C.J. Stroud is ready to quiet the critics and the trolls after Ohio State lost to Michigan last season on the road 42-27. Stroud spoke about his eagerness to take on the team up north in Week 13 after No. 2 Ohio State defeated Maryland 43-30.

Last year, Stroud completed 34-of-49 of his passes for 394 yards, 2 touchdowns, and a QBR of 82.8 against the Wolverines’ defense. That was Stroud’s first start against Michigan. Michigan limited Ohio State to only 64 yards and a touchdown on 30 carries in the ground game.

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This time around, Stroud will look to have an even better game with Ohio State’s B1G hopes and a trip to the College Football Playoff in play. While Stroud remains a key candidate for the Heisman, the star QB has repeatedly said his only focus is on doing whatever the team needs in order to get wins.

Last season was the first time since 2011 when Ohio State lost to the team up north. Ohio State has won 17 of the last 19 matchups.

College GameDay will be in Columbus in Week 13 to cover The Game in a matchup of No. 2 vs. No. 3.