No, 'The Game' won't be played on the final weekend of the season this year
The annual season-ending matchup between Michigan and Ohio State will not close out the 2020 season.
On Tuesday, the B1G released its revised, 10-game schedule for the 2020 season, which includes conference-only competition. In an effort to save some of the league’s biggest rivalry games amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, some of the dates had to change.
“The Game” is one that will be moved.
Instead of the game being played on Thanksgiving weekend, this year, the Buckeyes and Wolverines will meet in Columbus on Saturday, Oct. 24 in Columbus. That’s listed as Week 8 on the new B1G schedule. It will be the first time since 1942 that “The Game” has not been played on the final weekend of the regular season.
While it’s disappointing that the rivalry game won’t be played on the traditional weekend, it does provide flexibility. In the event that the game has to be moved from that date, it can be rescheduled for a later time.
Ohio State has dominated the head-to-head rivalry series as of late, winning eight straight contests and claiming victories in 15 of the last 16 games. Michigan’s last victory in the series came in 2011.
The Buckeyes defeated Michigan in Ann Arbor in 2019 by a score of 56-27.