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Nov 30, 2013; Ann Arbor, MI, USA; Michigan Wolverines quarterback Devin Gardner (98) walks off the field after the game against the Ohio State Buckeyes at Michigan Stadium. Ohio State won 42-41. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports

Michigan Wolverines Fall Short Against Ohio State

The Michigan Wolverines took Ohio State down to the wire in the Big House but came up short after a missed two-point conversation and lost 42-41.

The game looked as if it was going to get out of hand when Ohio State took a 14 point lead into the 4th quarter. But Michigan came roaring back and tied the game with about 5 minutes left.

Ohio State answered by marching down the field, scoring a touchdown and taking a 42-35 lead.

The Wolverines got the ball back with just over 2 minutes left on the clock and that when things got interesting.

Michigan drove 84 yards in 1:48, scoring a touchdown to bringing the Wolverines within one point of tying the game.

That is when Brady Hoke made a decision that will be talked about for the coming decades.

Hoke decided to go for two and the win instead of kicking the PAT to force overtime.  Hoke commented on his decision to go for a two-point conversion, and the win, in his post game comments.

We play this game to win. I thought about it and we did it.

That is the great thing about this game.  Both teams play to win. But would Michigan had a better chance to win by forcing overtime?

Fans will never know the answer. But we do know one thing.

This game was an instant classic that will be replayed and talked about for decades to come.  A game worthy of the legends who have played in it. And worthy of the rivalry.

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