Michigan-Ohio State Highlights: McCarthy, Edwards lead Wolverines to victory

JJ McCarthy passed for 263 yards and three touchdowns while adding 27 yards and a score on the ground as No. 3 Michigan put up a huge fourth quarter to secure a 45–23 victory over No. 2 Ohio State.

Donovan Edwards added a career-high 216 yards and two rushing scores as the Wolverines stamped on a perfect 12-0 regular season and punched their ticket to the Big Ten Championship Game.

Here are the highlights of the game!

No. 3 Michigan 45, No. 2 Ohio State 23

Q4, 1:48: Paige picks it up!

Michigan’s Makari Paige picked up CJ Stroud’s pass with 1:48 left in the game to seal the win.

Q4, 3:19: Signed, sealed, delivered.

Michigan wasted little time taking advantage of the timely interception. Donovan Edwards broke off another huge TD run, this one over 85 yards, giving the Wolverines a 45-23 lead.

Donovan Edwards’ 85-yard touchdown seals the win for Michigan

Donovan Edwards’ 85-yard touchdown seals the win for the Michigan Wolverines

Q4, 4:19: Breakthrough sales

As CJ Stroud and the Buckeyes drove late in the fourth quarter, Michigan’s Taylor Upshaw came up with a huge interception to give the Wolverines the ball back.

V4, 7:11: WHAT. A. RUN!

Michigan held on to an eight-point lead, took possession and went back to the run game. At that point, Donovan Edwards broke up a massive 75-yard touchdown run, giving the Wolverines a 38–23 lead.

Q4, 8:38: Big play sets up Ohio State FG

Stroud threw a laser at Emeka Egbuka for a 43-yard gain. That set up Ohio State’s field goal to make it 31–23.

Q4, 1:10 PM: McCarthy does it all for the Wolverines

Michigan QB JJ McCarthy is playing the game of his life. On a crucial third down play, he kept it himself and walked it in for the score, giving the Wolverines a 31–20 lead.

Q3, 2:29: Michigan flaunts cheating

Kalel Mullings took the handoff and instead of running down the middle threw a jump pass to Luke Schoonmaker, a first down.

Q3, 11:56: McCarthy has the hat-trick!

Michigan got on the board first after halftime when McCarthy connected with Colston Loveland early in the third quarter to put the Wolverines back on top, 24–20.

Michigan’s JJ McCarthy hits Colston Loveland for the 45-yard touchdown

Michigan's JJ McCarthy hits Colston Loveland for the 45-yard touchdown

Michigan Wolverines QB JJ McCarthy hits Colston Loveland for the 45-yard touchdown.

Q2, 3:49: We have a track meeting

If you like points, this is the game for you! Shortly after Michigan took the lead with a big play, Ohio State immediately hit back. CJ Stroud threw a perfect 42-yard TD pass to Marvin Harrison Jr., giving the Buckeyes a 20–17 lead.

Ohio State’s CJ Stroud hits Marvin Harrison Jr. for the 42-yard touchdown

Ohio State's CJ Stroud hits Marvin Harrison Jr.  for the 42-yard touchdown

Ohio State QB CJ Stroud hits Marvin Harrison Jr. for the 42-yard touchdown to retake the lead, 20-17.

Q2, 5:24: Cornelius strikes again

After Ohio State took the lead with a field goal, Michigan hit back right away with another huge play. McCarthy linked up with Cornelius Johnson for a massive 75-yard touchdown to give the Wolverines a 17–13 lead.

JJ McCarthy hits Cornelius Johnson for a 75-yard TD to take the lead

JJ McCarthy hits Cornelius Johnson for a 75-yard TD to take the lead

Michigan QB JJ McCarthy hits Cornelius Johnson for a 75-yard TD to take the lead.

V2, 7:26: WHAT. A PLAY.

McCarthy connected with Johnson, who broke some tackles and turned on the jets, driving to the end zone to tie the game.

Q2, 10:41: Turn up the pressure

Zach Harrison made his presence felt early in the second quarter. The star’s defensive end added pressure and knocked down a McCarthy pass attempt.

Q1, 1:19: Good and good

Ohio State’s Noah Ruggles kicked a 32-yard field goal to put the Buckeyes on top, 10–3.

Q1, 7:37: Perfect pass and catch

McCarthy scrambled and gave Ronnie Bell a perfect pass for the big win. That flyout led to a field goal and narrowed the deficit to 7-3.

Q1, 10:02: Buckeyes strike first!

Ohio State put in an impressive first drive, capped off with a 4-yard TD attack from Stroud to Emeka Egbuka.

Ohio State’s CJ Stroud finds Emeka Egbuka for the 4-yard TD

Ohio State's CJ Stroud finds Emeka Egbuka for the 4-yard TD

Ohio State’s CJ Stroud finds Emeka Egbuka for the 4-yard TD to give the Buckeyes’ the early 7-0 lead.

11:48 a.m. ET: Gratitude ahead

Tm Rinaldi tells the incredible story of Blake Corum and the huge impact the hopeful Heisman has both on and off the field.

10:05 a.m. ET: Blake Corum in the house

Michigan fans love to see it.

8:55 a.m. ET: Ohio State officially closed Treveyon Henderson, Jaxon Smith-Njigba

The Buckeyes will miss two stars due to injury, out of eight players out for the team. Henderson was injured in last week’s game against Maryland, re-injuring his foot. Smith-Njigba was expected to compete for the Heisman this season before suffering a hamstring injury, limiting him to three games this season.

8:40 a.m. ET: Blake Corum reportedly plans to play

michigan seems to be getting a big boost, according to an ESPN report that star running back Blake Corum plans to take on Ohio State. Corum absorbed a low tackle into the open field in the second quarter of last Saturday’s game against Illinois and immediately grabbed his left knee in pain. His status hung in the air all week.

Corum is the undisputed centerpiece of this year’s Michigan offense with 245 carries for 1,457 yards and 18 touchdowns – all of which rank in the top seven nationally. We’ll find out how much he can give Michigan if he does play on Saturday.

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