The Wolverines got the ball to start off the second half and it was evident that the Buckeyes made the necessary adjustments. Michael Bennett sacked Devin Gardner on third down, forcing a punt which gave Ohio State the ball at the their own 48 yard line. The Bucks O couldn't get anything going, and like Michigan, were forced with a three-and-out.
Needing a score, Devin Gardner went back to work, but on a third down scramble fumbled it away to the Buckeyes. From there it was easy for the Bucks as Braxton Miller went 16 yards on a rush and Carlos Hyde followed it with a 33 yard scamper of his own to move inside the five yard line. The next play, Miller took a read option to the end zone to put Ohio State on top 28-21.
Michigan was able to get things going on their ensuing possession. De'Veon Smith ran for 38 yards to the Ohio State 16 yard line. On fourth down, Brady Hoke elected to go for it, but the attempt came up short. Starting to reain their form, Braxton Miller and the offense rolled down the field and Miller capped an impressive drive by hitting Jeff Heuerman for a 22 yard touchdown.
- Braxton Miller: 14 rushes 118 yards 3 TDs
- Carlos Hyde: 22 rushes 192 yards