It took 10 years, two coaches and five rushing touchdowns from Hassan Haskins, but Michigan finally got back over the hump and beat Ohio State on Saturday, picking up a 42-27 win in Ann Arbor.
The win, coach Jim Harbaugh’s first against Ohio State since taking over as the coach of his alma mater in 2015, sends Michigan to the Big Ten title game for the first time in Harbaugh’s tenure. It’s also Michigan’s first win over Ohio State since 2011.
It was a defense and run-game oriented plan of attack for the Wolverines, who amassed 297 rushing yards and 7.2 yards per carry as well as four sacks and eight tackles for loss. The way Ohio State has a three-headed monster receiving corps of Jaxon Smith-Njigba, Chris Olave and Garrett Wilson, Michigan employed something similar with its ground game.
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Hassan Haskins got most of the work, totaling 28 carries for 169 yards and five scores, but Blake Corum and quarterback JJ McCarthy also picked up key yards and first downs on the ground as well.
While the Wolverines’ defensive front gave up 458 total yards, they forced two fumbles and sacked CJ Stroud four times, including three times on fourth down. The Buckeyes also didn’t help themselves and racked up 10 penalties for 66 yards, including five false starts on offense and a pass interference call on defense.
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Offensively, Ohio State quarterback CJ Stroud went 34-of-49 with 394 yards and two touchdowns, while Jaxon Smith-Njigba and Garrett Wilson both had over 100 yards receiving. The Buckeyes struggled to run it however, averaging just 2.1 yards per carry, while only going 8-for-18 on third down.
Michigan will now advance to the Big Ten title game where the Wolverines await the winner of Wisconsin-Minnesota, while Ohio State will look to try and make a New Years’ Six bowl to close out its season.
Sporting News tracked live updates and highlights throughout this marquee Big Ten rivalry game. Follow below for more coverage.
Ohio State vs. Michigan score
Ohio State vs. Michigan live updates, highlights from ‘The Game’
Final: Michigan 42, Ohio State 27
3:35 p.m.: Ohio State turns it over on downs and the Wolverines will enter victory formation and kneel it out to advance to the Big Ten title game.
3:33 p.m.: David Ojabo gets home and gets the sack of Stroud on third-and-5 for a loss of 13. Ohio State calls a timeout with 1:05 left in the game.
3:31 p.m.: Stroud hits Wilson for gains of 16 yards and then 5 yards. On second down he looks for Olave, but it falls incomplete. Third-and-5 from the OSU 46 with 1:17 left.
3:28 p.m.: TOUCHDOWN MICHIGAN. It’s the Hassan Haskins show in Ann Arbor. A run of 27 yards sets up the eventual 4-yard touchdown. Michigan 42, Ohio State 27 with 2:17 left in the game.
3:26 p.m.: Ohio State takes its first timeout of the half after a pickup of 11 by Haskins puts Michigan at the Ohio State 31 with 3:00 left in the game.
3:24 p.m.: Hassan Haskins takes it for gains of 15 yards and the 6 yards. Now second-and-4 from the Ohio State 42 with just unver 3:30 left to play and counting.
3:19 p.m.: TOUCHDOWN OHIO STATE. Talk about converting on fourth down. Stroud hits TreVeyon Henderson out of the backfield for a touchdown reception on fourth-and-5. Michigan 35, Ohio State 27 with 4:45 left to play following a 13-play, 75-yard drive.
3:18 p.m.: Stroud hits Wilson for 15 yards on third down. Now fourth-and-5.
3:17 p.m.: An amazing running play by Stroud that resulted in a touchdown is wiped off the board on an offensive holding. Instead, the Buckeyes are driven back 10 yards. Now second-and-20 from the Michigan 25 but it falls incomplete.
3:16 p.m.: Ohio State converts on fourth down and the Buckeyes move up to the 15 yard line.
3:15 p.m.: With 5:50 remaining, Michigan calls a timeout as Ohio State is looking at fourth-and-7 from the Michigan 24.
