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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.
What’s being said nationally about Michigan-Ohio State cancellation
Michigan announced Tuesday afternoon that it canceled Saturday’s game at Ohio State because of “an increasing number of positive COVID-19 cases” within the program. — Ohio State Football (@OhioStateFB) December 8, 2020🙃 — Justin Fields (@justnfields) December 8, 2020OK guys. 4 (Ohio State) and No. So ... — Pat Forde (@ByPatForde) December 8, 2020All of the "at least Michigan won't lose to Ohio State this year" jokes are soooo original. The Big Ten has to find a way to put Ohio State in position to get more wins.mlive.com
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.
Michigan calls off football game vs. Ohio State
The 103rd consecutive meeting between Michigan and Ohio State’s illustrious football programs will not happen. A scheduled press conference with Jim Harbaugh and Michigan players earlier in the day was postponed with no reason given. — Ohio State Football (@OhioStateFB) December 8, 2020Ohio State is 5-0 and entered the week ranked No. Michigan and Ohio State have played on the football field every year since 1918, an incredible streak that has spanned 10 decades. Michigan was off to a 2-4 start to the season, with oddsmakers pegging Ohio State as a 30-point favorite.mlive.com
Warde Manuel slams Kirk Herbstreit for suggesting Michigan football shut down over fear of Ohio State game
ANN ARBOR, Mich. – University of Michigan athletic director Warde Manuel slammed analyst Kirk Herbstreit for suggesting the Michigan football team shut down over fear of losing to Ohio State, rather than a legitimate COVID-19 outbreak. “I still think Michigan waves the white flag, and potentially avoids playing Ohio State next week,” Herbstreit said. Ohio State has already had two games canceled this season, so presumably, missing the Michigan game would knock the Buckeyes from contention. Head coach Jim Harbaugh of the Michigan Wolverines looks on during the fourth quarter against the Michigan State Spartans at Michigan Stadium on October 31, 2020 in Ann Arbor, Michigan. (2020 Getty Images)Not to mention, dozens of other programs -- including Ohio State, just three days prior to these comments!
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