Our favorite photos from Michigan’s historic win over Ohio State
ANN ARBOR – Michigan football came out on top Saturday, defeating perennial rival Ohio State and securing a Big 10 championship berth. The sixth-ranked Wolverines pulled off a surprise upset Saturday, jumping ahead of second-ranked Buckeyes and cruising to a 42-27 win at Michigan Stadium. The win marks their first over Ohio State in 10 years, breaking an eight-game losing streak.mlive.com
Ohio State falls to Michigan for 1st time since 2011
No. 2 Ohio State was on the receiving end of a 42-27 thumping by No. 6 Michigan that ended the Buckeyes’ eight-game winning streak in the Big Ten’s biggest rivalry, along with their streak of four straight conference title game appearances — all of which they have won.
24 ejections, a season record, from Michigan Stadium during OSU game
The game also marked the season-high in ejections from Michigan Stadium. There were 24 fans ejected from the University of Michigan’s home victory against Ohio State on Nov. 27. That Indiana game alone almost surpassed the 21 ejections combined between all the previous home games this fall. Read more: 20 fan ejections during Indiana game was season-high at Michigan StadiumIn addition, there were 58 patients treated for first aid, police said. Read more from The Ann Arbor News:1 arrest for sexual assault, 10 ejections at University of Michigan football game versus Rutgers1 fan arrested, 1 ejected during University of Michigan’s win over Northern Illinois1 fan arrested, 3 ejected from University of Michigan football game versus Washington5 fans ejected from University of Michigan football game versus Northwesternmlive.com
‘Your season is over’: Michigan State Police poke fun at OSU fans in message after Wolverine victory
ANN ARBOR, MI -- For Buckeyes fans, the drive from Ann Arbor to Columbus will be a long one Saturday night. The Michigan State Police aren’t going to let them forget it. In a tweet posted shortly after the Wolverines’ 42-27 win at Michigan Stadium Saturday, the Michigan State Police Metro Post reminded football fans to drive and celebrate safely. “If you happen to be heading to the state down south, you can really take your time,” the tweet reads. “Your season is over.”Thousands of fans from both sides of the Michigan/Ohio border were in Ann Arbor Saturday in the wake of the sixth-ranked Wolverines’ surprise upset over the second-ranked Buckeyes.mlive.com
Live updates: Michigan, Ohio State play for Big Ten East crown
2 Ohio State are playing for the Big Ten East crown on Saturday, and MLive will be there throughout providing live updates. Michigan has won three straight since losing to MSU on Oct. 30 and is coming off a 59-18 win over Maryland. The Buckeyes have scored 118 points in their past two wins over Purdue and Ohio State. PREGAME READING: Michigan’s best chance to beat Ohio State? Play keep awayMichigan vs. Ohio State score predictions from MLive’s beat writers‘We used to win’: How to talk to your kids about Michigan’s losing streak to Ohio State‘This is why I came back.’ For Aidan Hutchinson, final game at Michigan Stadium doesn’t get any biggerThe greatest top-10 matchups in the Michigan-Ohio State rivalryMichigan’s biggest challenge vs. Ohio State?mlive.com
Whitmer declares Saturday ‘M’ Day ahead of UM-OSU matchup
Gretchen “WhitMer” is defending Michigan’s turf ahead of the rivalry matchup between the Wolverines and Buckeyes this weekend. On Wednesday, Whitmer proclaimed this upcoming Saturday “M” Day, riffing off of a longstanding tradition in which Ohio State fans cross out Ms on campus and around the state ahead of the University of Michigan-Ohio State game. Related: ESPN ‘College GameDay’ coming to Ann Arbor for Michigan-Ohio StateWhitmer is an alumna of Michigan State University, whose team lost to Ohio State last week in a 56-7 blowout. Related: UM-OSU: How the Buckeyes, Wolverines stack up off the football fieldAhead of previous matchups, Whitmer has taken friendly bets with Ohio Gov. UM hasn’t beaten Ohio State since 2011.mlive.com
Michigan’s biggest challenge vs. Ohio State? Slowing down its dynamic receivers
