COLUMBUS, Ohio – It’s a tale of two halves as the University of Michigan falls to rival Ohio State 26-21 on Saturday.
As heard on WWJ Newsradio 950 – the Wolverines had the lead going into half-time but failed to score the rest of the game against the undefeated Buckeyes.
Although Ohio State doesn’t get to play in a bowl game, the Buckeyes have a sweet victory to carry them through a cold winter.
Carlos Hyde ran for 146 yards and No. 4 Ohio State’s defense shut out 20th-ranked Michigan in the second half completing an improbable 12-0 season for the Buckeyes.
Almost no one — up to and including first-year head coach Urban Meyer — expected such a rapid turnaround for the Buckeyes, who were just 6-7 last season with a loss to their archrivals in a transitional year when they were facing heavy NCAA penalties. A month after Meyer took the job last November, they were socked with a bowl ban after this season — and still ran the table.
Ohio State (12-0, 8-0 Big Ten) is ineligible for a BCS national title but still has an outside shot at finishing No. 1 in the final Associated Press Top 25 if other contenders lose. Michigan (8-4, 6-2) will now await a minor bowl bid.
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