The Ohio State trailer for this year’s competition features nearly two minutes of emotional quotes from current and former players and coaches, along with a number of highlights from competitions from years past. It’s clear that while the Buckeyes have 11 more games on their schedule heading into each season, only one really counts. Beating the Wolverines, something Ohio State has done eight times in a row, is the greatest achievement the team can achieve.
It’s also a great reminder that ‘The Game’ could be the best rivalry in any sport.If you are a Buckeyes fan, or just a fan of great college sporting rivalries, you are going to love it. If you’re a Michigan fan, well, not so much. This year’s competition is particularly important. Both teams have 10-1 records and dream of reaching the college football playoffs. The winner will take home the Big Ten East and play for the Big Ten title next week. The loser will likely see his season end with a solid bowl game, but no championship shot. Last year’s contest, due to a COVID-19 outbreak in Michigan, was not played. Some at Ohio State still wonder if the Wolverines were just trying to avoid another loss by not dressing.
Although Michigan has won only twice in the 21st century, the Wolverines still hold the overall lead in the series, 58-51-6.Ohio State vs Michigan will be held in Ann Arbor on Saturday. As usual, it’s scheduled to kick off at noon ET.
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