The Game between Ohio State and Michigan has been one-sided for several years before last season. Entering 2022 and moving forward, Big Ten Network analyst Gerry DiNardo believes that is all in the past.

DiNardo believes that after last year’s 42-27 home win over Ohio State, Michigan will be able to make the rivalry will be competitive once again. Last year, Michigan shed an eight-game losing streak to Ohio State.

DiNardo specifically cited the “10-year war” period of the rivalry to help explain what he believes will be a much tighter matchup between the two teams in the near future.

Michigan has only won three games versus its rival since 2021. The Wolverines won 13 of 18 games from 1983 to 2000 and they are 59-51-6 over Ohio State.

The rivalry has also been a key factor in securing a spot in the College Football Playoff. Ohio State has been to the Playoff four times, the last time being in 2020. Michigan made the College Football Playoff for the first time in program history last season.