The Michigan Wolverines set their flag at Ohio Stadium after crushing the Buckeyes in “The Game.”
As is customary, the Michigan Wolverines and Ohio State Buckeyes participate in “The Game”, during the final week of the college football regular season, called Rivalry Week. Last year, the Wolverines ended an eight-game losing streak against the Buckeyes. Now, they themselves have a winning streak.
On Saturday, Michigan entered halftime with a 20-17 deficit, and completely destroyed Ohio State in the second half to secure the 45-23 victory. With this, the Wolverines are headed into the Big Ten Championship game, and on track to clinch a College Football Playoff berth for the second straight season.
As if the Buckeyes fans who packed inside Ohio Stadium weren’t already miserable after the game, those who didn’t head to the exits before the end of regulations saw the Wolverines players raise their flag at midfield.
The video comes from Jordan Strack of WTOL 11.
Michigan players plant the flag in Ohio’s center field
That was a page from Baker Mayfield’s playbook after he planted the Oklahoma flag at midfield after beating Ohio State back in 2017.
Michigan’s star running back Blake Corum was limited by a knee injury that forced him to wear a brace. It would seem that this would put Michigan at a disadvantage, but that is far from the case.
Donovan Edwards officially froze the game late in the fourth quarter, as he scored 75 and 85-yard touchdown runs with Michigan up 31-23. On the day, he ran for 216 yards on 22 carries.
Quarterback JJ McCarthy gave his best performance in the team’s most important game of the year at this point. He completed 12 of 24 pass attempts for 263 yards and three touchdown attempts. All three of those scores came on deep passes over 40 yards each. McCarthy also ran for 27 yards and a touchdown on six carries.
The momentum of this rivalry has gone in Michigan’s favour. Meanwhile, Ohio State must sit and see its playoff fate.
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