By Jim Baird | AM Football Briefing | Sunday, November 27 – 4:30 AM
One for the Ages: Do you still have a voice? No. 2 Ohio State 30, No. 3 Michigan 27 in double overtime. Urban reflected on the significance of The Game, “That is one of the classic games of this rivalry that will forever be, because I know this rivalry as well as anybody. That game is right in there. I’m not saying it’s the greatest, because that’s disrespectful for the other players that have played in it. But that’s an instant classic between two great teams. We knew going in it was going to be that way. That’s one of the best defenses we’ve ever gone against.” Ohio State improves to 11-1.
While there is another week of football left to be played, the Playoff Committee will be hard pressed to leave a Buckeye team out of the playoffs with wins over Michigan, Wisconsin, Oklahoma and Nebraska. FiveThirtyEight puts Ohio State’s odds of making the playoff at 90%. With Penn State’s win, PSU will play Wisconsin in the Big 10 Championship Game next week.
HEADLINES: New York Times: No. 2 Ohio State Defeats No. 3 Michigan in Overtime Thriller … Sports Illustrated: Ohio State outlasts Michigan in double-overtime in an instant classic … ESPN: Urban Meyer’s magic over Michigan lives, along with Ohio State’s CFP hopes … Sporting News: Jim Harbaugh can blame refs but Wolverines missed chance against Buckeyes, again … Columbus Dispatch: Ohio State 30, Michigan 27 (2OT) | The great escape … Toledo Blade: Buckeyes rally, beat Wolverines in 2 overtimes … Plain Dealer: No. 2 Ohio State football beats No. 3 Michigan, 30-27, in double overtime in rivalry classic … Land-Grant Holy Land: Ohio State vs. Michigan 2016 final score, with 3 things to know from OSU’s 30-27 win … Eleven Warriors: Ohio State Knocks Off Michigan In Double Overtime, 30-27
What a game. With the holiday and The Game over, I’m catching the morning flight from Columbus to home base in Washington, D.C. Thanks for clicking on The Buckeye Daily — the Ohio State morning football briefing the press, program and fans read, edited by Sporting News college football reporter Jim Baird. Know someone who would appreciate this e-mail? Sign up here or send me a line firstname.lastname@example.org. And join the squad following on Twitter @buckeyedaily.
- Urban Meyer is the first Buckeye coach to start 5-0 against the Wolverines.
- Jim Harbaugh is only the second Michigan coach to start 0-2 against Ohio State, joining Rich Rodriguez.