NCAAF Game Recap - Ohio State at Michigan
Sat Nov 30, 2019 12:00 PM EST

TxAM
7
LSU
50
F
OHSt
56
Mich
27
F
Clem
38
SCar
3
F
UGA
52
GATec
7
F
Ala
45
Aub
48
F
Colo
15
Utah
45
F
Okla
34
OkSt
16
F
FlaSt
17
Fla
40
F
Wisc
38
Minn
17
F
Bayl
61
Kans
6
F
Rut
6
PSU
27
F
OreSt
10
Oreg
24
F
ND
45
Stan
24
F
Cin
24
Mem
34
F
Iowa
27
Neb
24
F
Boise
31
ColSt
24
F
App
48
Troy
13
F
VaTec
30
UVA
39
F
Navy
56
Hou
41
F
Ohio
52
Akr
3
F
WestMI
14
NIU
17
F
Miss
20
MisSt
21
F
Kent
34
E Mi
26
F
Toled
7
C Mi
49
F
BGSU
7
Buff
49
F
MiaOH
27
Ball
41
F
TxTch
24
Tex
49
F
Mizzu
24
Ark
14
F
WaSt
13
Wash
31
F
WVU
20
TCU
17
F
ArkSt
30
SoAl
34
F
SoFL
7
UCF
34
F
TxSt
21
CoCar
24
F
Tuls
49
ECU
24
F
NW
29
Ill
10
F
Ind
44
Purd
41
F(1OT)
FLInt
27
Marsh
30
F OT
Lou
13
KY
45
F
Wake
30
Syr
39
F OT
Wyo
6
AF
20
F
MidTN
26
W Ky
31
F
Char
38
OD
22
F
NMSt
28
Lib
49
F
UNLV
33
Nev
30
F OT
Rice
30
UTEP
16
F
UConn
17
Temp
49
F
UTSA
27
LaTec
41
F
BC
26
Pitt
19
F
MD
16
MSU
19
F
SMiss
17
FlAtl
34
F
MiaFL
17
Duke
27
F
Tul
20
SMU
37
F
UtSt
38
NM
25
F
UAB
26
NorTx
21
F
Vand
10
Tenn
28
F
GASt
10
GaSo
38
F
IASt
17
K St
27
F
UNC
41
NCSt
10
F
ULMon
30
ULLaf
31
F
BYU
3
SDSU
13
F
Ariz
14
AzSt
24
F
Cal
28
UCLA
18
F
Fres
16
SJSU
17
F
Army
31
Hawaii
52
F

Nov 30, 2019, 12:00 PM EST

Final

1

2

3

4

T

(2) Ohio State (12-0)

14

14

14

14

56

(10) Michigan (9-3)

13

3

3

8

27

No. 2 Ohio State beats No. 10 Michigan 56-27 for record run
Sat Nov 30, 2019 7:39 PM

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) Ohio State has turned what’s known as The Game into ITS Game, making one of the greatest rivalries in sports a one-sided series with little suspense.

Chasing a national championship, not simply beating the Wolverines, is how the Buckeyes measure a successful season.

And under first-year coach Ryan Day, they have put themselves in a position to potentially win it all for the second time since the 2014 season and third time this century.

J.K. Dobbins ran for four touchdowns and Justin Fields threw four TD passes, providing plenty of firepower for No. 2 Ohio State to rout No. 10 Michigan 56-27 Saturday for a school-record eighth straight win in the series.

“It feels great just to continue the legacy of this great Ohio State tradition,” defensive end Chase Young said. “We’re just going to try to keep it moving and keep it rolling next week.”

The Buckeyes (12-0, 9-0 Big Ten, No. 1 CFP) will head to the Big Ten championship game to face No. 13 Wisconsin next Saturday with a spot in the College Football Playoff in sight.

Fields will likely use the limited time to rest and test out braces to protect his left knee that was injured for a second straight week.

He went down in the third quarter and gingerly walked off the field to get evaluated in a tent behind Ohio State’s sideline. He came back in the game after a few plays and on the next snap, scrambled and threw a 30-yard touchdown pass to Garrett Wilson.

