COLUMBUS, Ohio — Ohio State Football’s matchup against Michigan is finally here and has a shot at redemption.
The Buckeyes will host the Wolverines on Fox next Saturday at 12 p.m. and are trying to redeem themselves after last season’s 42-27 loss in Ann Arbor. The loss was their first in the rivalry game since 2011.
Michigan leads the all-time streak 59-51-6, but prior to last season the Buckeyes had won 17 of their last 19 since hiring Jim Tressel in 2001. That includes Urban Meyer, who went 7-0 in the rivalry. That changed last season when Michigan not only won convincingly, but also used it as a stepping stone to a Big Ten championship and its first place in the College Football Playoffs while ruining OSU’s chances of both.
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The same stakes are on the table in 2022, while exuding a similar vibe to a meeting in 2006 when the two teams were undefeated and ranked No. 1 and No. 2 nationally. Ohio State won that game 42-39 en route to the National Championship Game while quarterback Troy Smith took home the Heisman Trophy.
This time around they will be No. 2 and No. 3 as 11-0 teams hoping to hole their Indianapolis tickets and keep their playoff hopes alive. Meanwhile, CJ Stroud can use the rivalry play to make a statement that could see him become the seventh Heisman winner in program history while earning his first win over Michigan.
The Buckeyes come from a 43-30 road across Maryland. The Wolverines (6-4) earn a 19-17 comeback win at home over Illinois.
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