3:14 p.m.: On second down, Ohio State fumbles it on the snap but CJ Stroud recovers it for a loss of 4 before TreVeyon Henderson takes it for seven yards on third down.
3:08 p.m.: Olave hauls in a 40-yard pass leaping high over his defender. Buckeyes now at the Michigan 38. Absolutely mossed the Michigan defensive back and Ohio State could be within range to strike back.
3:07 p.m.: Ohio State takes over at the 25 after a touchback on the kickoff following the Michigan touchdown.
3:02 p.m.: TOUCHDOWN MICHIGAN. Haskins is in the end zone for the fourth time today, this one putting Michigan back up by two scores. Michigan 35, Ohio State 20 with 9:14 left in the game.
3:01 p.m.: Blake Corum picks up 9 and and it’s now second-and-1 from the 5. Followed up by a Haskins run for 3 yards to the Ohio State 2.
3:00 p.m.: A killer penalty against Ohio State, as the Buckeyes get hit for defensive pass interference. Now first-and-10 from the 14 for the Wolverines.
2:58 p.m.: Michigan committing to the run early here in the fourth quarter. Runs of 8 and 6 yards for Haskins for another first down. First-and-10 from the Ohio State 37 as the Wolverines appear to be marching.
2:57 p.m.: McNamara takes off and runs for 9 for the first down and then Ohio State gets hit for a defensive penalty. Now first-and-10 from their own 48 for the Wolverines.
2:55 p.m.: Michigan takes over at its own 34 following the touchdown and a nice return. Have to think the Wolverines need a score of any type on this drive.
2:48 p.m.: TOUCHDOWN OHIO STATE. TreVeyon Henderson punches it in from 1 yard out and now things are getting interesting. Michigan 28, Ohio State 20 with 14:05 left in the game. That was a 17 play, 82 yard drive for the Buckeyes.
2:48 p.m.: TreVeyon Henderson gains 4 on the play. Ohio State threatening now and on the 1-yard line as the Buckeyes try to make it a one-score game.
2:47 p.m.: Ryan Day keeps the offense on the field and Stroud completes it to Smith-Njigba for 10 yards and an easy first down. Now first-and-goal from the 5 for the Buckeyes.
End quarter 3: Michigan 28, Ohio State 13
2:42 p.m.: It’s third-and-5 for Ohio State from the Michigan 16 with three seconds left in the third and Miyan Williams is quickly met near the line of scrimmage. It’ll be fourth-and-4 from the Michigan 15 for Ryan Day’s squad to start the fourth.
2:41 p.m.: The call is upheld, so it’s a gain of 26 for the Buckeyes as they near the red zone with under a minute left in the quarter.
2:38 p.m.: Smith-Njigba seems to haul it in on third-and-19 on an incredibly impressive grab for a gain of 26 to the Michigan 21, but it’s currently under further review.
2:37 p.m.: Miyan Williams is tackled for a loss on second down and now it’s third-and-19.
2:36 p.m.: Aidan Hutchinson again gets to Stroud and sacks him. His third of the game and now the most in a single season in Michigan history. Second-and-15 upcoming.
2:35 p.m.: On third-and-5, Ohio State converts as Stroud hits Wilson for 9 yards to the Michigan 38.
2:34 p.m.: Ohio State gets flagged for its fifth false start of the game. Now second-and-9 from the Ohio State 49.
2:32 p.m.: Following the Michigan touchdown, Ohio State is looking at third-and-3 from its 37 and Stroud hits Smith-Njigba for 11 yards to the OSU 48.
2:27 p.m.: TOUCHDOWN MICHIGAN. Things are quickly going in Michigan’s favor. Another touchdown for Haskins, his third of the game. Michigan 28, Ohio State 13 with 5:49 left in the third.
2:26 p.m.: Following an unsportsmanlike conduct penalty against Ohio State, it’s first-and-goal for Michigan from inside the 1.
2:24 p.m.: McNamara hits Mike Sainristil for another 34 yards to the Ohio State 7 and Michigan looks primed to make it a two-score game.
