MI linebacker Devin Gil, right, tackles Ohio State running back Demario McCall during the first half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Nov. 24, 2018, in Columbus, Ohio. In his division, he's got one in Ohio State.
Stefan Kenic led the Vikings (2-4) with 13 points, Seth Millner had 10 and Algevon Eichelberger had nine points and nine rebounds.
In the 115th meeting between two of college football's most storied programs, Ohio State scored more points than it ever had against MI - more points than any team has ever scored in regulation against MI.
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Harbaugh didn't offer much in the way of an explanation, either, other than to say Ohio State played exceptionally well. The Vikings also committed 18 turnovers. "It's what we wanted, though, for it to be us versus Ohio State in a game to go to the Big Ten championship and keep our playoff hopes alive".
Ready for college football bowl season? Over the final month of the season, more pundits questioned whether Urban Meyer had lost a grip on his team than whether this team was actually playoff-worthy.
Ohio State offensive lineman Thayer Munford (knee), receiver Terry McLaurin (head), running back Mike Weber (thigh bruise), defensive tackle Dre'Mont Jones (shoulder) and linebacker Baron Browning (unspecified) all are expected to play. Oklahoma leads the nation in scoring (50.3 points per game) and total offense (583.8 yards per game), and as last weekend's 59-56 win over West Virginia showed, the Sooners can win with offense. The only metric where Ohio State is ahead is in strength of record: The Buckeyes are No. 5, and the Sooners are No. 6. Ohio State plays Northwestern, and the committee will look down on anything less than a blowout.
That means Alabama (12-0) would have to beat Georgia (11-1).
Last season set a precedent, when one-loss non-champion Alabama made it, and ended up winning the national title. "But man, these freaking Wolverines, they can't win a big game, man".
MI came into this year's game as road favorites, ranked as the No. 4 team in the country.
"Motivated to come back and make darn sure it doesn't happen again", Harbaugh said. They haven't won a conference crown since 2000.