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Ohio State will need to overcome Michigan’s strengths to win The Game again

We take a look at The Game from the Wolverines’ point of view.

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Ohio State and Michigan are once again the main event of the regular season’s final week. The Buckeyes have held up their end of the bargain, facing the Wolverines as a top ten team nine times the last decade, while this year marks the first time Michigan will be in the top ten for The Game since 2006’s historic showdown. It certainly feels like the biggest showdown since then, and this year’s iteration will have Big Ten, and College Football Playoff implications. It’s Ohio State/Michigan proper, just the way nature intended it to be.

On this episode of The Hangout in the Holyland, Colton Denning spoke with Maize N Brew managing editor Anthony Broome about all things Wolverines and The Game. Before they delve into Saturday’s matchup though, Anthony sheds some light on what it’s like covering Jim Harbaugh, how even Michigan fans are surprised at how quickly he’s improved the program, and how successful coordinator hires have played a big role in their success.

Then, they get into The Game, and topics include:

  • Why the Ohio State passing game may be in for another rough day
  • UM’s offensive line needing to step up for the Wolverines to win
  • The possibility of the Buckeyes’ offensive line pushing around Michigan’s front seven
  • Michigan needing to clear the Ohio State hurdle, and why Anthony thinks this is a ‘balance of power’ game
  • The pressure being on the Wolverines to win, and what an 0-2 record against the Buckeyes would mean for Jim Harbaugh

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