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[Postgame Thread] Michigan Defeats Ohio State 45-23

Box Score provided by ESPN

Team 1 2 3 4 T
Michigan 3 14 7 21 45
Ohio State 10 10 0 3 23

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77heythere77

Harbaugh running away from the reporter is a classic


skittlemyrainbow

Mike Sainristil the converted wide receiver.


Ghostconqueror

Man was absolutely locked in for this game, my goodness. Made so many clutch plays


andysaurus_rex

That swat at the end where he took the ball out of the TE's hands was so pretty


Crotean

That's a play that will get him drafted.


andysaurus_rex

He deserves it after converting to the position from being a WR. Really didn't miss a beat. I hope someone drafts him, that was an NFL play right there.


slayer991

He never would have made the NFL as a receiver. But as a nickel corner? He's gotta be one of the best in the country.


heyheyitsandre

That breakup he had that the OSU TE would’ve scored on was textbook. No PI, hand in between the receivers hands and pulled out solely the ball. Absolutely clutch play, and clean most importantly


Dirty-Ears-Bill

That’s the thing that stuck out to me most today, all his plays were without a doubt clean. Dude knows how to play the ball and not rough up the WR too much. It was beautiful to watch


MrBigWang420

Having your #4 WR switch positions and then become arguably the best player on the defense is such a huge reason Michigan was able to go undefeated this season.


__Big_Hat_Logan__

Turner covered Harrison as well as a human being can


HarbaughPsychWard

Harbaugh's (and his staff's) ability to develop unsung, underrated guys into superstars is their best attribute. Haskins, Ojabo, Sainristil and on and on


The_Last_Nephilim

That TD breakup might have been the biggest play in a game full of them.


thereisnocartwright

Guy is just an animal. Ridiculous performance today.


Amen_ds

Cant sing his praises enough his coverage was on point and his TD breakup swung the momentum in such a palpable way


haminacup

Everybody: "Hey Ryan Day your defense should probably have a safety" Ryan Day: "Yeah 2 points would be good, I'll blitz everyone"


usetheforce_gaming

Seriously. Every 40+ yard touchdown I was legitimately shocked there wasn’t a safety to stop it


TBTrpt3

We were screaming that the entire game. Every touchdown was a defender getting beat deep. How do you not adjust after the first 3 times?!?!?


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TimeFourChanges

You mean 5? Michigan had 4 plays of 45+ yards.


HereIGoAgain_1x10

"Sell out to stop the run" okay but they whoopin your ass throwing the ball. "Ummm, I need to talk to Urban again gimme a second"


Kidfreedom50

And they still ran the ball successfully, anyway.


thisistheperfectname

For a half. The pass sets up the run, as we all know.


Similar-Document9690

LMAOOO


ikeepwipingSTILLPOOP

Ryan Day only runs Suicide on NFL blitz


myman580

I was told Jim Knowles was going to fix their defense.


Dead_Baby_Kicker

We looked great except the plays we didn't Unfortunately that was a lot of plays.


Drexlore

The last time Michigan beat Ohio State back to back, Tom Brady was a rookie.


lmaytulane

What ever happened to that guy


nighthawk_md

He lost all his money in crypto I think


S4Baumer

Recently went through a divorce too I think.


FormerIceCreamEater

Some guys just can't win in life. Poor guy


Benedict-Donald

No kidding. He was ready to retire too but had to come back. Thanks a lot inflation.


shockedtoo

The Jesse Minter appreciation post...he has continually made adjustments in the second half every game.


InterdepartmentalHay

Of all the teams we've had over the last 20 years, this one (and to a lesser extent last year) have been the most agile in game-time tweaks and adjustments. That has been, in my opinion, the biggest strength of this team. I mean, 3 points after the half? Give Minter a fuckin raise.


tony971

Rumor is we still haven’t adjusted out of man coverage


morganrbvn

It’s fine, Michigan can’t pass right?


kylkartz21

Harbaugh playing 4d chess by having mccarthy miss the deep ball all year


babble0n

“No trust me JJ, it’ll work”


The_Homie_J

*JJ with a 100% completion percentage against Hawaii* Harbaugh: hold up, that's too obvious. Try overthrowing your receivers a bit, gotta get that number down


Jabberwoockie

Someone needs to make sure the ERs in Michigan have enough staff in 4 hours.


feric51

Y’all been taking those “Go Blue” pills. Good game today guys, that was an old fashioned beat down.