“They’re really good getting separation, maintaining separation, creating more separation, catching the football,” Harbaugh said on Monday night’s “Inside Michigan Football” radio show. In the Buckeyes’ past two games – a 59-31 win over Purdue and 56-7 victory against Michigan State – the dynamic trio has combined for 10 touchdown receptions. The Buckeyes have a chance to become just the sixth team in FBS history to have three 1,000-yard receivers. Really outstanding.”The two teams didn’t play last season, but the Buckeyes’ receivers exploited the Wolverines’ pass defense in the previous two meetings in 2018 and 2019. “They have great playmakers on the outside that can do great things and have a lot of speed,” senior linebacker Josh Ross said of the Buckeyes’ receivers.mlive.com
Cade McNamara unfazed by the big stage of Michigan-Ohio State
ANN ARBOR, Mich. — Cade McNamara will have an opportunity this Saturday that no Michigan quarterback has been able to accomplish since Denard Robinson. The Wolverines’ eight-game losing streak to Ohio State dates back to 2012, when Devin Gardner got his first taste of the rivalry. Gardner would go on to lose to the Buckeyes three straight years, a transcendent period that saw Ohio State gain control in the yearly series.mlive.com
Michigan players put recent struggles vs. Ohio State behind them: ‘None of the past matters’
ANN ARBOR – Michigan football players aren’t interested in dwelling on the past. Another chapter of the Michigan-Ohio State series will be written Saturday, and the Wolverines are hoping to change the recent narrative of the rivalry. The second-ranked Buckeyes (10-1, 8-0 Big Ten) are riding an eight-game win streak against the Wolverines (10-1, 7-1) heading into Saturday’s game in Ann Arbor – a streak that isn’t lost on Michigan players. But that’s the past, and none of that matters. “That’s the game we always have circled on our calendar and always want to play, and as a Michigan Wolverine, that’s a game you’d die for.mlive.com
UM-OSU: How the Buckeyes, Wolverines stack up off the football field
However, the universities compete in many other fields off the football field, including academics, Nobel Prize winners, politicians and more. Read more: These Michigan universities are among the best in the world, U.S. News ranking saysOhio State University meanwhile ranks No. According to the college database College Simply, students from UM earn almost $25,000 more than OSU students 10 years after graduation. A UM student makes a median income of $74,400 with a decade of graduation, according to the site. The last 20 years have seen an annualized return on endowment investment of 9.5%, or above the average of national colleges and universities, UM officials said.mlive.com
Michigan football an early touchdown underdog vs. Ohio State
The Westgate in Las Vegas followed suit with Ohio State -5. Jim Harbaugh’s team has won three straight games since losing to in-state rival Michigan State and could rise to No. Remember two years ago in Ann Arbor when Ohio State compiled 577 yards of offense and handed Michigan a butt whooping, 56-27. Adding insult to injury, Michigan has dropped the last eight games to Ohio State and 15 of the last 16 meetings. Turner, injury updatesFor Jim Harbaugh and Michigan, Ohio State is top of mind againmlive.com
Takeaways, observations from Michigan State’s ugly loss at Ohio State
MSU QB Payton Thorne (10) looks for a receiver during first half action Saturday afternoon, November 20, 2021, during the game between Ohio State and Michigan State in Columbus. The Buckeyes led 49-0 at halftime, and went on to win 56-7.David Petkiewicz, cleveland.commlive.com
Live updates: Upset-minded Michigan State heads to Ohio State
Note: Refresh this page throughout the Michigan State-Ohio State game to see the latest updatesOhio Stadium has been the site of some Michigan State triumphs, most recently a 2015 upset that helped send the Spartans to the College Football Playoff. It has also been the site of some long afternoons, like a 2017 trip there that saw a 7-2 Spartans team fall by 45 points. The Spartans hope this year can be like the former, as they take a 9-1 record to Columbus for a top-10 matchup with the Buckeyes that has Big Ten East division and College Football Playoff implications. Standing in their way is a team that boasts the best offense in the country, led by Heisman Trophy candidate C.J. The Spartans hope their own Heisman candidate in Kenneth Walker III can pull off the upset as 19-point underdogs.mlive.com
Wolverine Confidential podcast: Michigan visits Maryland, OSU on deck; hoops and hockey talk
