In this game there was a lot up for grabs for both teams, a chance into the playoffs and a chance to play in the conference championship game. This game was filled with high intensity and it brought 110,000 people to the stadium.
Michigan put a lot of pressure on J.T. Barrett sacking him a total of 8 time, the Buckeyes sacked Wilton Speights only 2 times. Wilton Speights was back after missing last week with a shoulder injury, came back in a strong way throwing for 219 yards with 2 touchdowns. J.T. Barett struggled throwing the ball at times but used his feet a lot gaining 125 yards on 30 carries and tacking on a touchdown. Tyler Durbin missed two field goals early in the game and then came in clutch with a 23 yard field goal to put them into overtime. After Ohio State got the ball first they punched it in with J.T. Barrett from 7 yards out scoring on only 2 plays. The Wolverines came out and on 4th down and goal Wilton Speights completed a 5 yard touchdown to Amara Darboh that sent the game into double overtime. The Wolverines started fast but had to settle for a field goal from 37 yards out by Kenny Allen. The Buckeyes went for it on a key 4th down and 1 and converted it later led to a 15 yard run by Curtis Samuel. Ohio State will await the winner of the Penn State game to see if they will be playing in the Big 10 championship game. Michigan can not play in the Big 10 championship game after this loss moving to a 10-2 record on the year.
Key performances for Michigan:
Wilton Speights-23/36 for 219 yards and 2 touchdowns.
De’Veon Smith-21 carries for 60 yards
Amara Darboh-8 receptions for 68 yards and 1 touchdowns.
Key performances for Ohio State:
J.T. Barrett-15/32 for 124 yards passing and rushing had 30 carries for 125 yards and 1 touchdown.