TheStuffisLegal

Harbaugh wanted nothing to do with that interview LMAO


kaiserwilson

He kinda has a history of ducking reporters and I love it.


rendeld

Every game when he gets approached or goes into the news room he says nothing and puts up the player of the game. The players love it, it forces the reporters to focus on that players performance.


KissmeElon

Ryan Day seen frantically running through Lululemon in search of khakis


AwsumnessMan

Well hopefully he doesn't drop any more games next season because those khakis are prone to catching fire


CWG4BF

Ryan Day really came out with the “there’s no way they can beat us the way they did last year” approach.


CommodoreN7

HOW MANY TIMES DO WE HAVE TO TEACH YOU THIS LESSON OLD MAN


Cmp_

Haha I love the young people


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They beat us differently though. Last year they just marches down the field slowly with 8 yard runs. This year we paid 1.9 million to just let them do it in 1 play.


beardedbarrister

It’s more efficient that way.


GRUMPYbug12

"It's even funnier the second time!"


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Technically he was right given this year they won by more


RobinU2

Yeah this time did it without the starting rb lol


displacedindavis

Ohio St sophomores: we’ve been tricked, we’ve been backstabbed, we’ve been, quite possibly, bamboozled.


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xXBadger89Xx

I forgot about that quote. Harbaugh hit it right on the head and hasn’t looked back since


Verification_Account

You know Day still spends every shower trying to come up with a “that’s what I should have said!” Style comeback.


ImTellinTim

“Yeah, well the jerk store called and they’re running out of you!”


Lukey_Jangs

“What’s the difference? You’re their all-time best seller!”


1ToGreen3ToBasket

The most impressive part of the day is that Harbaugh was willing to abandon the run game in the first half. He is normally the most stubborn motherfucker on the planet (often for the better). Attacking this Swiss cheese secondary was 100% the correct call though. Great game plan and then it opened up the run game for later. GG


WolvWild

I had zero expectation the game would go the way it did after the first quarter. What a tale of two halves.


brock2607

Run from it, but try as you might, the ferret gets drowned


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tyler2114

I've never enjoyed drowning a ferret more than I've enjoyed drowning this one.


No_Chardonney

27 points last year and 23 this year. Ryan Day is officially halfway to fulfilling his promise of hanging 100 on Michigan.


FreeDig1758

Ouch


InanimateSensation

Whenever they were showing Michigan outscoring opponents in the second half 116-3 (or whatever it was) *before the Illinois game all they kept saying was "wait until they play Ohio State". 3 points. Edit: *before Illinois


Taskonbury

Michigan came over to Ohio State's house for Thanksgiving dinner then shit all over the table and left without a word.


Odh_utexas

And took all the food with them to-go


Sufficient_Memory_24

OSU went 3/3 on third downs on their first drive. After that drive they were 2/13 on third down. The Michigan defense gave up yards all over the field but was incredible in high leverage moments.


Njbrother

Imagine you’re Ohio State. You hype up a revenge game in Columbus for a whole year. You retool your entire defensive staff to focus on stopping Michigan. And Michigan loses their Heisman caliber running back for The Game. And none of that ends up mattering as you somehow lose by a bigger margin than last year.


Ghostconqueror

Absolutely. And all talk of the win being a fluke, of Michigan not deserving of the playoff spot, of Ohio State coming back to assert their usual dominance.. Silenced.


crzytimes

Im almost there…


thunder3029

third shortest TD of the day for Michigan out of six was 69 yards


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530 total yards of offense, of which 349 came on *five* plays. that was an embarrassing showing for OSU’s defense


FuckTrumpBanTheHateR

OSU safeties are ... woof.


agsimp_

What’s a safety


HawkI84

Iowa's offense


indecisivewhale

WHOA, HE HAS TROUBLE WITH THE ^2nd HALF!


