Rivalry Weekend: U of M vs OSU

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Makayla Rayis, Writer

This weekend, one of the biggest rivalries in College Football took place, Michigan Wolverines vs Ohio State Buckeyes. This game was the most watched week 13 game with 17.1 million people tuned in watching. Predictions of this game had the Buckeyes favored by 8 points and had them with the over-under for total points scored at 56. The overall favored team in this game was Ohio State. But Michigan came into the game and defeated the odds and beat Ohio State.

In the first half people were concerned at Michigan’s performance, especially with their star player Blake Corum sitting out with a knee injury that happened at Michigan’s previous game against Illinois. Fans have been informed that Corum will be out the rest of the season due to knee surgery he is soon to get.

First quarter, the Buckeyes scored the first touchdown of the game by their wide receiver Emeka Egbuka, with a 4-yard pass from C.J. Stroud and a field goal kick from Noah Ruggles. Michigan soon after secured a field goal kick by Jake Moody at 49 yards. To end the first quarter, Ohio States Noah Ruggles scores a 32-yard field goal keeping Ohio State in the lead 10-3.

Second quarter, Michigan scores the first points with a 69-yard touchdown pass to Cornelius Johnson from J.J. McCarthy, plus a field goal from Jake Moody. Ohio State responds with a 47-yard field goal from Noah Ruggles. Next drive, Wolverine J.J. McCarthy throws a 75-yard pass to Cornelius Johnson for their second touchdown and an extra point with a kick from Jake Moody. The last points of the first half were by Ohio State with a 42-yard touchdown pass from C.J. Stroud to wide receiver Marvin Harrison Jr. plus a kick from Noah Ruggles to finish the first half 20-17, Ohio States lead.

Starting the second half, Michigan quickly scored the only points of the third quarter with a 45-yard pass from J.J. McCarthy to Colston Loveland and kick from Jake Moody. This brought the scored to 31-20.

In the last quarter of the game, to start this quarter Michigan’s kicker Jake Moody misses a 57-yard field goal and misses the chance of those 3 points. The first points of fourth quarter was from Michigan’s quarterback J.J. McCarthy with a 3-yard run for the touchdown and a field goal kick from Jake Moody. Ohio State then scores a 27-yard field goal by Noah Ruggles. The Wolverines running back Donovan Edwards then gets Michigan the last two touchdowns of the game with a 75-yard run and an 85-yard run followed by field goals from Jake Moody. This leading The Wolverines to beating The Buckeyes with a final score of 45-23, making Michigan remain undefeated and Ohio state with their first loss of the season making them 11-1.

On Tuesday the new rankings for week 14 were released. With the results of this game, Michigan moves on up to #2 and Ohio State down to #5. And this Saturday, Michigan will be facing the number one team in the Big 10 west, Purdue. If Michigan wins this game they will once again be the Big Ten Champions. Purdue can be a very unpredictable team so fans are very excited to see how this game could turn out. But many predictions are in Michigan’s favor, but many people have to think all the predictions were in Ohio’s favor too. Tune in on Saturday, December 3rd at 8:00 to see who the 2022 Big Ten Champions will be.