Michigan Football: 5 key plays that led to victory vs Ohio State

Syndication: Detroit Free Press
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Syndication: The Columbus Dispatch
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3. Rubber meets the Pavement (14:10 3Q)

In Ohio State’s opening possession of the 1st half, Josh Ross just got bigger, more physical, and wanted it more than anyone on the field as he lays a mammoth hit on TreVeyon Henderson up the gut to stop the buckeyes from converting 3rd and short.

In past years, the Buckeyes were able to run it all over Michigan football, but they were not doing that this year. Michigan’s defensive line is a plethora of highly touted recruits and prospects to the likes of which few teams have ever seen before. They’re better, they’re faster and they want it more than anyone else does in the country.

Michigan football stopping the Buckeyes right away set a massive tone to Ryan Day that he was not going to do what he wanted against the Wolverines. You can hear the stadium absolutely erupt when Josh Ross stops Henderson.