No. 10 Ohio State gives No. 4 Michigan beat down with 62-39 win
COLUMBUS, Ohio – No. 10 Ohio State knocks off No. 4 Michigan 62-39 in the Horseshoe Saturday and secures their spot in the Big Ten Championship game.
The Buckeyes were first to score in the rivalry game when wide receiver Chris Olave scored a touchdown on a 24-yard pass from quarterback Dwayne Haskins.
Michigan then put points on the board when placekicker Jake Moody kicked a 39-yard field goal, raising the score 7-3. Ohio State led at the end of the first quarter.
Moody kicked a 31-yard field goal early on in the second quarter, but the Bucks still held the lead.
Olave scored another touchdown on a 24-yard pass from Haskins, raising the score 14-6. Then Buckeyes’ wide receiver Johnnie Dixon scored a touchdown on a 31-yard pass from Haskins. The score was 21-6 at that time.
Michigan then scored two touchdowns in six seconds. Wide receiver Nico Collins scored a touchdown on a 23-yard pass from quarterback Shea Patterson. Then all purpose back Chris Evans scored a touchdown on a 9-yard pass from Patterson. The Wolverines attempted a two-point conversion and failed. The Buckeyes still led Michigan 21-19.
Ohio State placekicker Blake Haubeil kicked a 19-yard field goal just as the second quarter ended. The Buckeyes led the Wolverines 24-19 at the end of the first half.
During the third quarter, Ohio State was the only team to put points on the board. Haubeil kicked a 19-yard field goal, followed by a 33-yard touchdown from cornerback Sevyn Banks on the return of a blocked punt. Then, running back Mike Weber scored a touchdown on a 2-yard run. The Buckeyes led Michigan 41-19 at the end of the third quarter.
Michigan fought to hang on during the fourth quarter. Collins scored a touchdown on a 12-yard pass from Patterson. The Wolverines attempted another two-point conversion and failed again. The score was 41-25.
However, the Bucks continued to dominate the field. Wide receiver Parris Campbell ran 78-yards for a touchdown. Ohio State led 48-25.
Then, Wolverines’ fullback Ben Mason ran 1-yard for a touchdown, raising the score 48-32.
The Buckeyes then scored two more touchdowns before the end of the fourth quarter. Haskins sent a 1-yard pass to wide receiver K.J. Hill for goal. Then Haskins passed 16-yards to Campbell for a touchdown.
The final score was 62-39.
Ohio State has now won the Big Ten East and faces Northwestern in next week’s Big Ten Championship Game.
Quarterback Dwayne Haskins also reached a milestone accomplishment during Saturday’s game. He know owns the B1G record for touchdowns in a single season. Haskins has 40 touchdowns this season. Former Purdue quarterback Drew Brees previously held the record with 39 single season touchdowns in 1998.
Michgian’s head coach Jim Harbaugh has never beaten Ohio State as Michigan’s head coach, and Urban Meyer has never lost to the Wolverines during his time in Columbus.
The last time Michigan beat Ohio State was days before the Buckeyes announced Meyer as their new head coach in 2011.