Ohio State Vs. Michigan Score: Start Time, TV Channel, News And Analysis Of Saturday’s College Football Matchup – The Athletic

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November 27, 2021 at 1:34 PM EST

No. 2 Ohio State (10-1, 8-0 Big Ten) takes on No. 5 Michigan (10-1, 7-1) in Ann Arbor on Saturday with a division title and College Football Playoff hopes on the line. The winner will clinch the Big Ten East and a spot in next week’s Big Ten championship game. Gus Johnson (play-by-play), Joel Klatt (analyst) and Jenny Taft (reporter) will be on the call for Fox. Kickoff is at noon ET. Check in throughout the day for updates, analysis and reaction from The Athletic’s team of writers and insiders.

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November 27, 2021 at 1:34 PM EST

Michigan retakes the lead with one-yard rushing touchdownA 13-play, 82-yard drive ended in a Wolverines touchdown as Haskins Hassan punched his way into the end zone with under four left in the half. Michigan leads, 14-10.

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November 27, 2021 at 1:21 PM EST

Michigan needs to counterThis is a pivotal sequence for Michigan. In the recent past, when the Wolverines have faced adversity against Ohio State, it has spiraled into a series of big plays on both sides of the ball for the Buckeyes.

Scott Dochterman·Staff Writer, Iowa

November 27, 2021 at 1:18 PM EST

Garrett Wilson for Heisman?The Athletic’s Bill Landis wrote about Ohio State WR Garrett Wilson and his perhaps underrated Heisman accolades.

Bill Landis·Staff Writer, Ohio State

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November 27, 2021 at 1:16 PM EST

Buckeyes take the leadC.J. Stroud snipes Garrett Wilson on a 25-yard pass into the end zone to give Ohio State a 10-7 lead over Michigan. This is Wilson’s twelfth receiving touchdown of the season and his first of the game.

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Garrett Wilson is Ohio State’s Heisman candidate.

— Ari Wasserman (@AriWasserman) November 27, 2021 November 27, 2021 at 12:55 PM EST

Michigan leads after first quarterNo. 5 Michigan leads 7-3 at the end of the first quarter. The Wolverines have 134 total yards compared to OSU’s 70 and are averaging two extra yards per play than the Buckeyes.

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Michigan’s just picking up 4-5 yards on every single play, staying ahead of the chains the whole time.

— Chris Vannini (@ChrisVannini) November 27, 2021 November 27, 2021 at 12:36 PM EST

Buckeyes regain possession with interceptionOhio State’s Bryson Shaw picks off Cade McNamara’s pass — just his third interception of the season — to shift the momentum back to OSU.

Claire Kuwana

November 27, 2021 at 12:32 PM EST

The Wolverines scratch their way onto the boardNo. 5 Michigan goes up 7-0 over No. 2 Ohio State less than five minutes into the rivalry game after A.J. Henning rushed for a 14-yard gain into the end zone.

Claire Kuwana

November 27, 2021 at 12:31 PM EST

Michigan off to ideal startPerfect opening drive for Michigan, stay on schedule, convert some short third downs, score on some misdirection in the red zone. Ohio State’s defensive line and linebackers were getting pushed around on the opening drive. They’ve not seen a rushing attack like this since week two. Buckeyes need to match that physicality or Michigan can do that all game.

Bill Landis·Staff Writer, Ohio State

November 27, 2021 at 12:16 PM EST

No. 5 Michigan geared up for snowy Ann ArborThe Wolverines get ready to take the field on an (unsurprisingly) snowy day at the Big House.

Claire Kuwana

November 27, 2021 at 12:04 PM EST

Perfect football backdropIs there anything better in sports than hearing “Hail to the Victors” with the Michigan band marching in the background and snow flurries falling at The Big House before Ohio State-Michigan? It’s perfect.

Scott Dochterman·Staff Writer, Iowa

November 27, 2021 at 11:43 AM EST

Odds updateOhio State had been favored by 8.5 points earlier in the week and by more than a touchdown consistently throughout the week until everyone saw the weather. The Buckeyes are now a 7-point favorite on BetMGM. Is the snow enough to slow down Ohio State’s offense?

