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Ohio State-Michigan matchup inside the numbers

All the stats you’ll need to be ready for The Game.

NCAA Football: Ohio State at Michigan Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports
Matt Tamanini Matt Tamanini is the co-managing editor of Land-Grant Holy Land having joined the site in 2016.

With Ohio State’s weird, wild, and wacky 52-51 overtime victory over Maryland on Saturday afternoon, the calendar has officially flipped to the most important seven days of every Buckeye’s year, “Beat M*ch*g*n Week.”

Now, the No. 10 Buckeyes (10-1, 7-1) put their entire focus on their rivals from that state up north for a noon ET contest on Saturday, Nov. 24. The winner of the 2018 edition of The Game will represent the Big Ten East in the B1G Championship Game against No. 22 Northwestern on Dec. 1.

While you are likely still recovering from the bonkers Maryland win, get your Rivalry Week started by going inside the OSU and TTUN numbers. We’ll go further in depth with the stats — both advanced and traditional — throughout the week, but this should get you started.

Series Statistics

Series Statistics Records
Series Statistics Records
Total meetings 114
All-Time series TTUN 58, OSU 49, Ties 6
All-Time B1G series OSU 50, TTUN 46, Ties 4
Series since 1950 OSU 38, TTUN 28, Ties 2
Series Since 2000 OSU 15, TTUN 2
Largest victory TTUN 86, OSU 0 (1902)
Longest winning streak TTUN 9 (1901-1909)
Current winning streak OSU 6 (2012-present)
Days since last TTUN win* 2,555
* = as of game day, 11/24/2018

Despite Ohio State’s recent dominance in the rivalry, the teams are remarkably close historically.

All-Time Program History

Program History M*ch*g*n Ohio State
Program History M*ch*g*n Ohio State
National titles 11 8
Bowl appearances 46 48
CFP appearances 0 2
Bowl record 21-25 23-25
Rose Bowl appearances 20 14
Rose Bowl wins 8 7
B1G Division titles 0 6
B1G titles 42 36
Consensus All-Americans 82 85
Heisman Trophies 3 7

You knew it just by watching the two teams play this season, but each has a definite side of the ball that they thrive on.

2018 Season Stats

2018 Stats M*ch*g*n Ohio State
2018 Stats M*ch*g*n Ohio State
Overall record 10-1 10-1
B1G record 8-0 7-1
CFP Ranking No. 4 No. 10
National Offense Ranking 47th (429.6) 2nd (541.8)
National Defense Ranking 1st (234.8) 70th (398.6)
B1G Offense Ranking 5th 1st
B1G Defense Ranking 1st 9th

Following a game against the Terrapins in which the Ohio State defense allowed 535 yards, the OSU defenders will be in for quite the challenge with Shea Patterson and Jim Harbaugh’s offense, even if that unit doesn’t compare to their stellar defense.

2018 Offensive Stats

2018 Offensive Stats M*ch*g*n Ohio State
2018 Offensive Stats M*ch*g*n Ohio State
Points per game 36.6 41.6
Yards per game 429.6 541.8
Rushing ypg 219.19 182.36
Passing ypg 210.5 359.5
Offensive TDs 44 57
Rushing TDs 24 20
Passing TDs 20 37
INTs thrown 4 7
Fumbles lost 3 7

Conversely, TTUN’s defensive coordinator Don Brown has put together one of the most impressive units in all of college football. Dwayne Haskins and the Buckeye offense will need to have their best game of the season to win the Big Ten East.

2018 Defensive Stats

2018 Defensive Stats M*ch*g*n Ohio State
2018 Defensive Stats M*ch*g*n Ohio State
Points allowed pg 13.5 24.6
Yards allowed pg 234.8 398.6
Rushing yards allowed pg 111.64 161.27
Passing yards allowed pg 123.2 237.4
TDs allowed 18 33
Rushing TDs allowed 11 20
Passing TDs allowed 7 13
INTs 11 7
Fumbles recovered 5 11