Jody Victor : Beat Michigan!

Jody Victor: The Buckeyes (10-1, 6-1 Big Ten) travel to Ann Arbor for the outright Big Ten championship showdown. Michigan leads the all-time series with Ohio State by a 57-40-6 count. Michigan leads 30-18-4 in games played in Ann Arbor.

With their win over Purdue Oct. 6, the Buckeyes were one of the first six teams in the NCAA Football Bowl subdivision (out of 119) to be bowl-eligible for the 2007 season. The others were: Louisiana State, Cincinnati, Boston College, Hawaii and Arizona State.

Ohio State is one of only two teams in the nation to have 10 wins at this point of the 2007 campaign, along with Kansas.

Since 1951, the Buckeyes hold a 28-26-2 lead, including victories in five of the six games during the Jim Tressel era. Ohio State has won the last three 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.

No. 7-ranked Ohio State (10-1/6-1) in the Big Ten) visits No. 23 Michigan (8-3/6-1) for a noon game this Saturday at Michigan Stadium (107,501). You can watch the game on ABC.

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

Jody Victor