Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh and defensive tackle Chris Wormley discuss the big time performance by Ohio State RB Ezekiel Elliott.

Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh and defensive tackle Chris Wormley discuss the big time performance by Ohio State RB Ezekiel Elliott.

Ohio State junior running back Ezekiel Elliott's performance was so good Saturday, Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh sought out No. 15 immediately following the Buckeyes dominant 42-13 win over the Wolverines.

"They're very good and they got after us running the football," Harbaugh said. "I think the No. 1 thing was we didn't tackle well enough."

Elliott ran it 30 times for 214-yards and two touchdowns, including a long of 66-yards to setup the Buckeyes first touchdown of the afternoon.

"We couldn't make tackles, especially on No. 15," junior defensive lineman Chris Wormley said. 

"He rushed for probably close to 300-yards and a guy like him, a back like him, you can't allow one person to make the tackle. You have to gang tackle and run to the ball."

One week after feeling as though he should've played a larger role in a 17-14 loss at home to Michigan State, Elliott got his wish from Urban Meyer.

Defensively, especially in the second half, Michigan looked overmatched and out of breath up against Ohio State's tempo offense.

"I think there was a couple times where I was gassed," Wormley said. "Especially when they were driving the ball with those 10 or 15 play drives that they had. 

"For the most part, it's the Ohio State/Michigan game. You're going to be out there and do whatever the coach says and lay it all on the line."

Clearly Michigan's defense has been rocked following the losses of both Mario Ojemudia and Ryan Glasgow, but at the end of the day that doesn't matter much to Harbaugh and Michigan.

"No, we're not making excuses," Harbaugh said. "We didn't win the game and there's nothing you can do. They played better."


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