Michigan Wolverines vs. Ohio State Buckeyes Pick & Prediction NOVEMBER 26th 2022

Stadium: Ohio Stadium Columbus
Logo Michigan Wolverines
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Logo Ohio State Buckeyes
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OPENER
-14.5

57.5o -110
CURRENT
-6 -173

+285
MONEYLINE
-357

45
SCORE
23

Week 13 of the college football season is filled with big games, but the best match-up takes place in the Big Ten Conference. The Ohio State Buckeyes host the Michigan Wolverines and these two teams are two of the best in college football.

Michigan is the defending champion of the Big Ten Conference and they are a perfect 11-0 on the year. The Wolverines have been surviving games of late, but this will easily be their biggest test of the season.

Ohio State comes into this game ranked 2nd in the latest rankings and they have been on a roll. The Buckeyes are also 11-0 on the year and they have been winning in convincing fashion.

Michigan vs. Ohio State Odds

TV: FOX

MONEY LINE: Michigan (+250) vs. Ohio State (-315)

SPREAD: Michigan +7.5 (-105) vs. Ohio State -7.5 (-115)

GAME TOTAL: Over 55.5 (-110) vs. Under 55.5 (-110)

Michigan vs. Ohio State Preview, Stats and Trends

If Michigan is going to knock off Ohio State for the second straight season they will have to get it done on defense. The Wolverines are holding opponents to just 11.7 points per game this season, but this is going to be the biggest test.

RB Blake Corum was injured in the most recent game for Michigan, but he has racked up 1457 rushing yards and 18 touchdowns this season. The Wolverines want to establish the run in this game and not having Corum would be a huge blow.

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The Ohio State Buckeyes come into the regular season finale scoring 46.5 points per game and few opponents have been able to slow them down. Ohio State has a balanced offensive attack, but they are led by quarterback CJ Stroud.

Most of the attention that the Buckeyes receive comes on the offensive side of the ball, but this team can also be solid on the defensive end. Ohio State will be trying to speed up the tempo of this game, but they can win by getting big stops as well.

Michigan vs. Ohio State Picks

The home team always has a big advantage in this game and it also feels as if Ohio State is the better team overall. The Buckeyes are loaded with weapons on offense, but it’s hard to count this defense out.

There are going to be some big plays in this game and the rivalry is going to live up to the hype. This just feels like a game that is coming down to the final possession, but it will be Ohio State that survives and wins by a late field goal.

Final Score: Ohio State 34 - Michigan 31

EXTRA POINTS

1. Both teams are currently ranked in the top four of the CFP rankings.

2. Michigan leads the all-time series, 59-52-6.

3. Wolverines picked up a 42-27 win over the Buckeyes a season ago.

Best Bet: Michigan Wolverines +7.5 (-105)

PREDICTION
Michigan Wolverines
24
30
Ohio State Buckeyes
PREDICTION
Michigan Wolverines
24
30
Ohio State Buckeyes

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Michigan Wolverines vs. Ohio State Buckeyes Recap NOV 26TH 2022

J.J. McCarthy threw for 263 yards and three touchdowns, added another score on the ground and No. 3 Michigan defeated Ohio State 45-23 at Columbus, Ohio, on Saturday.

Donovan Edwards added 216 yards rushing with two TDs as the Wolverines (12-0, 9-0 Big Ten) defeated the Buckeyes (11-1, 8-1) at Ohio Stadium for the first time since 2000.

McCarthy's 45-yard TD pass to Colston Loveland early in the third quarter gave the Wolverines the lead for good at 24-20.

McCarthy followed that with a 15-play, 80-yard drive that took 7:51 off the clock by running in from the 3 with 13:10 remaining in the game. A defensive pass interference call on the Buckeyes' Zach Harrison on a third-and-10 from the Ohio State 13 kept the drive alive and put the ball on the 2-yard line.

Noah Ruggles kicked a 27-yard field goal to pull Ohio State within 31-23 with 7:23 remaining.

Edwards followed with touchdown runs of 75 and 85 yards for the Wolverines to put the game away.

Ohio State held a 20-17 halftime lead even though McCarthy stunned the Buckeyes with 69- and 75-yard touchdown passes to Cornelius Johnson two minutes apart to give the Wolverines a 17-13 advantage with 5:36 left in the second quarter.

Johnson had four catches for 160 yards and two touchdowns.

Ohio State quarterback C.J. Stroud responded with a 42-yard scoring strike to Marvin Harrison Jr. with 3:49 remaining in the first half to put the Buckeyes ahead at the break.

Stroud was 31 of 48 for 349 yards with two touchdowns and two interceptions.

Ohio State took a 7-0 lead on the first drive of the game, getting a 4-yard rushing TD from Emeka Egbuka.

The Buckeyes led 10-3 when McCarthy, on a third-and-nine from the Michigan 31, found Johnson along the left sideline. He spun from defensive back Cam Brown to score on the 69-yard play to tie it. After a Noah Ruggles 47-yard field goal put the Buckeyes up 13-10, Johnson was at it again for his 75-yard go-ahead score.

Michigan running back and Heisman Trophy hopeful Blake Corum was on the field for the first three snaps but did not play afterward because of a previous knee injury. He had two carries for 6 yards.

--Field Level Media

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