Ohio State and Michigan survive, setting up an epic clash between the Wolverines and Buckeyes

Ohio State and Michigan survive tough games before the big game

  • Ohio State survived Michigan State 17-16 with good coaching and even better defense
  • Erick Smith and Gareon Conley won it with a pass breakup and interception to end the game 
  • Mike Weber was the star on offense with 111 yards and the game-winning touchdown 
  • Meanwhile in Ann Arbor, the Michigan Wolverines needed a massive third quarter to outlast Indiana 20-10 
  • New starting QB John O'Korn had a rough afternoon – 48% on completions for 59 yards 
  • Explosive RB De'Veon Smith bailed him out with 158 yards and both UM touchdowns 
  • The 113th installment kicks off at noon in Columbus. Michigan holds a 58-47-6 all-time advantage. Urban Meyer undefeated with a 4-0 record against Michigan 
  • The Buckeyes open as touchdown favorites in Las Vegas as the home team 

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