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Nothing short of a Big Ten championship game berth and a shot at the College Football Playoff is on the line when the No. 3 Michigan Wolverines take on the No. 2 Ohio State Buckeyes.

The Game, a staple of Rivalry Week, is as historic as it is high stakes. Michigan has the all-time lead in wins over its rival. However, before winning last year’s game, the Wolverines had lost eight in a row to the Buckeyes. In 2021, Michigan ran nearly 300 yards in the game and Hassan Haskins had five touchdowns.

“We’re scarred and it motivated all of us in the off-season,” Ohio State coach Ryan Day said this week. “So we’ve worked really hard to get here at this point.”

They meet as undefeated teams for the first time since 2006, and this is only the fourth time since 1900 that undefeated teams have met at 11-0 or better. They got here in different ways. Ohio State quarterback CJ Stroud leads the Heisman Trophy, with 35 scores this season. After playing in just three games last season, Marvin Harrison Jr. become the Buckeyes’ latest superstar receiver. Michigan, on the other hand, relies on Blake Corum running back. He is No. 4 in rushing yards for the season and second in the nation in rushing yards with 18.

Here are Saturday’s scenes, moments and top plays at The Horseshoe:

Buckeyes answers right back

Another big game for Michigan

After scoring Michigan’s first touchdown, McCarthy found Johnson deep for the touchdown, giving the Wolverines their first lead of the game. Johnson has TD catches of 69 and 75 yards in the game so far.

Michigan came in today and had one TD of 50 or more yards this season and has now done it twice in this game. The Wolverines are also the first team with multiple 65-yard touchdowns against Ohio State in Columbus since Oregon State did it in the 2018 season opener.

Wolverines finally answer

After struggling to do much offensively, the Wolverines got into the end zone after JJ McCarthy found receiver Cornelius Johnson, who broke several tackles for the long TD.

Scary statistic for Michigan

The Wolverines have struggled to run the ball so far. They were held to 1 yard in the first quarter. According to ESPN Stats & Information research, Michigan has not beaten a top-five team in running for those few yards in a quarter since at least 2004.

Big catches, big score

First, Stroud made contact with Harrison, who grabbed with one hand. Later in the drive, Stroud hit Emeka Egbuka for the score.

LeBron is ready

Corum, Edwards seems ready

Arrivals

The LeBron Gear

The Buckeyes are once again wearing cleats from LeBron James’ shoe line with Nike. It’s one of this week’s best gear.

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