Jody Victor® : Ohio State at Michigan

Jody Victor: The final game of the season pits Ohio State (6-5, 3-4) at #15 Michigan (9-2, 5-2) this Saturday, November 26 at Noon ET. In the meantime, here's some great Buckeye football news from osu.edu and OhioStateBuckeyes.com.

The Broadcasts
Television: ABC will televise the game with Dave Pasch and Chris Spielman in the booth and Quint Kessenich on the sidelines.

Radio: WBNS (FM 97.1 The Fan) is the flagship station for the 73-station Ohio State radio network. The Luke Fickell pregame show airs 30 minutes prior to kickoff. Paul Keels will call the play-by-play with former Buckeye Jim Lachey in the booth and Marty Bannister on the sidelines. The game can also be heard on Sirius satellite radio channel 138 and XM channel 91.

First and 10 

  • Ohio State has won the last six meetings with Michigan and eight of the last nine overall (not including 2010).
  • The Buckeyes are 15-3 in November games since the start of the 2005 season, including 8-1 on the road that month (not including 2010).
  • True Freshman linebacker Ryan Shazier was named the Big Ten freshman of the week after recording a career-high 15 tackles vs. Penn State in his first career start.
  • Ohio State's four Big Ten defeats have been by a total of 19 points — an average of 4.7 per game.
  • Ohio State has had seven different true freshmen make starts while 14 have played in at least one game — 10th-most in the NCAA.
  • Dan “Boom” Herron has rushed for 358 yards and three TDs in three career games vs. UM.
  • All-American center Mike Brewster has made 47 consecutive starts for the Buckeyes.
  • Braxton Miller set an Ohio State record for the longest rush by a QB with his 81-yard TD run against the Hoosiers Nov. 5.
  • Three different Buckeyes (Herron, Miller, Carlos Hyde) rushed for at least 100 yards in the win over Indiana Nov. 5.
  • Head coach Luke Fickell is 2-3 against ranked teams this season.

    The Game
    It's Ohio State vs. Michigan.

    The Scene
    The Buckeyes and the Wolverines will meet for the 108th time Saturday at Michigan Stadium in Ann Arbor, Michigan, in a 12 noon game that will be televised nationally by ABC. Ohio State is 6-5 overall and 3-4 in the Big Ten Conference Leaders Division. Michigan is 9-2 overall and 5-2 in the Legends Division.

    One & Done…at Least This Year
    The Ohio State/Michigan game will always be the regular season finale for both teams. When the Big Ten moved to its divisional format and split Ohio State and Michigan into separate divisions, the thought of the two teams meeting in the regular season final and then meeting again a week later in the Big Ten championship game was a trending topic. The teams will meet once this year. That's because…

    Back-to-Back Buckeye Ls
    Ohio State was 6-3 and in control of its Leaders fate three weeks ago, but it has dropped two consecutive games to fall out of the championship picture. Michigan can actually tie Michigan State for first-place in the Legends – it would need a Spartans loss against Northwestern as well – but Michigan State will head to Indianapolis (against the winner of the Penn State at Wisconsin game) by virtue of its 28-14 win over UM in October.

  • Go Bucks!  Go Bucks!  Go Bucks!

    Jody Victor