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This week is rivalry week in college football. That means you get a lot of awesome games with cool names like “The Iron Bowl” (Alabama-Auburn) and “The Holy War” (BYU-Utah). But only one of these rivalry games can claim an actual war in the history of its geographic region.
That’s the Michigan Wolverines vs. the Ohio State Buckeyes, or “The Game,” as it’s called. There’s a reason ESPN Classic is running a marathon of past tOSU-UM games today.
(Well maybe two rivalries can claim actual battles: Kansas-Mizzou, given the abolitionist vs. slave state skirmishes known as “Bleeding Kansas,” in the 1850s.
Because I’m a history dork who loves things with names like “The War of Jenkins Ear,” “The Era of Good Feelings” and “Merkle’s Boner.”…Let me tell you about the boundary war, well it was kind of a war, over the Toledo Strip between Michigan and Ohio, and the “Frostbitten Convention” that ended it.
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Urban Meyer has done a fantastic job in his first year with the Buckeyes leading them to an undefeated season heading into their final game of the season. And it’s an absolute monster as usual taking on their arch rivals in the Michigan Wolverines. Especially when you factor in that despite the potential undefeated season they are bowl ineligible due to serving the punishment for...
COLUMBUS, Ohio Denard Robinson was a jack of all trades in the first quarter Saturday against Ohio State.
Robinson lined up at quarterback in the shotgun formation on Michigans first play from scrimmage, and eluded penetration to gallop for 38 yards around right end.
Nicknamed Shoelaces for regularly losing his cleats, which he does not tie, Robinson was true to form on that run...
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Denard Robinson broke this massive 67-yard touchdown run to give Michigan the lead with less than a minute to go in the half. Shoelace broke through two would be tacklers and then was off to the races and no one came close to him afterwards. Denard has 124 yards on 6 carries and will look to add to his totals after the half.
Last week, the Michigan Wolverines debuted a new, exciting offensive scheme.
Why didn't they use it against Ohio State?
Against Iowa, Devin Gardner spent most of the game at quarterback, with Denard Robinson at his new superback slot. Robinson lined up at running back, slot receiver and took some direct snaps in the shotgun.
Robinson was the focus of the Hawkeyes defense...
Urban Meyer is a master motivator and one hell of a coach, in my opinion.
Due to NCAA sanctions preventing a post-season, the Ohio State Buckeyes have quietly gone undefeated. The Buckeyes do have something to play for on Saturday though, as their annual showdown with the Michigan Wolverines is upon them.
Meyer took time out of his busy schedule to address the “Earl Bruce Beat...
Ohio State Buckeyes vs. Michigan Wolverines
November 24, 2012
Ohio State 37
Ohio State vs. Notre Dame. The game that will never be.
Ohio State 34
A perfect season for Urban Meyer and the Buckeyes, but a shame these Bucks won't be able to see how...
Denard Robinson is gonna be one hell of a playmaker when he goes to the pros next year. In the last game of the regular season, the Michigan Wolverines quarterback showed what he can do with his legs once again, as he scampered for a 67-yard touchdown run to end the half with a lead over the Ohio State Buckeyes in a big rivalry game on Saturday.
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One of college football's greatest rivalries will be renewed today when the undefeated Ohio State Buckeyes play host to the Michigan Wolverines. As you can see, things got a little chippy between the two teams during the pregame. It should make for a fantastic Big 10 contest.