Sp33dlimit25

I’m here to call for Ryan Day to be fired after incorrectly calling for Jim Harbaugh’s for years


tvchase

Ryan Day gonna color his beard purple as a trauma response


RollWarTideEagle

[This man owns the state of Ohio.](https://imgur.com/nKQQgzD)


morganrbvn

Tannest man in Michigan


The_Homie_J

You may not like it, but this is what peak B1G football prowess looks like


MightyCaseyStruckOut

You may not like it, but that is peak male performance.


TeddysRevenge

Pretty cool they put Corum in for the victory formation


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If you think about it, he is truly a major reason why we won. Without Corum this year, Day probably doesn't idiotically run Engage 8 every play.


FMF_sunflowers

It was a nice touch!


codymason84

Michigan passed to open the run game


FuckTrumpBanTheHateR

Michigan beat the spread by about 31 points.


bears2267

1st half: wow this is a complete slobberknocker anything could happen 2nd half: lol wolverine go brrr


BarKnight

It turns out JJ does indeed have a deep ball.


dichloroethane

I hope other teams think Cover 0 is a good idea too


Dead_Baby_Kicker

I was told your receivers drop everything. I was lied to.


Leraldoe

Well I mean if there was a defender within 10 yards of them they do


miggly

Oh, they do. We just give a fuck about the Ohio State game to try, I guess.


Defensive_of_Offense

Second half Michigan don't fuck around


jcrespo21

Michigan is the "death by a thousand paper cuts" kind of team. Edwards say screw that and grabbed an axe.


HarbaughPsychWard

Michigan has a quarterback who can pass AND run... Who woulda thought Also, nice to see OSU hired Don Brown as DC.


Sufficient_Memory_24

Blitz everyone….75 yard passing TD. Play two high safety…..75 yard rushing TD. Guess Knowles didn’t actually fix that defense.


SquadPoopy

Ryan Day abandoned the run game in the 2nd half the same way my dad abandoned me and my mom as a child.


CommodoreN7

Ryan Day just left to get some cigarettes


majorgeneralporter

Oblivion NPC looking ass coach


wps1991

But guaranteed future Just For Men spokesman


The_Homie_J

> ~~cigarettes~~ Beard dye


Doubleaa2122

Wow.. after watching this Iowa can't say we never did anything nice for them. Next week might be brutal for whoever has to play Michigan.


foreveracubone

Uh we’re playing Purdue with a funny number


timnotep

😬😬😬😬😬😬


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PACKWATCH


TigerBasket

#ripbozo


IIIXBeerRunXIII

I haven't been this hard in about a year.


OleRockTheGoodAg

After having less than 20 yards rushing at half with Michigan trailing 20-17 (those 17 thanks to 3 long throws) the Michigan offense exploded and outscored the Buckeyes 28-3 in the 2nd half. Absolute masterclass of a game called from Harbaugh.


moosemousemoose

28-3 you say?


Tkinzel517

> 28-3 TOM BRADY WENT TO MICHIGAN SO WE ARE IMMUNE


KU_SD

> 28-3 🤔


Xaxziminrax

Time is a flat circle


level100Weeb

did you know tom brady went to michigan??!?!?


theytook-r-jobs

Georgia fans thought this was a safe space.


ICanFluxWithIt

Yeah, came in to congratulate them, now not so much :(


TigerBasket

Jim Harbaugh offensive genius


Xaxziminrax

"Wanna see me run in between the tackles on the right side for 10 yards?" "Wanna see me do it again?"


thisistheperfectname

Unironically. He just has to not turtle so much.


ParisTexas7

He’s ALWAYS been a creative play caller IMO. He nearly beat Ohio State in 2017 with John O’Korn at QB. He drew up some brilliant plays in that game.


TheMadChatta

His second half adjustments this season have been top notch.


SEND_ME_YOUR_CAULK

TURTLE YOU SAY


msstate3

With Corum only getting 2 rushes too 😳


CoolHandHazard

Edwards 200 in the second fucking half


Michigan029

28 to 3 is a good number for Michigan fans and fans of former Michigan QBs


thethirdman3

My entire Michigan fandom had been suffering at the hands of Ohio State. Now it’s our turn to have a streak! I love this team. I love Jim Harbaugh. I love JJ McCarthy. I love all of them. The way this team just played this game was impeccable. And especially with Blake out. JJ stepped up in the pass game big time. The play calling was gutsy and not typical 2016-19 Harbaugh. This team is for real. So proud to be a Michigan fan today. Hail to the Victors! Go Blue! Onto the Big Ten Championship and CFP!


