It never gets old watching the Ohio State football team defeat That Team Up North and they did it again on Saturday. Here is how the Buckeyes did it.
Some were calling this a trap game, and others were calling this Harbaugh’s possible last regular season game. In the end, Ryan Day earned his first win against Michigan as head coach and the No. 1 ranked Buckeyes routed the No. 13 Wolverines 56-27.
Here is how the Buckeyes won.
Michigan got the jump on the Buckeyes’ defense first. They were led by quarterback Shea Patterson and Giles Jackson who did a reverse, scoring the first points of the game. However, Michigan missed the PAT making it 6-0.
Ohio State then got the ball for their first possession, and they were led by J.K. Dobbins who nearly fumbled but recovered the ball while picking up 34 yards and a first down. A few plays later, Dobbins took it in for a five-yard touchdown. making it 7-6 Ohio State.
Patterson led Michigan down the field on their next possession though. His first target was to Sean McKeon 41 yards for a first down. Patterson then found Donovan Peoples-Jones for a 25-yard touchdown to make it a one-point game, 14-13.
The teams went on to go into the second quarter with the score at 14-13.
Michigan then tried to stop the Buckeyes rushing game, but an unsportsmanlike conduct penalty hurt their chances, and Ohio State took advantage of it. Dobbins ultimately took it in himself, making it 21-13.
The Wolverine offense then got the ball and was driving, only for it to slip out of Patterson’s hand deep in OSU territory. Robert Landers recovered the fumble and the Buckeyes were in a position to make it a two-possession game.
This led to Fields finding Garrett Wilson for a 47-yard pickup. Dobbins then finished the drive with a five-yard touchdown, making it 28-13.
Michigan tried to score as they reached the red zone right before halftime, but they were stopped on third down and kicked the field goal, making it 28-16 at the half.
Here is a look at the second half.