2:22 p.m.: JJ McCarthy hits Roman Wilson for 31 yards to the Ohio State 41 and Michigan is driving.
2:22 p.m.: McNamara hits Donovan Edwards out of the backfield for 6 yards as Edwards hauls it in with one hand. Brings up second-and-4.
2:17 p.m.: On third-and-9, Aidan Hutchinson picks up his second sack of the day and drops Stroud for a loss of 3. Ohio State about to punt it away the Wolverines take over at the 22.
2:15 p.m.: Stroud hits Wilson for passes of 15 and 6 yards, but following another false start, the Buckeyes are looking at second-and-10 from their own 42.
2:14 p.m.: TreVeyon Henderson picks up 11 yards on first down following the penalty. Second-and-9 for the Buckeyes.
2:14 p.m.: Following the Michigan score, Ohio State takes over at its 25.
2:09 p.m.: TOUCHDOWN MICHIGAN. Hassan Haskins with his second rushing touchdown of the game and it extends Michigan’s lead. Michigan 21, Ohio State 13 after a three-play, 81 yard drive that took just 1:15.
2:08 p.m.: Corum again, this time for 55 yards all the way down to the Ohio State 13 and the first down. Michigan primed to score here coming out of halftime.
2:07 p.m.: Michigan’s first play of the second half is a big one, as Blake Corum takes it for 13 yards. First down at the 32.
2:05 p.m.: Ohio State quickly goes three-and-out to open the second quarter as TreVeyon Henderson is tackled for a loss. The Buckeyes punt it away and Michigan takes over at its own 19.
2:03 p.m.: The second half kick is fair caught in the end zone. Ohio State will start this half at its own 25.
Halftime: Michigan 14, Ohio State 13
1:42 p.m.: FIELD GOAL OHIO STATE. Ruggles hits a 30-yarder to make it a one-point lead for Michigan as halftime approaches. Michigan 14, Ohio State 13 heading into halftime. Ohio State will receive the second half kickoff.
1:37 p.m.: On third-and-17 from the 17, Stroud completes it to Smith-Njigba for 4 yards to the 13. Ryan Day keeps the offense on the field as Michigan calls a timeout with 10 seconds left.
1:35 p.m.: Stroud hits Olave for 9 the first down and follows that up with a 15 yard completion to Smith-Njigba and Ohio State is officially in the red zone.
1:34 p.m.: Another false start for Ohio State, the Buckeyes’ third of the day. Drives them back 5 yards on second down and then an incompletion sets up third-and-6 from the Michigan 44.
1:33 p.m.: On third-and-5, Stroud hits Jaxon Smith-Njigba for 8 yards and the first. Ohio State now across midfield to the Michigan 48.
1:28 p.m.: TOUCHDOWN MICHIGAN. Haskins punches it in as Michigan retakes the lead after eating up 5:13 of clock. Michigan 14, Ohio State 10 with 3:51 left in the second.
1:27 p.m.: On second-and-8 from the 39, McNamara makes a big boy throw and hits Cornelius Johnson in stride on a dime for 37 to put Michigan at the 1.
1:25 p.m.: After the timeout, Harbaugh sticks with it and keeps the offense on the field and it pays off. Hassan Haskins takes it 2 yards for the first and it’s now first-and-10 for the Wolverines from Ohio State’s 41.
1:23 p.m.: On fourth-and-1, Michigan calls a timeout with 5:30 left in the first half. The indication seemed to be Jim Harbaugh was going to keep the offense on the field.
1:21 p.m.: McNamara hits Luke Schoonmaker for 9 yards and Michigan is at the Ohio State 43 to bring up fourth-and-1.
1:18 p.m.: Michigan quickly gets to third-and-3 but the Wolverines convert as McNamara hits Cornelius Johnson for 11 yards to the Michigan 36.
