Game Note, match details and live broadcasting information for the Big Ten college football clash between Ohio State and Michigan in Ann Arbor Saturday.
Things are still very open in the Big Ten East division, as there are three teams in the runnings for just one spot.
Both Michigan (9-2, 6-1 Big Ten) and Ohio State (10-1, 6-1 Big Ten) are still in the race make the Big Ten championship game and maybe the college football playoff, so there will be a lot on the line this weekend.
This is very good for the neutrals who follows college football.
Heading into Saturday’s game, the Buckeyes and the Wolverines are set for their 112th meeting, with the game to be televised live at Noon ET on ABC and WatchESPN.
This should be a very interesting encounter as both teams will need to just go all out for the win and then become the biggest fan of Iowa in the later kick-off with Michigan State.
The comparison table below – courtesy of the Buckeyes – will show that Ohio State has the better numbers coming into this game, despite not playing at its best.
The defending national champion is a 1-point favourite for this game against Michigan, with the game’s total setting at 46.5.
Let’s take a look and see what the Ohio State Athletics Communication Department has put together for us this week.
FIRST AND 10
- Ohio State can win the Big Ten East Division with a win Saturday and a Penn State victory over Michigan State.
- Ohio State had its 23-game win streak and record 30-game Big Ten win streak snapped Saturday vs. Michigan State.
- Ohio State leads the B1G in rushing (230.4) and pass efficiency (141.6) and ranks second in scoring (34.4), scoring defense (14.1) and opponent first downs (15.6).
- Ohio State’s defense allowed just 14.1 points
per game this season, the second-fewest in the FBS. Since the week 7 win over Penn State, the Buckeyes have surrendered just 10.2 ppg (51 total points), the fewest in the FBS.
- RB Ezekiel Elliott leads the Big Ten with 143.3 rushing yards per game in Big Ten play. He had an FBS-leading streak of 15 consecutive games with at least 100 yards rushing snapped Nov. 21 vs. MSU.
- Elliott is No. 3 on OSU’s all-time rushing list with 3,598 yards. Eddie George is second with 3,768.
- QB J.T. Barrett has accounted for a total of 15 TDs in his past 5 games (8 rushing, 7 passing).
- WR Michael Thomas has caught a pass in 27 consecutive games. He leads the team with 47 catches for 659 yards and 8 TDs.
- DE Joey Bosa leads the Big Ten with 12.5 TFL in Big Ten play.
- Urban Meyer is 3-0 in his career vs. Michigan as Ohio State’s coach.
- Ohio State will travel to Michigan in a 12 noon (EST) game Saturday at Michigan Stadium in the 112th edition of the greatest rivalry in sports. Ohio State is 10-1 overall and 6-1 in the Big Ten Conference East Division. Michigan enters the game with a 9-2 overall record and an identical 6-1 mark in the Big Ten East.
- The winner of Saturday’s game could represent the East division in the Big Ten championship game Dec. 5 in Indianapolis vs. Iowa, but only with a Penn State victory at Michigan State (3:30 p.m. ET, ESPN).
- ABC will televise the Ohio State-Michigan game to a national audience with Brad Nessler, Todd Black- ledge and Holly Rowe on the call.