After a devastating loss against their biggest rivals, the Wolverines said goodbye to their College Football Playoff chances. With the Ohio State Buckeyes putting up 62 points against Don Brown’s defense, the Wolverines dropped from No. 4 to No. 7, and the Buckeyes moved up to No. 6.
As for the Big Ten Championship in Indiana, the Buckeyes will face the Northwestern Wildcats on December 1st. Michigan sits 0-4 against Ohio State since Harbaugh’s reign, and it’s now been seven years since they beat the Buckeyes.
Michigan’s defense allowed the most points from an opponent in this game than any regular-length game in their history. Upon giving Ohio State more than 300 yards in passing, they also allowed Buckeye quarterback Dwayne Haskins to break passing and touchdown passing records within the Big Ten.
Many Michigan fans say that if they heard the Wolverines put up 39 points against Ohio State, they would be ecstatic. But never would they think it would be 39 points against 62 Buckeye points. In all of the past meetings between these long-standing rivals, the Wolverines had not given more than 50 points to the Buckeyes.
This loss came as a shock to not only Michigan, but most football fans. Michigan was predicted to win by 4.5 points going into this game with only one loss against No. 3 ranked Notre Dame while on the road. This was expected to be the year Jim Harbaugh would break his losing streak, but it came to a strong halt in the second half.
Now, the Wolverines hold hope for the Rose bowl, but are facing the devastating loss of their CFP chances standing behind them.
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