1:13 p.m.: TOUCHDOWN OHIO STATE. The Buckeyes take the lead for the first time today. Stroud hits Garrett Wilson in the end zone on a ridiculous catch to cap off a 1:39 drive. Ohio State 10, Michigan 7 with 9:12 left in the second quarter.
1:13 p.m.: After a loss on first down, Stroud hits Jaxon Smith-Njigba for 23 yards to the Michigan 25.
1:11 p.m.: CJ Stroud hits Garrett Wilson for 10 yards to cross midfield and now to the Michigan 46 with 10:22 left in the second quarter.
1:05 p.m.: Michigan is quickly looking at third-and-7 from its own 13 but McNamara’s pass falls incomplete. The Wolverines will punt it away on their first three-and-out. Ohio State takes over at its own 43 following the punt.
1:01 p.m.: Stroud’s pass on third-and-9 from the 50 falls incomplete. The Buckeyes will punt it away and Michigan takes over at its own 10.
12:59 p.m.: TreVeyon Henderson peels off another big run, this one for 25 and Ohio State is up to the 49.
12:58 p.m.: On second-and-7, Ohio State gets hit for its second false start of the day and is driven back five. Second-and-12 from the 16 upcoming for the Buckeyes.
12:57 p.m.: A brutal penalty against the Wolverines on the punt for kick-catch interference. Ohio State moves up 15 yards and is now at its own 18.
12:55 p.m.: On third-and-7, McNamara’s pass falls incomplete. Michigan’s first failure to conver on third down so far today. Wolverines will punt it away and Ohio State takes over at its own 3.
End quarter 1: Michigan 7, Ohio State 3
12:54 p.m.: Michigan’s first quarter lead against Ohio State is a rare one.
12:51 p.m.: The final play of the first quarter goes for no gain as McNamara tries a pass behind the line of scrimmage. It’ll be third-and-7 for the Wolverines from Ohio State’s 45 to start the second quarter.
12:50 p.m.: JJ McCarthy enters at quarterback as well for Michigan to add to the running game. He quickly takes it on a QB keeper, scrambles for 6 and gets a first down.
12:49 p.m.: Blake Corum has entered the game as well for the Wolverines, giving them another option out of the backfield. His first run goes for 5.
12:48 p.m.: Another third down, another Hassan Haskins run, another conversion. This one for 8 yards to the Michigan 41 as the Wolverines near midfield.
12:47 p.m.: Michigan takes over at its own 25 following the Ohio State field goal.
12:43 p.m.: FIELD GOAL OHIO STATE. The Buckeyes get on the board following the sack on third down. Noah Ruggles easily splits the uprights on the 31-yarder and Ohio State answers with a score of its own. Michigan 7, Ohio State 3 with 3:36 left in the first.
12:42 p.m.: Aidan Hutchinson sacks CJ Stroud on third down for a loss of 6. Ryan Day brings out the field goal unit for a 31-yarder.
12:42 p.m.: On third-and-goal from the 3, Ohio State gets called for a false start and driven back five yards to the 8. Still third down.
12:39 p.m: In the red zone, Ohio State picks up a first down. Miyan Williams takes it for 7 to set Ohio State up at the 5 and in prime position to get a score of its own.
12:38 p.m.: TreVeyon Henderson does what he does so well, sheds tackles and picks up yards after contact. Henderson takes it for 28, across midfield and right outside the red zone to the Michigan 21.
12:37 p.m.: On first-and-10 from the 34, Chris Olave hauls it in for 9 to the OSU 43 as the Buckeyes near midfield for the first time today.
12:33 p.m.: INTERCEPTION OHIO STATE. Bryson Shaw picks it off and quickly stifles any momentum Michigan had. Returns it to the Ohio State 22 where the Buckeyes will take over.
12:32 p.m.: McNamara hits Roman Wilson for 24 yards following the OSU three-and-out. Michigan now inside the red zone at the OSU 15.
12:30 p.m.: On third-and-9 from their own 5, Ohio State can’t convert as the ball intended for Garrett Wilson falls incomplete. They’ll punt it away and Michigan takes back over at the Ohio State 39 following a 39-yard return from Henning.