The Wolverine Confidential crew devotes some time to the Buckeyes, what with The Game on deck. But first, the Michigan football team must travel to face a dangerous -- at least offensively -- Maryland team. The football talk is bookended by hoops and hockey. What went wrong for the Wolverines down the stretch? We close the episode by discussing the Michigan hockey team, which recently recaptured its No.mlive.com
Michigan State opens as more than two-touchdown underdog in trip to Ohio State
EAST LANSING – If Michigan State wants a chip on its shoulder for its Saturday showdown with Ohio State, here it is. The Spartans opened as 18-point underdogs for its Saturday road matchup with the Buckeyes at Circa Sports in Las Vegas. Michigan State enters the game at 9-1 overall and with a win can move into the inside track to win the Big Ten East. Most recently, the Buckeyes beat Purdue, 59-31, on Saturday. The Spartans lost to Purdue on Nov. 6 to end their perfect start to the season but bounced back with a 40-21 win over Maryland on Saturday to set up the showdown at the Horseshoe.mlive.com
Michigan football preparing for opponents ‘like we’re playing Ohio State’
Prepare every single week like we’re playing Ohio State. Michigan has lost eight straight games and 15 of the last 16 to Ohio State, winners of four straight Big Ten championships. “We’re preparing every day like we’re playing Ohio State,” starting tight end Joel Honigford said. Players of the past, and even Harbaugh himself, would often take the “one game at a time” approach when asked about Ohio State. When practice comes or the way we’ve been practicing — just practice like we’re preparing for Ohio State.mlive.com
Grand Rapids native Duane Washington Jr. signs NBA contract with Indiana Pacers
Duane Washington Jr. didn’t hear his name called during Thursday’s NBA Draft, but the standout guard will still get a chance to earn a spot in the professional ranks. Washington Jr., a Grand Rapids native and Ohio State guard, signed a two-way contract with the Indiana Pacers, according to according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. Washington Jr. declared for the draft despite having one year of eligibility remaining but will have an opportunity to compete for a spot in the NBA. Prior to attending OSU, Washington Jr. spent the first three years of high school at Grand Rapids Christian, where he helped the Eagles to a state runner-up finish as a junior in 2017. Washington Jr. transferred to Sierra Canyon for his senior year where he became All-State after averaging 15.5 points, 4.5 rebounds and 3.8 assists.mlive.com
How Ohio State football became a ‘Holy Grail’ school for Pacific Northwest blue chips
COLUMBUS, Ohio — Ohio State football’s legacy of developing elite defensive linemen put it in position to land J.T. While he said Pacific Northwest prospects in general have always been open to leaving the region, Ohio State’s big breakthrough came on Christmas Day, 2018. And subscribe to Buckeye Talk on any of these podcast platforms or wherever you listen to podcasts. • Buckeye Talk on iTunes• Buckeye Talk on Spotify• Buckeye Talk on Google PlayFields’ Bears jersey: Ohio State football fans can purchase Justin Fields’ new Chicago Bears jersey here. For Ohio State, timing is criticalmlive.com
NCAA Tournament 2021 South Region Preview: Baylor’s First Time As A No. 1 Seed, Will They Finally Break Through To The Final Four?
Their region is filled with some tough opponents however so the road to a spot in the Final Four won’t be easy. 2 Ohio StateThe Buckeyes took the Illini to overtime in the Big Ten title game before finally running out of gas. The question is on the other side of the floor where the Buckeyes have given up 71 points per game this season. An 8 seed matches the lowest seed line for the Tar Heels since seeding began. 15 Oral RobertsThe Golden Eagles return to the tournament for the first time since making three straight appearances from 2006-2008.detroit.cbslocal.com
No. 9 Buckeyes edge No. 4 Michigan, make Big Ten title game
Ohio State forward E.J. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)INDIANAPOLIS – Ohio State guard Duane Washington Jr. just wanted a second chance at his home-state team. 9 Buckeyes fend off the fourth-ranked Wolverines for a 68-67 victory and a trip to the Big Ten Tournament title game. “This rivalry means a lot to a lot of our guys, a lot of our Ohio guys," Buckeyes coach Chris Holtmann said. The Wolverines appeared in three straight title games before last year's was cancelled because of COVID-19.
