The entire year led to this one game. For Michigan, a win would mean staying in the mix of the CFP and continuing their revenge tour. For Ohio State, the game was all about making a statement against their biggest rival and proving to the committee that they still deserve to be in the talks for playoffs. It was Michigan’s number 1 defense versus Ohio States number 2 offense. A game of the year candidate and a deciding factor in how the CFP will playout was a complete blowout. Ohio State dominated the entire game and of course, came out with a win yet again. Their focus going forward will be beating Northwestern easily and impressing the committee enough to put them in above Oklahoma. This is now their most important game of the season.
After the loss to Purdue, and then an unnecessarily close game against Nebraska, Ohio State bounced back against 18. ranked Michigan St. with a dominant performance by the defense and special teams. A good sign since of improvement with an important final two games coming up. This week against Maryland is important to get past and is what they should be focusing on right now, but we all know That Team Up North is on everyone’s minds in Columbus. It will be an exciting final two weeks to the regular season.