12:29 p.m.: Ohio State trots onto the field for its opening drive. The Buckeyes will begin the game at their own 4 yard line.
12:25 p.m.: TOUCHDOW MICHIGAN. A.J. Henning carries it for 14 yards and the score. The Wolverines punch it in on their opening possession and take nearly five minutes off the clock. Michigan 7, Ohio State 0 after a 10-play, 75-yard drive.
12:24 p.m.: Another nice run for Haskins, this one for 17. His second double-digit run of the quarter. Michigan marches to the Ohio State 14.
12:20 p.m.: Michigan quarterback Cade McNamara hits AJ Henning for 9 yards on a nice little screen play. Michigan up to the Ohio State 31 and the Wolverines call a timeout with 10:53 left in the first.
12:19 p.m.: Michigan is 2-for-2 so far on third downs. This one on another rush by Haskins for two yards. Michigan now on the Ohio State 40.
12:17 p.m.: First third down of the game is a third-and-2 from the Michigan 33. Hassan Haskins peels off a 16-yard run to set up a first down for the Wolverines near midfield.
12:15 p.m.: The opening kick is fair caught. Michigan starts the game with the ball at its own 25.
12:13 p.m.: Snow is falling in Ann Arbor. We’ll see how that factors in. But what we do know is Ohio State has won the toss and defered. Michigan starts this iteration of ‘The Game’ with the ball.
Ohio State vs. Michigan start time
- Date: Saturday, Nov. 27
- Kickoff: 12 p.m. ET
As has been tradition, the Ohio State-Michigan game will kickoff at noon ET at Michigan Stadium in Ann Arbor, Michigan, on Saturday.
What channel is Ohio State vs. Michigan on today?
- TV channel (national): Fox
- Live stream: Fox Sports app, fuboTV
The latest edition of “The Game” will be carried by Fox as part of the program’s “Big Noon Kickoff.” Gus Johnson and Joel Klatt will be on the call, with Jenny Taft reporting from the sidelines.
Ohio State football schedule 2021
|at Minnesota||Sept. 2||Ohio State 45, Minnesota 31|
|vs. No. 12 Oregon||Sept. 11||Oregon 35, Ohio State 28|
|vs. Tulsa||Sept. 18||Ohio State 41, Tulsa 20|
|vs. Akron||Sept. 25||Ohio State 59, Akron 7|
|at Rutgers||Oct. 2||Ohio State 52, Rutgers 13|
|vs. Maryland||Oct. 9||Ohio State 66, Maryland 17|
|at Indiana||Oct. 23||Ohio State 54, Indiana 7|
|vs. Penn State||Oct. 30||Ohio State 33, Penn State 24|
|at Nebraska||Nov. 6||Ohio State 26, Nebraska 17|
|vs. Purdue||Nov. 13||Ohio State 59, Purdue 31|
|vs. No. 7 Michigan State||Nov. 20||Ohio State 56, Michigan State 7|
|at Michigan||Nov. 27||—|
Michigan football schedule 2021
|vs. Western Michigan||Sept. 4||Michigan 47, Western Michigan 14|
|vs. Washington||Sept. 11||Michigan 31, Washington 10|
|vs. Northern Illinois||Sept. 18||Michigan 63, Northern Illinois 10|
|vs. Rutgers||Sept. 25||Michigan 20, Rutgers 13|
|at Wisconsin||Oct. 2||Michigan 38, Wisconsin 17|
|at Nebraska||Oct. 9||Michigan 32, Nebraska 29|
|vs. Northwestern||Oct. 23||Michigan 33, Northwestern 7|
|at No. 8 Michigan State||Oct. 30||Michigan State 37, Michigan 33|
|vs. Indiana||Nov. 6||Michigan 29, Indiana 7|
|at Penn State||Nov. 13||Michigan 21, Penn State 17|
|at Maryland||Nov. 20||Michigan 59, Maryland 18|
|vs. Ohio State||Nov. 27||—|