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Ohio State vs. Michigan live score, updates, highlights from 2021 rivalry ‘The Game’



Ohio State-Michigan is still considered a rivalry, to hell with the competitive balance. The Buckeyes have won all but two of the meetings between the two schools since 2001 and current Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh has yet to beat Ohio State in his six years since taking office at his alma mater.

But this could finally be your chance to overcome that hurdle. The Wolverines are 10-1 and are currently ranked No. 5 in the latest college football playoff rankings. Much of that is due to the strong quarterback play of Cade McNamara and JJ McCarthy, as well as running back Hassan Haskins, who ranks third in the Big Ten in both rushing yards and rushing touchdowns.

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Corn and blue have also received help from their defense when they have needed it. They rank in the top 10 in scoring defense (7th, 16.27 points per game), total defense (9th, 306.6 yards per game) and are one of the best teams defending on third down (10th, 31.7 percent conversion rate allowed).

Even if it’s Harbaugh and Michigan’s best chance to get over the hurdle, it still won’t be easy. Ohio State has one of the most prolific offenses in the nation, ranking first in total offense (559.9 yards per game), first in scoring offense (47.2 points per game) while converting 53.9 percent of third down attempts and he scores on 92 percent of his trips to the red zone.

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The Buckeyes can win in many ways too, with wide receivers Chris Olave, Garrett Wilson and Jaxon Smith-Njigba, as well as running back TreVeyon Henderson, all with the ability to serve as focal points and catalysts for the offense.

Both Ohio State and Michigan are 10-1 this season, although Michigan’s loss came to conference foe Michigan State. That means if the Wolverines want to play for their first Big Ten title under Jim Harbaugh, they will have to beat Ohio State, whose only loss is to Pac-12 powerhouse Oregon.

This iteration of “The Game” has some of the biggest implications of any recent memory and could go a long way toward solidifying Jim Harbaugh’s job security.

Sporting News is tracking the live updates and highlights of this Big Ten rivalry game. Follow below for more coverage.

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Ohio State vs. Michigan Live Updates, ‘The Game’ Highlights

1:11 pm: CJ Stroud hits Garrett Wilson for 10 yards to cross midfield and now at Michigan’s 46th with 10:22 left in the second quarter.

1:05 pm: Michigan is quickly looking at third and 7 from its own 13, but McNamara’s pass falls incomplete. The Wolverines will drive him away in his first three and eliminated. Ohio State takes over on its own 43 after punt.

1:01 pm: Stroud’s pass at third and 9 from 50 falls incomplete. The Buckeyes will push him away and Michigan will take over on its own 10.

12:59 pm: TreVeyon Henderson takes off another great race, this one for 25 and Ohio State is up to 49.

12:58 pm: At second and 7, Ohio State takes a hit for its second false start of the day and is five behind. Second and 12 of the next 16 for the Buckeyes.

12:57 pm: A brutal penalty against the Wolverines on the punt for kick-catch interference. Ohio State advances 15 yards and is now at its own 18.

12:55 pm: At third and 7, McNamara’s pass falls incomplete. Michigan’s first failure to converge on a third down so far. Wolverines will drive him away and Ohio State will take over on his own 3.

Final Quarter 1: Michigan 7, Ohio State 3

12:54 pm: Michigan’s first-quarter lead against Ohio State is rare.

12:51 pm: The last play of the first quarter is no-win as McNamara attempts a pass behind the line of scrimmage. It will be third and 7 for the Ohio State 45 Wolverines to start the second quarter.

12:50 pm: JJ McCarthy also enters as a quarterback for Michigan to join the running game. He quickly takes it to a QB keeper, fights for the 6, and gets a first down.

12:49 pm: Blake Corum has also come into the game for the Wolverines, giving them another option outside of the backfield. His first run is 5.

12:48 pm: Another third down, another Hassan Haskins run, another conversion. This one for 8 yards to Michigan 41 as the Wolverines approach midfield.

12:47 pm: Michigan takes over at its own 25 after Ohio State’s field goal.

12:43 pm: FIELD TARGET STATE OF OHIO. The Buckeyes take the board after the third down capture. Noah Ruggles easily splits uprights at 31 yards and Ohio State responds with a score of its own. Michigan 7, Ohio State 3 with 3:36 remaining in the first.

12:42 pm: Aidan Hutchinson catches CJ Stroud in third down for a loss of 6. Ryan Day pulls the field goal drive for a 31-yard drive.

12:42 pm: On third and goal from 3, Ohio State receives a penalty for a false start and falls back five yards to 8. It is still third down.

