Hating Michigan is just a way of life in the Ohio State football program. It’s what makes “The Game” the most important matchup on the Buckeyes’ schedule every single season.

The date of this year’s Ohio State-Michigan rivalry bout has changed multiple times over the last few months. It was initially scheduled for Thanksgiving weekend and the last Saturday of the college football season, the traditional date of the game. Then, it was moved to Oct. 17 with the B1G’s revised, 10-game schedule for the 2020 season.

Now, “The Game” is back on for the final weekend of the 2020 season. The two teams will meet on Dec. 12 to close out the eight-game regular season in the B1G’s revision to the revised schedule.

Most people probably lost track of the number of days until the two teams go head to head in Columbus with all the changes. The Buckeyes certainly have not, though:

Ohio State has enjoyed incredible success in the rivalry series recently. The Buckeyes have won eight straight games dating back to 2012, are winners of 15 of the last 16 and have lost to the Wolverines just three times since the 2000 season.

In Columbus, they’re counting down the days to make it nine straight victories over their most-hated rival.