For the first time in a decade Michigan football has taken down the hated Buckeyes to earn a trip to Indianapolis for the Big Ten championship and even more.
The Wolverines are the Big Ten East champions and have a real chance at entering the college football playoff. They vanquished their hardest mountain to climb yet, one that has nagged them for years now. With the victory they finish the regular season at 11-1 and have completely shook up the entire college football world.
Michigan football got the ball first and marched right down the field to take a 7-0 lead following an end around to A.J. Henning. The Buckeyes got on the scoreboard with a Noah Ruggles field goal because Cade McNamara, who was leading his squad to go up two scores at that point, got picked off at the goal line to end the threat.
The Buckeyes took the lead in the second with one of their patented quick drives. It was short lived however, as Michigan football responded with a 13 play drive of their own. Haskins found the end zone for his initial score and Michigan managed a 14-13 lead heading into the break over the second-ranked Buckeyes.
Out of the locker room Michigan came out of the gates swinging. The Wolverines jumped ahead 28-13 after two more Haskins scores. The scarlet and grey didn’t lie down though as they answered with a 17-play drive to cut the lead to eight. It was not meant to be for Ohio State as Michigan and Haskins couldn’t be stopped for his fourth trip to the house on the day.
Ohio State scored one last time to make it interesting at 35-27. That’s when Michigan put the nail in the coffin and ended the Buckeyes chances. Haskins garnered his fifth touchdown on the afternoon to put Michigan on top 42-27. Ohio State had no answer and the maize and blue were victorious, as pandemonium ensued once the clock hit zero.
Here are the three takeaways.