Michigan loses heartbreaker to Ohio State in Big Ten Tournament semis
Mike Smith’s jumper misfired, and Ohio State escaped with a 68-67 win on Saturday. Ohio State made 3s and Michigan made free throws. Duane Washington Jr., a Grand Rapids native who scored 30 in the regular-season meeting with Michigan, scored 24 on Saturday. Michigan beat Ohio State on Feb. 21 in Columbus 92-87. Ohio State (21-8), the fifth seed, advanced to Sunday’s championship to play the winner of Illinois vs. Iowa.mlive.com
Michigan’s rally comes up short in 68-67 loss to Ohio State in Big Ten semis: Live updates recap
SECOND HALF0:00 – Ohio State 68, Michigan 67Duane Washington stepped out of bounds while driving baseline for another OSU turnovers. 3:40 – Ohio State 65, Michigan 55The Wolverines’ offense is starting to heat up but they can’t get a stop at the other end. 7:18 -- Ohio State 56, Michigan 45Duane Washington remains hot, scoring 14 of his 19 points in the second half. 10:21 – Ohio State 47, Michigan 43The Buckeyes are back on top with a Duane Washington Jr. 3-pointer. 1:24 -- Michigan 25, Ohio State 21Despite hitting just one of its last 10 shots, Michigan is on a 7-0 run.mlive.com
Dosunmu's return powers No. 4 Illinois over No. 7 Ohio State
Illinois guard Adam Miller, bottom, passes against Ohio State forward Justice Sueing during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Columbus, Ohio, Saturday, March 6, 2021. 7 Ohio State 73-68. Andre Curbelo also had 19 points as Illinois got its second straight road win over a top 10 team after routing No. The teams traded punches in the second half, but again Ohio State had trouble making shots down the stretch, missing on its last 10 attempts. BIG PICTUREIllinois is peaking at the right time and brimming with confidence after beating top 10 teams in back-to-back games for the first time since the 2005 NCAA Tournament.
Garza, Weiskamp lead No. 9 Iowa over No. 4 Ohio State 73-57
4 Ohio State on Sunday because he couldn't wait to start celebrating with teammates in the locker room. But a 3-pointer from Weiskamp and a couple of baskets in the paint by Garza got the Hawkeyes out of the danger zone and Ohio State couldn't chip away. “They clearly outplayed us, outperformed us, outcoached us,” Ohio State coach Chris Holtmann said. AdYOUNG'S BACKOhio State F Kyle Young returned to the lineup after sitting out Thursday's loss at Michigan State with a concussion suffered when he bumped heads with an opposing player in the Michigan game. Ohio State: Finishes the regular season against No.
‘They Both Have The Capability To Be Final Four Teams’: CBS’ Clark Kellogg On #4 Ohio State Vs #9 Iowa
4 Ohio State Buckeyes as the end of the regular season nears. 3 Michigan (92-87) and unranked Michigan State (71-67) in their last two outings. “The one area where Ohio State has some vulnerability is up front because they’re not a big team. That was a concern going into the Michigan game and obviously, Hunter Dickinson produced down the stretch,” said CBS college basketball analyst Clark Kellogg. The Canton native was one of several defenders against Garza in the first matchup but he missed Ohio State’s game against Michigan State on Thursday due to a concussion.detroit.cbslocal.com
Michigan St beats No. 4 Ohio St 71-67, improves NCAA resume
Aaron Henry had 18 points to help the Spartans improve their chances of making the NCAA Tournament with a 71-67 win over No. This year, though, it looked as if the Spartans (13-9, 7-9 Big Ten) would not make their usual appearance in the NCAA Tournament until their recent surge with three straight wins. Michigan State beat top-five teams in consecutive conference games for the first time in program history. “Give Michigan State credit," Holtmann said. AdBIG PICTUREOhio State: Despite losing at Michigan State after a 92-87 setback to Michigan, earning top seeding in the NCAA Tournament is still within reach for the Buckeyes.
