Michigan finally beats Ohio State, punches ticket to Big Ten title game

Michigan wins Big Ten East division with upset over Buckeyes

ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN - NOVEMBER 27: Hassan Haskins #25 of the Michigan Wolverines celebrates with teammates after his touchdown against the Ohio State Buckeyes during the second quarter at Michigan Stadium on November 27, 2021 in Ann Arbor, Michigan. (Photo by Mike Mulholland/Getty Images) (Mike Mulholland, 2021 Getty Images)

ANN ARBOR, Mich. – The Michigan Wolverines clinched the Big Ten East and a spot in the Big Ten title game next weekend with a huge win over the Ohio State Buckeyes on Saturday in Ann Arbor.

It’s the first Michigan win over Ohio State in the Jim Harbaugh era, and the first since 2011. Michigan will appear in the Big Ten Championship game next weekend for the first time.

The final score from Michigan Stadium was 42-27.

The Wolverines controlled much of the game at the Big House, in the snow, Michigan took a 15-point lead in the second half. Ohio State made it close in the fourth quarter but Michigan was able to close the Buckeyes on the ground.

Wolverines running back Hassan Haskins scored five touchdowns and ran for 169 yards. Blake Corum returned from an ankle injury, adding 87 yards. Aiden Hutchinson had three sacks.

ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN - NOVEMBER 27: Aidan Hutchinson #97 of the Michigan Wolverines celebrates a sack against the Ohio State Buckeyes with teammates during the first quarter at Michigan Stadium on November 27, 2021 in Ann Arbor, Michigan. (Photo by Mike Mulholland/Getty Images) (2021 Getty Images)

Michigan improves to 11-1 on the season, with the team’s only loss coming vs. the Spartans. The Big Ten Championship is on Dec. 4 in Indianapolis. Michigan will face Iowa for the title.

After the win, fans rushed the field to celebrate with coaches and players.

More on the game: Michigan beats Ohio State 42-27, ends 8-game losing streak

Michigan fans celebrate on the Michigan Stadium field after an NCAA college football game against Ohio State in Ann Arbor, Mich., Saturday, Nov. 27, 2021. Michigan won 42-27. (AP Photo/Tony Ding) (Copyright 2021 The Associated Press. All rights reserved)

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