#4 Ohio State (11-0, 7-0) vs. #19 Michigan (8-3, 6-1)
Saturday, Nov. 24, 2012 – Noon ET
Ohio Stadium (102,329)
Television: ABC will televise the game with Sean McDonough and Chris Spielman in booth and Quint Kessinich on the sidelines. Radio: WBNS (FM 97.1 The Fan) is the fl agship station for the 73-station Ohio State radio network. The Urban Meyer 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 nationwide on Sirius channel 91 and XM channel 91.
FIRST AND 10
Ohio State has wins in eight of the last 10 games in the series.
Michigan defeated Ohio State last year in Michigan Stadium, 40-34.
Members of Ohio State’s 2002 national championship team will be recognized between the first and second quarters on the 10-year anniversary of their historic season.
John Simon has 14.5 TFLs, 9.0 sacks and is this week’s Big Ten defensive player of the week.
Corey Brown’s 68-yard punt return touchdown vs. Wisconsin, his second punt return TD of the season, netted him Big Ten special team’s player of the week honors.
Twenty-one Ohio State seniors will be experiencing their last game as players in Ohio Stadium.
Urban Meyer, the 24th head coach in Ohio State football history, is 115-23 in his 11th season as a head coach.
Meyer has guided six of his 11 teams to 10-or-more win seasons.
Brady Hoke is in his second year at Michigan (19-5) and is in his 10th year as a collegiate head coach (64-55).
Ohio State is playing its 100th season in the Big Ten conference, having joined the league in 1912 and playing its first season of Big Ten football in 1913.
THE GREAT WEEK
One of the great weeks in all of sports is upon us with the 109th meeting between the Ohio State Buckeyes and the Michigan Wolverines set to take place at 12 noon Saturday in what will be a swollen, Ohio Stadium and where the school record crowd of 106,102 will certainly be threatened. The game will close out the first season of the Urban Meyer era and his Buckeyes, at 11-0 and 7-0 in the Big Ten Leaders Division, are seeking to become only the sixth team in 123 years of Ohio State football to finish unbeaten and untied. Michigan is 8-3 overall and 6-1 in the Big Ten Legends Division.
ABC will televise the game to a national audience with Sean McDonough, Chris Spielman and Quint Kessinich describing the action.