Michigan hockey blanks Ohio State 5-0 to complete weekend sweep
Michigan’s first home shutout against Ohio State since 2002 gave the hockey team a weekend sweep over the Buckeyes. I thought we did a nice job defensively limiting Ohio State on their chances, then we took advantage of ours. With the sweep, the Wolverines move past OSU and Michigan State in the Big Ten standings and now sit in fourth place. “Any time you can beat Ohio State, it is a great win. pic.twitter.com/HfNydSzoez — Michigan Hockey (@umichhockey) January 17, 2021The Wolverines’ talented freshman class had another big game.mlive.com
Ohio State vs. Alabama in College Football Playoff national championship game: Live updates
MIAMI GARDENS, Florida — Ohio State football’s can end a season of uncertainty and frustration with a massive celebration Monday night. The Buckeyes play Alabama in the College Football Playoff national championship game at 8:15 p.m. at Hard Rock Stadium. It advanced with a 49-28 victory over Clemson in the Sugar Bowl playoff semifinal. Get Ohio State Sugar Bowl champs & CFP gear: Check out shirts, hats and more merchandise commemorating Ohio State’s Sugar Bowl win over Clemson, as well as gear on the Buckeyes advancing to the College Football Playoff national championship game. PodcastWatch the OSU trailer for Monday’s game, featuring LeBron James, John LegendMiyan Williams apparently out for national championship gameDuane Washington scores 17, Ohio State basketball tops No.mlive.com
How to watch National Championship game: Alabama vs. Ohio State (1/11) | Channel, stream, time
The stage is set and the Ohio State Buckeyes will take on the Alabama Crimson Tide in this year’s National Championship game. Alabama won the first three matchups and leads 3-1 while Ohio State looks to notch another victory. Monday’s National Championship game will air on ESPN. The Crimson Tide dispensed Notre Dame in the Rose Bowl to get the Championship game and look to win its fourth game against Ohio State. 3 Ohio State Buckeyes (7-0)When: Monday, Jan. 11Time: 8 p.m.mlive.com
Reported virus issues at Ohio St raise specter of CFP delay
Ohio State won 49-28. AL.com reported that Ohio State has been in contact with CFP officials about possible player availability problems that could force the game to be delayed. For Ohio State, though, it has been an especially bumpy road. The Big Ten initially canceled the fall football season in August, only to reverse course in September. Ohio State played its final regular-season game and the Big Ten championship game missing more than 20 players for each.
Alabama, Ohio State travel different paths to title game
Ohio State won 49-28. “This team, this program, we persevered through so much,” Ohio State running back Trey Sermon said Monday. In addition to Sarkisian's imminent departure, Alabama has to take care of some Heisman Trophy business while preparing for the matchup with Ohio State. Ohio State (7-0) won that meeting en route to the national title. OHIO STATEOverview: Like many teams, Ohio State faced major obstacles during the pandemic.
Ohio State routs Clemson, 49-28, will face Alabama in College Football Playoff
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Numbers have fueled Ohio State all year. 11, where Clemson coach Dabo Swinney placed Ohio State on his ballot in the final regular-season coaches’ poll. 3 Ohio State buried the second-ranked Tigers 49-28 in the Sugar Bowl semifinal Friday night. Ohio State won 49-28. “I know I’m going to be feeling it tomorrow, but it was worth it.”Fields went to the injury tent with Ohio State medical staff on Clemson’s next possession.mlive.com
Fields' day: No. 3 Ohio State routs No. 2 Clemson 49-28
Ohio State won 49-28. 11, where Clemson coach Dabo Swinney placed Ohio State on his ballot in the final regular-season coaches' poll. Ohio State beat the Crimson Tide in the semifinals on the way to the 2014 national championship. “This performance by this team I hope will go down in Ohio State history as a landmark victory,” Day said. Ohio State did not give details about their absences, but all four had played in the Big Ten championship two weeks ago.
Michigan, Ohio State won’t play football for first time since 1917
That means 2020 is the first year in more than 100 years since the University of Michigan and the Ohio State University haven’t met for a football game. This is the second straight football game Michigan has had to cancel due to the pandemic. The Ohio State Buckeyes (5-0) just enjoyed a nice demolition of that other Michigan team in East Lansing. The Buckeyes handled Michigan State on Saturday, 52-12. This was after Ohio State was forced to cancel its game the week before against Illinois due to positive virus tests.
Around the Big Ten: Did we just witness the de facto semifinals?
