Did you wake up this morning unsure if it was actually Sunday, or if it was still Saturday and you had just dreamed the previous 24 hours? Well, fear not, that really did happen!
Yes, the Ohio State Buckeyes really did beat the ever-loving tar out of the Michigan Wolverines in the Horseshoe yesterday to the tune of a 62-39 blowout. The victory means that the Buckeyes will face West Division champs Northwestern next Saturday, Dec. 1 in Indianapolis for the Big Ten Championship.
We will have much more on that game as the week progresses, but before we get there, we suggest taking five minutes to relive the sheer joy and exhilaration of OSU’s seventh-straight victory against their rivals.
On the game, Buckeye quarterback Dwayne Haskins had another stellar performance, completing 19 of 30 pass attempts for 318 yards and 5 touchdowns. He also added 34 rushing yards as well. However, his big day wasn’t confined by this single, 60-minute game. Instead, with at least two contests remaining on his season, Haskins broke two single-season Big Ten passing records previously held by two different late-90s Purdue QBs; Curtis Painter’s passing yards mark and Drew Brees’ passing touchdowns total.
In addition to the quarterback’s epic game, one of the guys that we was throwing to had a pretty impressive day as well. True-freshman wide receiver Chris Olave caught the first two TD passes of the game — which also happened to be the first two TDs of his career — and he blocked a Michigan punt that was recovered by Sevyn Banks for another score.
The Buckeyes will be back in action against the Northwestern Wildcats on Saturday, Dec. 1 at 8 pm. ET. The game will be broadcast on Fox and will emanate from Indianapolis’ Lucas Oil Stadium. If OSU wins, as the B1G champs they will find themselves in a New Year’s Six Bowl, all that will need to be determined is if it is of the College Football Playoff variety, or the Rose Bowl. Seems like two pretty decent options to me.