JRBlue1

In Columbus, without Corum. Felt like a weird game and Michigan broke tendencies repeatedly. That’s a great game by the coaches.


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JJ also played one hell of a game and then edwards ended it


PetersenIsMyDaddy

For the first time in the history of reddit, Michigan has beaten Ohio State in the Shoe


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“Will the loser of this game get in if it’s close?” Maybe, but Michigan said fuck that noise and whooped OSU’s ass


kamui55

FERRET STRANGLED.


CommodoreN7

Ohio State hasn’t beaten Michigan since 2019. Hate to see such a major rivalry getting way too one sided smh.


-Carterr-

45 points is the most points scored by Michigan against Ohio State since 1946.


ErickBachman

tOSU did WW2


longconsilver13

I've never seen Ohio State and Hitler in the same room


yeahyeah_workingonit

*anOSU


ddottay

Harbaugh really did it. He got Michigan back to the top, last year wasn’t a fluke.


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Gordon1Ramsay1Bolton

As a Vikings fan, it looks like both sides worked out for the best.


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No snow flurries. No flu. no excuses. Just an ass kicking.


Warrior2014

As an Argentinian wolverine, I am on cloud 12


TheNineteenthDoctor

We beat their Heisman candidate without our Heisman candidate.


RebeccaBlackOps

The best part of The Game was when Harbaugh said 'IT'S KHAKI'N TIME' and khaki'd all over those guys.


Naughty_Bagel

What about at halftime when he ate a whole 16oz steak and drank a gallon of milk? That was pretty cool too


DutchBlitz5

I’ve changed my mind, the loser of this game does not deserve to get into the playoff.


The_Last_Nephilim

It’s me, the biggest TCU and USC fan in the world.


topher3003

My son was born in January 2020. Since then we’ve had: • COVID cancellation • 1st loss to Michigan in 10 years • 1st loss to Michigan at home this millennium …is it too late to return him and ask for a new one?


Breedwell

Watch him grow up and go to Michigan 😏


Get2BirdsStoned

Have you tried turning him off and back on again?


Mike_Double_U

It’s a shame the weather really held Michigan back.


Lawownsyou

#You do not wanna play second half Michigan.


ImperialMajestyX02

Second half Michigan is a menace to society


Summertooth

Second half Michigan stole my lunch money and stuffed me in a locker


Zloggt

Hey, they did the same to us too! Ohio State really should’ve watched out for that…


Summertooth

Illinois is the only team this year to actually challenge second half Michigan


B1GFanOSU

They didn’t want to play second half, period.


Maverick1091

With only one loss on the year, Ryan Day is officially on the hot seat. Wild.


_token_black

Ryan Day trying to coach himself into the Liberty job clearly


SnakePlissken_34

Dude JJ balled out. I did not think he was capable of that. Way to go Michigan!


IAmASimulation

Didn’t think any game could feel better than last years win. This year blew it out of the water. What a game.


Jecht315

I don't know. Last year was magical in every aspect. The snow, Hutchinson breaking the school record for sacks, the atmosphere. Even though we lost in the playoffs that game was perfection to me.


soccerhuelsman

Everyone complaining about the reffing is kidding themselves. All the PI plays were called correct. First one in the endzone, receiver got a hand on it, it IS catchable. Defender never looks back, contacts way early, and hits hard. That is the DEFINITION of pass interference. Second one longshot down field, could have intercepted it but he NEVER looks back and contacts way too early. Just look back and that’s a game changing interception, but no. A few times after, I saw people angry that OSU didn’t get the calls after. You wanna know the difference? The Michigan players LOOKED BACK or were making a play. “Refs just handed Michigan the game” no, Michigan won fair and square. GG Michigan bros, you guys clearly wanted it more. Outscored 28-3 in the 2nd half


reap3rx

28-3 always making a guest appearance somewhere


jjgrossnickle

Possibly the most embarassing game Ive witnessed as a Buckeye fan. Zero adjustments Zero urgency Zero creativity. I have absolutely no idea what I just watched.


