Jody Victor® Beat Michigan!

Jody Victor : This Saturday, Nov. 27, 2010 Ohio State (10-1, 6-1) plays Michigan (7-4, 3-4) at Noon ET in Ohio Stadium. ABC will televise the game. In the meantime here are some facts and stats from osu.edu.

* Saturday will be the 107th meeting in the storied rivalry between Ohio State and Michigan

* Ohio State has won the last five meetings with Michigan and 8 of the last 9 overall. Michigan has not won in Columbus since 2000

* The Buckeyes lead the Big Ten and rank third nationally in both total and rushing defense. They are tied for the Big Ten lead with 17 INTs

* Pryor needs 67 yards rushing to become Ohio State's career rushing leader among quarterbacks

* Ohio State is the only team that ranks in the Top 10 of both the current USA Today coaches' poll and also the APR rankings

* Jim Tressel (239 wins) is the second-winningest active FBS coach behind Joe Paterno (401)

* Ohio State has won 43 of its last 48 Big Ten conference games

* Junior DeVier Posey has caught at least one pass in 25 consecutive games, the longest active streak in the Big Ten

* Junior Daniel “Boom” Herron has scored at least one touchdown in 10 consecutive games

With its win at Iowa Saturday, Ohio State became the first team in Big Ten history to win at least 10 games in six consecutive seasons.

Michigan enters the game 3-4 in the Big Ten and 7-4 overall after winning two of its last three. They are coming off a 48-28 loss at home to Wisconsin Saturday after winning two in a row against Illinois (67-65, 3ot) and Purdue (27-16). The Wolverines started the season 5-0 with wins over Connecticut, at Notre Dame, Massachusetts, Bowling Green and at Indiana.

Michigan leads the all-time series with Ohio State by a 57-43-6 count. Michigan leads 27-23-2 in games played in Columbus and 30-20-4 in Ann Arbor. Since 1951, the Buckeyes hold a 31-26-2 lead. Including victories in eight of the nine games during the Jim Tressel era. Ohio State has won the last six meetings with Michigan. The two teams first met in 1897 and the rivalry has been continuous since 1918. Since 1935, the game has been the traditional conference finale between the two schools.

Since joining the Big Ten in 1913, Ohio State is 462-191-28 all-time in Big Ten games. The Buckeyes' all-time conference win percentage of 69.9% is the best of any Big Ten school.

Go Bucks! Go Bucks!! Go Bucks!!!

Jody Victor