Despite being up 27-19, the Ohio State coaching staff wasn’t going to settle for receiving the punt; instead they brought pressure on Michigan punter Will Hart. Ohio State’s freshman wide receiver Chris Olave got through the line and blocked the punt. Buckeye cornerback Sevyn Banks caught the deflection on the fly and returned it 33 yards to extend the OSU lead to 15.
The block was just another feather in the cap of Olave, who had two first-half touchdown receptions from quarterback Dwayne Haskins.
On the subsequent Michigan possession, Buckeye safety Jordan Fuller intercepted a duck from UM quarterback Shea Patterson at Michigan’s 18 yard line. Two plays later, Haskins pitched to running back Mike Weber who scampered into the end zone to put OSU up 41-19.