12:39 pm: In the red zone, Ohio State gets a first down. Miyan Williams takes it by 7 to put Ohio State at 5 and in a prime position to score his own.

12:38 pm: TreVeyon Henderson does what he does so well, throwing tackles and racking up yards after contact. Henderson takes it by 28, crossing the midfield and just outside the red zone to Michigan 21.

12:37 pm: At first and 10 from 34, Chris Olave leads 9 at OSU 43 as the Buckeyes approach midfield for the first time today.

12:33 pm: INTERCEPTION OF THE STATE OF OHIO. Bryson Shaw takes it out and quickly stifles whatever momentum Michigan had. He returns him to Ohio State 22, where the Buckeyes will take over.

12:32 pm: McNamara hits Roman Wilson for 24 yards after OSU’s 3-pointer. Michigan now within the red zone at OSU 15.

12:30 pm: At third and 9 from its own 5, Ohio State cannot convert as the ball destined for Garrett Wilson falls incomplete. They will clear it and Michigan will take over at Ohio State 39 after a 39-yard return from Henning.

12:29 pm: Ohio State enters the field for its first drive. The Buckeyes will start the game at their own 4-yard line.

12:25 pm: TOUCHDOW MICHIGAN. AJ Henning carries it for 14 yards and the score. The Wolverines hit him on his starting possession and take nearly five minutes off the clock. Michigan 7, Ohio State 0 after a 10-play 75-yard drive.

12:24 pm: Another hot streak for Haskins is 17. His second double-digit streak of the fourth. Michigan marches to the state of Ohio 14.

12:20 pm: Michigan quarterback Cade McNamara hits AJ Henning for 9 yards on a small screen. Michigan through Ohio State 31 and the Wolverines call a timeout with 10:53 remaining in the first.

12:19 pm: Michigan is 2 of 2 so far on third down. This one on another Haskins run for two yards. Michigan now at Ohio State 40.

12:17 pm: The first third down of the game is a third and 2 from Michigan 33. Hassan Haskins takes off a 16-yard run to set up a first down for the Wolverines near midfield.

12:15 pm: The kickoff is received fairly. Michigan begins the game with the ball at its own 25.

12:13 pm: It’s snowing in Ann Arbor. We will see how that influences. But what we do know is that Ohio State won the draw and defeated. Michigan begins this iteration of ‘The Game’ with the ball.

Ohio State vs. Michigan start time

  • Date: Saturday, November 27
  • Kick off: 12 pm ET

As has been tradition, the Ohio State-Michigan game will begin at noon ET at Michigan Stadium in Ann Arbor, Michigan, on Saturday.

What channel is Ohio State vs. Michigan today?

  • Television channel (national): Fox
  • Live broadcast: Fox Sports app, fuboTV

Fox will present the latest edition of “The Game” as part of the show’s “Big Noon Kickoff.” Gus Johnson and Joel Klatt will be on the call, and Jenny Taft will report from the bench.

2021 Ohio State Soccer Schedule

Adversary Date Score
in Minnesota September 2 Ohio State 45, Minnesota 31
vs. No. 12 Oregon 11 of September Oregon 35, Ohio State 28
against Tulsa September 18 Ohio State 41, Tulsa 20
against Akron September 25th Ohio State 59, Akron 7
at Rutgers October 2nd Ohio State 52, Rutgers 13
against Maryland October 9 Ohio State 66, Maryland 17
in indiana October 23 Ohio State 54, Indiana 7
against Penn State 30th of October Ohio State 33, Penn State 24
in nebraska November 6th Ohio State 26, Nebraska 17
against Purdue November 13 Ohio State 59, Purdue 31
vs. Michigan State No. 7 November 20 Ohio State 56, Michigan State 7
in Michigan November 27

2021 Michigan Soccer Schedule

Adversary Date Score
against western michigan 4th of September Michigan 47, West Michigan 14
against Washington 11 of September Michigan 31, Washington 10
against northern illinois September 18 Michigan 63, Northern Illinois 10
against Rutgers September 25th Michigan 20, Rutgers 13
in Wisconsin October 2nd Michigan 38, Wisconsin 17
in nebraska October 9 Michigan 32, Nebraska 29
vs. Northwest October 23 Michigan 33, Northwest 7
in the N. Michigan State # 8 30th of October Michigan State 37, Michigan 33
against Indiana November 6th Michigan 29, Indiana 7
at Penn State November 13 Michigan 21, Penn State 17
in Maryland November 20 Michigan 59, Maryland 18
against the state of Ohio November 27




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