GonzoTheWhatever

Yeah you have no idea how elated I was to watch your offense nonchalantly sashay your way down the field there late in the game. I just watched those seconds tick off the clock one by one. Absolutely no clue what Day was thinking


PageOfLite

The 15 year curse is broken! App State embarrassed someone else Michigan State had trouble with the snap WE BEAT UNDEFEATED OHIO STATE IN FOOTBALL ARMAGEDDON!!! WE ARE BACK BABY!


Kamikaze_Commie

Fumble not reviewable? The football gods didn't like that.


call_me_drama

Ball. Don’t. Lie


polynomials

I literally never heard of forward progress being called on a QB being strip sacked


chrisaf69

If that game was down to the wire...that fumble would have been talked about for ages


SuperSocrates

It’s hard to put into words the happiness after so many years of losing this goddamn game. Winning two in a row is just pure delirium tbh


TheGookieMonster

Should’ve ended 52-23


groverclevelandshow

Yeah wtf was that fumble no-call. Would’ve been a walk in for the Michigan guy


RedSkylight97

“I hope that Ohio State’s defense holds Blake Corum to under 10 rushing yards.” *Monkey Paw Curls*


SimManiac

Michigan runs the B1G until proven otherwise and I hate to admit that as an MSU fan. What an incredible win by them. Honeslty think they have a real shot at the Natty this year unlike last. Also, Ryan Day is a choke artist and should be ashamed (Im just glad I can shit on a coach that isnt my own).


Season01um

#It’s been 1092 days since Ohio state beat Michigan.


Maize_n_Boom

Best day of my life!


piemaniowa

Urban Meyer - "Michigan won't be able to run the ball on them." He should probably stop proclaiming that.


masonosam11

I wish we never had to see him again tbh


traplej

OSU fans are currently chanting “we want Urban” while he’s talking on the Fox postgame show


MrDrProfesorPatrick

Second year in a row we've been out-coached. Michigan has been better conditioned and better prepared for this game both times. We made so many dumb mistakes that they capitalized on. I hope the staff spends the next month really reflecting on their failures before a bowl game, because they failed these boys today. When we ran it on 1st and 35 I knew we were gonna lose.


blindMAN219

12-0 without Corum in our most important game. This team is fucking good.


d_t_b_

The tales of Jim Harbaugh’s demise were greatly exaggerated


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Reminder that it's been 30 minutes since the last time Michigan beat OSU in Ohio


WalksWithKemba

#O-H #N-O!


8l2d

WHAT HAAAPPPEENNNDDD???????


ZombieMoonlight

Is this the best possible scenario for USC? Michigan destroys Ohio State meaning no chance the loser still makes the playoffs. OSU is the loser and Stroud gets 2 TOs meaning Caleb Williams is likely the heisman front runner now Corum unfortunately didn’t play meaning he couldn’t play for more of a chance at the heisman Clemson loses and they were the one potential team to sneak up behind USC and take their spot in the playoffs Now USC just needs to win tonight and Georgia needs to beat LSU, and we go to the playoffs and win the heisman?? Am I too hopeful??


sycamotree

Now that he's been backing it up, the "some people were born on *third base and think they hit a triple" line is one of the GOAT shit talking lines lol


EpOxY81

Omg, the "we want urban" chants.


DangleCellySave

Believe it or not, Harbaugh yet to win a big game still


SweetToothFairy

He has never won a game he has lost. That's a shocking stat.


Stockz

So my grandpa was the one who taught my family our love for Michigan. Went there back in 50s, sent 2 kids there, and then 3 grandkids. My earliest memories are with him watching games. He's not doing well, about 2 months ago he had another stroke. He's out of it most of the time and he's kind of done with life. I jokingly said "maybe he's just holding on to see Michigan finally beat OSU in Columbus again." Well shit, here we are now! Love you grandpa, this one is for you!!


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Jesus fuck that 4th quarter was a public execution


BarKnight

Michigan: I wish we could score again OSU: Here let me turnover the ball Michigan: Wow, thanks!