Michigan and Ohio State will play for the 108th time on Saturday at the Big House. The game will kickoff at noon and be televised on espn. For a complete preview of The Game click here: Michigan – Ohio State Game Preview. For the extra points just keep reading.
Michigan leads the all-time series 57-44-6
Michigan ranks 2nd nationally in red zone defense and they have forced a conference leading 26 turnovers.
Michigan ranks 12th nationally and 2nd in the Big Ten in rushing offense.
The Wolverines rank 2nd in the Big Ten in scoring offense and scoring defense.
Michigan has outscored their opponents 111-35 in the 4th quarter.
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, Michigan center David Molk is having an All-American caliber season.
In U-M’s last two games, Ryan Van Bergen has notched 3.5 sacks and 5 TFLs. He has a career best 1o TFLs this season.
JT loyd is tied for the Big Ten lead with 10 passes defended (8 PBUs and 2 INTs).
Michigan has 3 of the B1G’s top 10 players in forced fumbles (Jordan Kovacs, Thomas Gordon and Floyd Simmons).
Michigan has been flagged for just 46 penalties which ranks 2nd in the B1G and 12th nationally.
There are 30 teams eligible for a BCS Bowl, Michigan is one of 8 teams in the running for an at large bid.
Junior DE Craig Roh has started a team leading 36 consecutive games.
Denard Robinson is the reigning Big Ten Offensive Player of the Week. He has received six career Big Ten Conference weekly honors, the third-highest total in Big Ten history.
Robinson ranks 5th in the Big Ten in rushing, Fitzgerald Toussaint ranks 6th.
Robinson (993 yards) and Toussaint (891 yards) could become the first Michigan duo to post 1,000 yards rushing in the same season since 1975 when Gordon Bell (1,388) and Rob Lytle (1,030).
ESPN’s accuscore projects Michigan to win 27-23, Teamrankings.com has Michigan winning 31-31.
In Big Ten play, U-M ranks 2nd in point differential (+121) and has allowed the 2nd-fewest points (121 points) and scored the 2nd-most points (242 points).
Denard Robinson currently leads the B1G in total offense and is vying to become the first player since Drew Brees to lead the conference in total offense in back-to-back seasons.
Denard Robinson on preparing for The Game: “Everybody on this team has a glimmer in their eye when getting ready to play this one. We have to take it one game at a time, and now we are to this big game and everyone is just getting ready and preparing for it.”
Here are some highlights from the 2003 game which was the last time Michigan beat Ohio State
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