goal with no time remaining. Michigan led this one 10-0 and had the ball midway through the second quarter, but a safety by the Hawkeyes put a two-spot on the board for Iowa. They then added a touchdown and a missed two-point conversion…
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Michigan Monday: A Most Hostile Homecoming

A year ago, Maryland head coach D.J. Durkin was Michigan’s defensive coordinator, which made this past weekend’s game against the Wolverines (9-0, 6-0) somewhat of a homecoming. Unfortunately for him, that homecoming didn’t go all that well, as Michigan welcomed him back with a 59-3 list of chores that included both toilets and gutters. The Terrapins (5-4, 2-4) were undermanned, overmatched, and everything in between. Michigan outgained Maryland 660 to…
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Michigan Monday: Spartans Prove Stingy Hosts in Rousing Moral Victory!

The Michigan Wolverines (8-0, 5-0) took to the road for the second time this season, hopping on a bus and making the 65-mile trek to East Lansing where they defeated the Michigan State Spartans (2-6, 0-5) by a totally expected score of 32-23. Michigan State drove the ball right down the field for a touchdown on their first possession, officially welcoming the Wolverines to life on the road. Michigan bounced…