“It was a magical moment,” Day said. “I thought it was a Heisman moment.”

Fields has thrown 37 touchdown passes with only one interception and scored 10 more times rushing.

The sophomore quarterback said he aggravated a strained ligament, forcing him to use a bulky brace after starting the game with a smaller one, but didn’t consider staying out of the game.

“I wanted to show the team I was tough,” he said.

The Wolverines (9-3, 6-3, No. 13 CFP) will have to settle for a second- or third-tier bowl game after coach Jim Harbaugh fell to 0-5 in the rivalry, and the program lost to Ohio State for the 15th time in 16 years.

“It’s just kind of the same thing every year,” Michigan tight end Sean McKeon said. “It gets old, but you’ve just got to play better against them.

Harbaugh was asked if the difference between the teams was talent, preparation or coaching?

“I’ll answer your questions, but not your insults,” Harbaugh said to a reporter.

Michigan got off to a strong start, driving 75 yards on the opening drive and scoring on Giles Jackson’s 22-yard run.

The Wolverines, though, followed that up with the first of too many mistakes that doomed their chances of pulling off an upset as a heavy underdog. Quinn Nordin missed the extra point and less than a few minutes later, the Buckeyes took the lead for good.

Dobbins, who ran 211 yards on 31 carries, scored to put Ohio State ahead 7-6 midway through the first quarter.

Fields, who was 14 of 25 for 302 yards, connected on a 57-yard touchdown pass to Chris Olave late in the first quarter.

Michigan answered with Shea Patterson’s 25-yard TD pass to Donovan Peoples-Jones to pull within a point later in the opening quarter and couldn’t get closer.

The Buckeyes turned the game into a rout by outscoring Michigan 28-3 to earn a 42-16 cushion late in the third quarter when only the final score was in doubt.

During the pivotal surge, Patterson lost a fumble on an accurate, shotgun snap from the Ohio State 12 trailing by eight points midway through the second quarter.

“The turnover by myself was huge,” he said. “You can’t fumble the ball down there.”

Patterson was 18 of 43 for 305 yards with an interception late in the game. He completed 14 of 19 in the first half for 250 yards before the Buckeyes slowed down the one-dimensional offense.

Hassan Haskins had 78 yards rushing and ran for a TD and a 2-point conversion early in the fourth to cut Michigan’s deficit to 15 points.

Fields and Dobbins added late TDs, giving Ohio State 56 points a year after it scored 62 in a win over the Wolverines.

“You’re not gonna win ballgames when you’re letting up 50, 60 points,” defensive lineman Aidan Hutchinson acknowledged.

Patterson said Michigan’s locker room was very quiet after the game.

“There wasn’t too much talking going on,” he said. “Coach Harbaugh just told us to keep our composure.”

THE TAKEAWAY

Ohio State: The Buckeyes’ defense had issues for the first time this season, allowing a season-high 396 yards. Young also had a quiet day, but the defense he leads played better in the second half than first and the offense did the rest.

“They did a lot of doubles, triples, bringing the guard over to help,” Young said. “Everybody on the defense stepped up.”

Michigan: The Wolverines must figure out how to get better defensively to have any chance of making the rivalry competitive.

“We made some mistakes and they executed very well,” Harbaugh said.

HE SAID IT

“I know a few players on the team and I just know the things we do in terms of workouts and how serious we take it at Ohio State,” Fields said. “Talking to those guys and getting their perspective, I definitely see that we take it way more serious.”

POLL IMPLICATIONS

Ohio State could become the top-ranked team in The Associated Press poll after becoming No. 1 in CFP rankings earlier in the week. Michigan will fall back in the poll.

UP NEXT

Ohio State: The Buckeyes will have a rematch with Wisconsin, who they beat 38-7 about a month ago.

Michigan: Waits for its bowl bid.

