Ohio State vs. Michigan

Properly dubbed The Game, the Ohio State vs. Michigan rivalry is among the nation’s best and most heated. Many of the games have decided the Big Ten Conference title, the pageantry-filled Rose Bowl Game and has had major implications on the national title, too.

Michigan leads the overall series 59-51-6, as well as the series’ longest winning streak of 9 from 1901-1909. The first game of this rivalry dates back to 1897, when Michigan beat Ohio State in Ann Arbor 34-0. Although Michigan beat Ohio State 42-27 in 2021, the Buckeyes have dominated the rivalry since 2001. Ohio State has won 16 of the last 20 games. Ohio State’s 2010 win was vacated due to some players receiving improper benefits. Michigan beat the Buckeyes during that time in 2003 (35-21), 2011 (40-34) and 2021 (42-27).

Both Ohio State and Michigan contend for a national title annually; so, fans from around college football have this game circled on their calendars.

Last 5 Ohio State vs. Michigan Games

OHIO STATE
27
MICHIGAN
42
Michigan Stadium - Nov. 27, 2021
OHIO STATE
56
MICHIGAN
27
Michigan Stadium - Nov. 30, 2019
MICHIGAN
39
OHIO STATE
62
Ohio Stadium - Nov. 24, 2018
OHIO STATE
31
MICHIGAN
20
Michigan Stadium - Nov. 25, 2017
MICHIGAN
27
OHIO STATE
30
Ohio Stadium - Nov. 26, 2016

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Whether teams are battling for the Old Oaken Bucket, the Heroes Trophy or Paul Bunyan's Axe, or just playing in The Game, historic rivalries are woven throughout the Big Ten Conference and all of college football. Here we honor the game's biggest rivalries and dig deep into the history and recent action within each one.

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