Michigan Football: Wolverines Favored Over Ohio State Buckeyes as ‘The Game’ Approaches

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With Michigan football competitive again, Saturday’s Michigan-Ohio State football game just might become an instant classic.

Nov 21, 2015; University Park, PA, USA; Penn State Nittany Lions wide receiver Chris Godwin (12) runs with the ball as Michigan Wolverines cornerback Jourdan Lewis (26) and safety Jabrill Peppers (5) attempt to tackle during the third quarter at Beaver Stadium. Michigan defeated Penn State 28-16. Mandatory Credit: Matthew O

Despite the losses to Utah and Michigan State, a win over the No. 8 Ohio State Buckeyes Saturday (Nov. 28) will make the Michigan Wolverines‘ season.

The No. 12 Wolverines might not qualify for the Big Ten title game, but not to worry, Michigan (9-2, 6-1) fans place their highest priority over knocking off Ohio State (10-1, 6-1).

‘The Game,’  which became college football’s greatest rivalry back in the “Bo-Woody” years, will be played at Michigan Stadium and televised by ABC beginning at noon. This will be the 112th meeting of the series which dates back to 1897. Michigan holds a 57-46-6 advantage.

The attendance might surpass 114,000, so get to the Big House early. Security will be elevated due to the tragic events in France.

Ohio State has dominated the series in recent years, winning 10 of the last 11 games.  Michigan’s last victory came in 2011 (40-34).

With the hiring of Jim Harbaugh before this season, the Michigan fan base expected the Wolverines to be competitive again. Since the Wolverines are early 1.5-point favorites, it looks like the fans got their wish.

Let’s follow along with some of the storylines attached to the game.

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