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.
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
Pandemonium. Players are in the middle of that. pic.twitter.com/OfmLJqdvJY— Jamie Edmonds (@Jamie_Edmonds) November 27, 2021
Those leaving Ann Arbor, please drive and celebrate safely. If you happen to be heading to the state down south, you can really take your time, your season is over. #DriveMichiganSafely pic.twitter.com/qGM03Kt9jv— MSP Metro Detroit (@mspmetrodet) November 27, 2021
Harbaugh called this win the “best one” in his career. Will let his players enjoy this well into the night. But soon they will get ready for Wisconsin or Iowa. Assumes “all of Ann Arbor” will enjoy this one. “There are a lot of hours left in the day.” pic.twitter.com/zkQxZb2P5w— Jamie Edmonds (@Jamie_Edmonds) November 27, 2021