Ohio State Does it Again

Ohio State Does it Again

Morgan Schroeder, Editor

The long time rivalry between the Ohio State Buckeyes and the Michigan Wolverines continues, but is it even a rivalry anymore? The Buckeyes have beaten Michigan everytime they have played since 2012. Each year the two teams records shows that it should be a good game, but everytime Ohio blows Michigan out of the water. In 2015 the Wolverines had a seemingly good record winning 9 of their 10 games before welcoming Ohio to Ann Arbor. While this makes it seem like it should have been a good game Ohio beat Michigan by 29 points. The following year Michigan was ranked number 3 and the Buckeyes number 2 going into their matchup. Michigan led the game at halftime but somehow lost the game 30-27. In 2017 Michigan was winning 14-0 at the end of the 1st but Ohio made a comeback and won 31-20. 2018 rolls around and the Wolverines feel pretty confident being ranked number 4 and the Buckeyes only 10. Michigan had the best defense in the country that year and somehow lost 62-39. 

This year Ohio’s new coach Ryan Day had never experienced the revelry before as a head coach, but it was no sweat. Going into the game Ohio was ranked number 1 and Michigan only number 13. Ohio State won big, 56-27. This is Ohio’s 8th straight win, setting a Buckeye record and one-shy of the longest win streak in series history, which Michigan set, 1901-1909. Though Michigan had a good team, with Ohio State coming in #1 and with the #2 rusher in school history and Georgia Transfer QB Justin Fields passing 37 TDs (#2 in school history for a season) with just 1 interception, it was not a good year to hope for a Michigan win.

During the post game interview Michigan Coach Jim Harbaugh was asked “… is it a talent gap, is it a preparation gap, is it a coaching gap, what is the biggest difference between you and Ohio State at this point?” Harbaugh got pretty angry with this question and responded with, “I mean, I’ll answer your questions, not your insults.” Looks as if someone is pretty salty about never winning against Ohio in his coaching career at Michigan. 

Ohio State will take the field at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, Indiana 

on Saturday, Dec. 7 in the Big Ten Championship Game against the No. 12 Wisconsin Badgers.