The moment we have all been waiting for is finally here. It is officially Michigan vs. Ohio State week. Both programs enter The Game undefeated for a second straight season with a trip to Indianapolis and College Football Playoff hopes on the line. The stakes could not be higher for either team heading into Saturday’s matchup.
The excitement intensifies as we approach what could be recorded as the most historic game in the Ohio State vs. Michigan rivalry, with less than 24 hours remaining. Now, there have been other games that have received more attention than this one. The contest that comes to mind was in 2006, an anticipated matchup between No.1 ranked Ohio State and No.2 ranked Michigan. In what was pegged as the “Game of the Century.”
The Buckeyes emerged victorious with a final score of 42-39, showcasing an offensive showdown. Ohio State celebrated their first outright Big Ten championship since 1984, earning them a coveted spot in the BCS National Championship Game. Meanwhile, the Wolverines accepted an invitation to the Rose Bowl. Troy Smith, the talented Ohio State quarterback, claimed the prestigious Heisman Trophy that year.
The Michigan-Ohio State game at the Big House in Ann Arbor on Saturday at High Noon promises to be an epic clash with many storylines and national implications.
Michigan, ranked No. 3, is the opponent for Ohio State, ranked No. 2. However, the Wolverines have dominated the Buckeyes in the past two years with back-to-back blowout wins.
This matchup promises to be intense, setting the stage for the day’s remaining games. Prepare for a thrilling college football showdown with all the excitement you could hope for.
Here are three reasons we believe Ohio State can secure a close win over Michigan on Saturday.