Ohio State closes with trips to Illinois and Michigan State and a home game against Michigan. Northwestern is 5-0 despite scoring just 129 points, only six more than winless Penn State. Head coach Jim Harbaugh hasn’t publicly confirmed McNamara will start Saturday against Penn State, but he really doesn’t have to. It was enough to start -- but not finish -- Saturday’s game against Iowa. As a result, Penn State is 0-5 for the first time in school history.mlive.com
My AP ballot: Michigan’s Top-25 climb hurt by lack of upsets
8 Penn State dropped an overtime game to Indiana. But a lack of movement elsewhere (nine teams ranked in the top 15 won their games over the weekend) meant Michigan’s 49-24 win at Minnesota only got the Wolverines up to No. Biggest drop: Penn State (-10)The Nittany Lions were No. If this was a three-game series, Penn State would win the next two. The Hoosiers deserve ranking after the win over Penn State.mlive.com
The Latest: Pence's top aide tests positive for coronavirus
Short is Pence’s closest aide and the vice president is considered a “close contact” under Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines. ___6:25 p.m.President Donald Trump says he voted “straight Republican” when he voted early in Florida on Saturday. “But we’ve got to come together.”President Donald Trump has repeatedly accused Biden of supporting a ban on fracking. Trump voted Saturday in Florida before rallies in North Carolina, Ohio and Wisconsin. That event came mere hours before Clinton lost to Donald Trump.
Big Ten football team previews: A look at the contenders and pretenders
You likely didn’t come here to learn whether Ohio State was considered “good” entering this unique, abbreviated season. Ohio State didn’t just win the Big Ten. For the eighth straight year, Ohio State beat Michigan, dismantling the Wolverines 56-27. Penn StatePenn State is considered the top contender to Ohio State, at least in the East. You’ve got it, and it starts with a trip to Ohio State.mlive.com
Rival Portage hockey teams to join forces as one high school squad for 2020-21 season
The Portage Muskies -- a nicknamed formed from the Central Mustangs and Northern Huskies -- will take the ice this winter as the first united high school hockey program in the history of the two schools. This was a chance for us to come together as one community, one team with the goal of sustaining hockey in Portage. Portage Northern's Sean Seeney, left, and Portage Central's Brian Wald stand in front of the Canoe Trophy before the teams' 2005 matchup. A three-year varsity hockey player and 2007 graduate of Portage Central, Moffit said he understands what the rivalry means, but is excited to start a new chapter. "If you look at some of the historic teams each school has had over the years, if they were combined, we’d have a heck of a hockey team.mlive.com
Ohio State Class Of The Big Ten After National Signing Day
CONFERENCE: Big TenBEST IN CLASS (based on 247 Sports composite rankings): If signing day is any indication, Ohio State continued its domination of the Big Ten by pulling in the third-ranked class in the country. Michigan and Penn State came in at No. 1 WR from Catawissa, Pennsylvania, picked Ohio State over Alabama, Clemson, rival Michigan and nearby Penn State, among others. WHO STOCKED UP: Michigan pulled in 13 4-star players and Penn State secured 11 while Maryland landed the conferences third and final five-star recruit. WHO FELL SHORT: Rutgers and Illinois both ended up ranked outside the top 60, but Michigan State which won three conference titles from 2010-2015 came in at No.detroit.cbslocal.com
Ohio State football vs. Penn State: Time, TV schedule, game preview, score
9 Penn State. ABOUT OHIO STATE (10-0, 7-0)After manhandling Maryland and Rutgers the past two weeks by a combined score of 129-35, Ohio State faces their first significant opponent since they disposed of No. Running back J.K. Dobbins ranks fifth nationally in rushing yards with 1,289 despite carrying the ball only 42 times in the second half all season. Penn State and Ohio State traditionally play competitive games. PREDICTION: Ohio State 42, Penn State 20
Hot start helps No. 18 Ohio State rout No. 10 Villanova
18 Ohio State started hot and ran over No. Carton and Luther Muhammad each had 11 points, and CJ Walker and Kaleb Wesson added 10 apiece. BIG PICTUREVillanova: Starting a pair of freshmen, Villanova shot poorly and could never catch up with the hustling Buckeyes. Ohio State: Most everything was clicking in the Buckeyes third game of the season. Ohio State: Hosts Stetson on Monday.
Michigan State wraps up regular season against Ohio State
COLUMBUS, Ohio – The back half of the Big Ten slate has not been particularly kind to either Ohio State or Michigan State, and both still have work to do. Ohio State dropped its last two games to fall out of position for a first-round bye in the conference tournament and is looking at the No. ET, CBSABOUT MICHIGAN STATE (23-7, 12-5 Big Ten): The Spartans got Dawson back in a 53-46 loss to Illinois on Mar. Ohio State has been held under 65 points in five of its last six games. Michigan State (.400) and Ohio State (.401) are the top two teams in the Big Ten in field-goal percentage defense.