Dan Santaromita·Associate Editor, Sports Betting

November 27, 2021 at 11:36 AM EST

Enjoy the best Saturday of the seasonMan … the stakes, the atmosphere, The Game itself. I’m not a believer in the Wolverines’ chances, but I really can’t wait for Ohio State-Michigan and the rest of Rivalry Week. Today is really what college football is about. Enjoy it today, everyone. It only comes around once a year.

David Ubben·Staff Writer, College Football

November 27, 2021 at 11:27 AM EST

Michigan injury updateJust like last week, running back Blake Corum and cornerback Gemon Green are in uniform and warming up for Michigan. Corum has missed two games after spraining his ankle against Indiana, but I’m expecting him to play today. Safety Brad Hawkins is also warming up after leaving last week’s game against Maryland with an injury.

Austin Meek·Staff Writer, Michigan

November 27, 2021 at 11:21 AM EST

Ohio State injury updateNothing too crazy on Ohio State’s availability report. Cornerback Sevyn Banks, running back Master Teague and linebacker Palaie Gaoteote are unavailable. Gaoteote hasn’t played a ton but that’s the most noteworthy absence for me, because that leaves Ohio State with three healthy scholarship linebackers against a Michigan team that wants to run the ball a lot.

Steele Chambers, Cody Simon and Tommy Eichenberg should get a lot of work. Also look for Craig Young, who’s more of a safety/linebacker hybrid to play a good amount today.

Bill Landis·Staff Writer, Ohio State

Unavailable players for Ohio State today include CB Sevyn Banks, RB Master Teague and LB Palaie Gaoteote.

No game-time decisions.

— Bill Landis (@BillLandis25) November 27, 2021 November 27, 2021 at 10:56 AM EST

Past history in top-10 matchupsOhio State is 56-42-4 in all matchups of two AP top-10 teams, the third-most wins in such games. Michigan is 33-44-4.

Matt Brown·Senior Editor, College Football

November 27, 2021 at 10:37 AM EST

Vegas outlookAs kickoff fast approaches, Ohio State-Michigan is the most bet game today at BetMGM.

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Saturday College Football betting at @BetMGM

Most bet games (tickets)

1. Ohio St-Michigan

2. Mich St-Penn State

3. Notre Dame-Stanford

Most bet teams (tickets)

1. Penn State -3.5

2. Ohio St -7.5

3. ND -20.5

Most bet teams (handle)

1. Ohio St -7.5

2. Michigan +7.5

3. ND -20.5

— John Ewing 🦁 (@johnewing) November 27, 2021 November 27, 2021 at 9:36 AM EST

Bundle up!You can expect some football weather today in Ann Arbor.

Nicole Auerbach·Senior Writer, CFB

November 27, 2021 at 9:15 AM EST

Let’s talk it out!Ohio State beat writer Bill Landis, senior writer Ari Wasserman and Michigan-based senior writer Nick Baumgardner talk about what they expect from the Buckeyes and Wolverines in The Athletic’s 4 to 6 with A&B podcast.

The Athletic College Football Staff

November 27, 2021 at 8:36 AM EST

Michigan-Ohio State prediction and breakdownOhio State and Michigan didn’t play last season, but the rivalry hardly went dormant. If anything, the one-year hiatus stoked the fire for Saturday’s game at Michigan Stadium, a battle to determine who will represent the Big Ten East next week in Indianapolis.

Will Ohio State’s offense annihilate another opponent? Will Jim Harbaugh’s Wolverines finally reach the mountaintop? Beat writers Bill Landis (Ohio State) and Austin Meek (Michigan) discuss.

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November 27, 2021 at 8:34 AM EST

Ohio State seeking ninth straight win vs. MichiganOhio State enters the day having won each of the last eight meetings in the series (2012-2019), its longest-ever win streak against Michigan.

With a win Saturday, the Buckeyes would match the Wolverines’ nine-game run from 1901-09 for the longest win streak by either team in series history.

Jason Starrett·Deputy Managing Editor, College Football