For the first time in over 100 year, Ohio State and Michigan will not meet on the football field.

Tuesday, Michigan announced it has canceled Saturday’s game against Ohio State due to a COVID-19 outbreak. It’s the first time since 1917 the two teams are not meeting on the gridiron. It signals the loss of one of the sport’s greatest rivalry games.

Ohio State had just a one-word response to learning the news on Tuesday afternoon.


Of course, during this week, the Buckeyes replace all “Ms” with red “Xs” because of the intensity of the rivalry. But you still get the picture.

The Buckeyes were ready to play this weekend and were hopeful that Michigan’s situation would be under control by Saturday. Clearly, that’s not the case.

Unless Ohio State can schedule another opponent, the Buckeyes will end the season 5-0 with its B1G Championship Game and College Football Playoff picture hopes in serious jeopardy. The conference instituted a 6-game minimum requirement to play for the conference title this year, though that could be amended.

We’ll see what happens. But there’s plenty of disappointment in Columbus, Ann Arbor and the rest of B1G country.

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