The Ohio State Buckeyes are ready to face off against the Michigan Wolverines in the 112th edition of the storied rivalry. Michigan currently leads the series by a margin of 58-47-4, though the Buckeyes own a four-game win streak in the contest, and no current Buckeye on the roster has lost to Michigan. This time, however, both teams are playing for more than pride, as a win in the matchup would all-but-guarantee a berth in the College Football Playoff.
In what is expected to be the most competitive of recent iterations of The Game, both Ohio State and Michigan bring high-powered, top-ranked, stifling defenses to the table against sometimes hot, sometimes cold offenses. And while Michigan has Jabrill Peppers playing linebacker/returner/whatever else on the field, Ohio State boasts Curtis Samuel--who Peppers, most likely, will be tasked with covering. And then there is the fact that Urban Meyer and Jim Harbaugh will be facing off against one another for their second round of The Game.
With all the preseason and midseason discussion and hype surrounding the end-of-season matchup, it is all finally here.
When is the game and how can I watch?
Game Date/Time: Saturday, Nov. 26, 12 p.m.
Location: Columbus, Ohio
Radio: 97.1 FM/1460 AM
Where is GameDay this weekend?
GameDay is returning to Columbus ahead of the top-five matchup--the sixth time in the show’s history that it has originated from the rivalry game. This week’s show will run for five hours beginning at 7 a.m. in front of Ohio Stadium, with the last hour taking place on the field at the Horseshoe.
What’s the rest of the Big Ten up to today?
The entire conference--with the exception of Iowa and Nebraska, who played yesterday--is playing in early or afternoon games today. Alongside Ohio State at noon today, Purdue faces Indiana on ESPNU, Illinois takes on Northwestern on BTN and Rutgers heads to Maryland on ESPNN. At 3:30 p.m., Michigan State faces No. 7 Penn State on ESPN, while Minnesota heads to No. 6 Wisconsin on BTN.
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