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Passing

OHSt Att Cmp % TD-Pa Yds-Pa LgPa Int Rat
J. Fields 25 14 56.0 4 302 57 0 138.7
C. Chugunov 2 1 50.0 0 11 11 0 66.7
Mich Att Cmp % TD-Pa Yds-Pa LgPa Int Rat
S. Patterson 43 18 41.9 1 305 41 1 64.6

Rushing

OHSt Att Yds-Ru Avg LgRu TD-Ru
J. Dobbins 31 211 6.8 41 4
M. Teague III 12 29 2.4 5 0
Mich Att Yds-Ru Avg LgRu TD-Ru
H. Haskins 12 78 6.5 33 1
G. Jackson 3 26 8.7 22 1

Receiving

OHSt Rec Yds-Rc Avg LgRc TD-Rc
G. Wilson 3 118 39.3 47 1
C. Olave 2 68 34.0 57 1
Mich Rec Yds-Rc Avg LgRc TD-Rc
R. Bell 6 78 13.0 17 0
D. Peoples-Jones 3 69 23.0 25 1

Fumbles

OHSt F FL
G. Wilson 1 1
J. Dobbins 1 0
Mich F FL
S. Patterson 1 1

Returning

OHSt KR Avg KRTD LgKR PR Avg TD LgPR
G. Wilson 0 - 0 0 1 0.0 0 0
Mich KR Avg KRTD LgKR PR Avg TD LgPR
G. Jackson 4 20.0 0 36 0 - 0 0
D. Peoples-Jones 0 - 0 0 1 2.0 0 2

Punting

OHSt Punt Yds Avg LgPu
D. Chrisman 4 182 45.5 61
Mich Punt Yds Avg LgPu
B. Robbins 4 171 42.8 48
W. Hart 1 58 58.0 58

Takeaways

OHSt Int Yds InTD
A. Riep 1 16 0

Team Stats Comparison

OHSt Mich
Points For 56 27
Total Yards 577 396
Rushing Yards 264 91
Passing Yards 313 305
Passing Completions / Attempts 15/27 18/43
Turnovers 1 2
Interceptions Thrown 0 1
Fumbles - Lost 2/1 1/1
First Downs 28 21
Penalties - Yards 7/66 5/38
Time Of Possession 25:25 35:35
Third Down Conversions/Attempts 9/15 2/13
Fourth Down Conversions/Attempts 0/1 0/2
Punts - Average Yards 4/46 5/46

Scoring Summary

1st Quarter OHSt Mich
Mich 3:17 TD Giles Jackson 22 yd run (missed kick) 0 6
OHSt 6:10 TD J.K. Dobbins 5 yd run (Blake Haubeil kick) 7 6
OHSt 13:33 TD Chris Olave 57 yd pass from Justin Fields (Blake Haubeil kick) 14 6
Mich 14:41 TD Donovan Peoples-Jones 25 yd pass from Shea Patterson (Quinn Nordin kick) 14 13
2nd Quarter OHSt Mich
OHSt 4:48 TD J.K. Dobbins 6 yd run (Blake Haubeil kick) 21 13
OHSt 11:45 TD J.K. Dobbins 5 yd run (Blake Haubeil kick) 28 13
Mich 14:41 FG Quinn Nordin 23 yd FG 28 16
3rd Quarter OHSt Mich
OHSt 3:42 TD K.J. Hill 6 yd pass from Justin Fields (Blake Haubeil kick) 35 16
OHSt 11:14 TD Garrett Wilson 30 yd pass from Justin Fields (Blake Haubeil kick) 42 16
Mich 12:27 FG Quinn Nordin 45 yd FG 42 19
4th Quarter OHSt Mich
Mich 0:37 TD Hassan Haskins 2 yd run (HASSAN HASKINS 2pt run) 42 27
OHSt 4:49 TD Austin Mack 16 yd pass from Justin Fields (Blake Haubeil kick) 49 27
OHSt 8:30 TD J.K. Dobbins 33 yd run (Blake Haubeil kick) 56 27

Game Information

Stadium: Michigan Stadium, Ann Arbor, Michigan
Attendance: 112,071
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