Final: Ohio State 42, Michigan 13
A dominating performance by Ohio State as they improve to 11-1 on the season. Ezekiel Elliott finished the afternoon with 215 rushing yards on 30 carries and two touchdowns. J.T. Barrett added 138 rushing yards and three touchdowns along with going 9-for-15 passing for 113 yards and another touchdown. Jake Rudock played well for Michigan before getting knocked out of the game going 19-for-33 for 263 yards and a touchdown. Jehu Chesson had eight catches for 111 yards. The Wolverines finish the regular season with a 9-3 record after this big loss.
4th Quarter- 2:44 left: Ohio State goes for it on 4th down looking to pile on some more and Michigan is able to finally stop the Buckeyes.
4th Quarter- 4:16 left: Joey Bosa picks off Wilton Speight and rumbles down inside the Michigan 10-yard line as a exclamation point on this game.
4th Quarter- 4:50 left: Michigan blocks the Ohio State punt but it is too little, too late now down by 29.
4th Quarter- 7:35 left: Buckeyes get the ball back and will look to run the clock out.
4th Quarter- Ohio State 42, Michigan 13: J.T. Barrett scores his third rushing touchdown of the game on a 17-yard run and the rout is on in Ann Arbor for the Buckeyes with 8:43 left.
4th Quarter- 8:51 left: Ohio State decides to go for it on 4th down with a big lead and not in punt or field goal range and Michigan commits pass interference to give the Buckeyes a first down.
4th Quarter- 11:16 left: Michigan goes for it on 4th down and can’t convert down by 22 points. The Buckeyes take over in Michigan territory and Elliott goes over the 200-yard mark on the first play.
4th Quarter- 12:12 left: Jake Rudock gets rocked by Joey Bosa and Rudock hurt on the play landing hard on his left shoulder.
4th Quarter- Ohio State 35, Michigan 13: Elliott puts a dagger into the hearts of all Michigan fans and players with a ten-yard touchdown run and he is now up to 195 yards rushing for the game with 12:53 to play. The Big House is very quiet except for the Buckeyes fans who made the trip to the state up north.
4th Quarter- Ohio State 28, Michigan 13: Kenny Allen makes a 27-yard field goal to make it a two-possession game but the Wolverines could have really used a touchdown with 14:44 to play in the game.
End of 3rd Quarter: Michigan is down to the Ohio State 9 as the quarter ends. Jake Rudock is 18-for-29 for 243 yards through the air for the Wolverines. Ohio State is doing their damage on the ground. Ezekiel Elliott has 167 yards rushing on 20 carries while J.T. Barrett has 104 yards on the ground and two touchdowns while adding 75 yards through the air. The Wolverines need a touchdown on this possession to stay in it.
3rd Quarter- Ohio State 28, Michigan 10: A 16-play drive ends with a touchdown by No. 16 J.T. Barrett on a 13-yard rushing score with 1:45 left in the quarter. The Buckeyes are unstoppable on the ground this afternoon.
3rd Quarter- 4:33 left: Ohio State driving deep into Michigan territory looking to extend their cushion.
3rd Quarter- 8:50 left: The Wolverines have to punt and now Ohio State has a chance to use their running game to open this game up.
3rd Quarter- 11:08 left: Michigan converts another third down when they need it to keep a drive alive.
3rd Quarter- Ohio State 21, Michigan 10: Jalin Marshall hauls in a 25-yard touchdown pass from Barrett and the Buckeyes extend their lead with 12:21 to play in the quarter.
3rd Quarter- 14:08 left: Elliott goes over the 100-yard mark on the ground with a 21-yard run early in Ohio State’s first possession of the second half.
Halftime: Ohio State 14, Michigan 10
A great first 30 minutes of football in Ann Arbor with the Buckeyes having a four-point lead at the intermission. Ezekiel Elliott has 99 yards rushing on ten carries and a touchdown for Ohio State while J.T. Barrett has 64 yards on the ground and is just 3-for-6 passing for 18 yards. Michigan has got a solid first half from Jake Rudock who is 14-for-24 for 174 yards and a touchdown. Jehu Chesson has four catches for 53 yards to lead the Wolverines.
2nd Quarter- Ohio State 14, Michigan 10: The Wolverines get the response they needed as Rudock finds Chesson in the end zone for a five-yard touchdown with exactly one minute to go before the break. Rudock is up to 174 yards passing.
2nd Quarter- 1:24 left: Michigan nearing the end zone after an Ohio State pass interference penalty allowed the drive to continue.
2nd Quarter- The Wolverines desperately need a scoring drive before the first half ends especially with Ohio State getting the ball to begin the second half.
2nd Quarter- Ohio State 14, Michigan 3: A very impressive drive by the Buckeyes including several long runs by Barrett ends with a five-yard touchdown run by Elliott with 5:01 to go before halftime.
2nd Quarter- Ohio State 7, Michigan 3: The Wolverines put together a solid drive but can only come up with a Kenny Allen 25-yard field goal with 9:25 to go in the half.
2nd Quarter- 12:37 left: Michigan is having success with the Rudock to Jehu Chesson connection, converting third down passes and is driving.
End of 1st Quarter: The big Buckeyes drive near the end of the quarter is the big story. Elliott has 75 yards rushing on five carries. Jake Rudock is 5-for-10 passing for Michigan for 56 yards while Peppers, the normal safety, leads the Wolverines in rushing with 14 yards on the ground.
1st Quarter- Ohio State 7, Michigan 0: J.T. Barrett takes it upon himself and runs it in from seven yards out to give the Buckeyes the lead with 1:05 to play in the opening quarter.
1st Quarter- 1:56 left: The first big play comes on an Ezekiel Elliott 66-yard run coming out of a timeout on a possession extended by a Michigan roughing the kicker penalty.
1st Quarter- 4:26 left: Jabrill Peppers have basically played every offensive position already for Michigan but the Wolverines can’t find any points yet.
1st Quarter- 7:54 left: Ohio State has some success on their first drive but have to punt it away near midfield.
1st Quarter- 10:37 left: Wolverines get to the Buckeyes’ 36-yard line but have to punt it away.
1st Quarter- 12:47 left: Michigan driving into Ohio State territory on the first possession of the game.
A cloudy, cool day in Ann Arbor as the “Big Game” arrives again when the Michigan Wolverines face the Ohio State Buckeyes at Noon Eastern. The winner will be hoping for a Michigan State loss to win the Big Ten Conference East Division title. How will the first meeting between Urban Meyer and Jim Harbaugh go on the field? This is shaping up to be a real good one.