Last Updated 11:03 PM, November 28, 2021

No. 5 Michigan beats No. 2 Ohio State for the first time since 2011

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8:55 pm, November 27, 2021

Michigan snaps 8-game losing streak to Ohio State

No. 5 Michigan beat No. 2 Ohio State 42-27.

It’s been 10 long years for players, coaches and fans at the University of Michigan, but the wait is over. No. 5 Michigan took down No. 2 Ohio State 42-27 for the first time since 2011. 

This win snaps the Buckeyes’ eight-game win streak over the Wolverines. It also punched the Wolverines’ ticket to their first Big Ten Championship. 

It was classic Big Ten football that won this game. Michigan ran the ball extremely well with 297 yards on the ground and won the battle in the trenches on the defensive end. RB Hassan Haskins led his team with 169 yards and five rushing touchdowns in the win. 

Defensively, the Wolverines leaned on Aidan Hutchinson with three of his team’s four sacks in the win. Now, they didn’t create turnovers, but they managed Ohio State to go 7-17 on third down.

Ohio State’s offense was solely reliant on CJ Stroud and his passing abilities. Stroud put together 394 yards and two touchdowns in the air, while the Buckeyes’ running backs put together 94 yards on the ground. 

This is Jim Harbaugh’s first win over Ohio State as head coach of the Wolverines. Prior to this game he was 0-5 against the Buckeyes and 2-13 against top-10 teams. Michigan is now 59-51-6 against Ohio State.

Michigan will go on to play either No. 14 Wisconsin or No. 16 Iowa in the Big Ten Championship on Saturday, Dec. 4 in Indianapolis. 

8:36 pm, November 27, 2021

Michigan 42, Ohio State 27 | Final

No. 5 Michigan has snapped No. 2 Ohio State's eight-streak winning streak with a 42-27 win over the Buckeyes. Michigan was led by running back Hassan Haskins who racked up five rushing touchdowns in the win.

8:20 pm, November 27, 2021

Michigan 35, Ohio State 27 | 4:45 4Q

Ohio State continues to hang around.

The Buckeyes make it a one-score game again with a big fourth down pass to TreVeyon Henderson who takes it the 10 yards for the touchdown. There isn't a lot of time left in this one, so a quick Michigan possession will be crucial for the Buckeyes to avoid the upset.

8:02 pm, November 27, 2021

Michigan 35, Ohio State 20 | 9:14 4Q

Hassan Haskins keeps rolling as he gets his fourth rushing touchdown of the day. In the history of this rivalry, no team has overcome a deficit of 15 points or more. 

7:50 pm, November 27, 2021

Michigan 28, Ohio State 20 | 14:05 4Q

Ohio State is starting to inch its way back. 

The Buckeyes needed 16 plays to go 81 yards to get back to a one-score game at Michigan. RB Treveyon Henderson capped off the drive with a one-yard run for the touchdown.

7:30 pm, November 27, 2021

Michigan 28, Ohio State 13 | 5:49 3Q

Another big play sets up another Hassan Haskins touchdown for Michigan.

This time a 31-yard flea flicker gets the Wolverines in the redzone, then an unsportsmanlike conduct penalty on Ohio State gets Michigan to the one yard line for Haskins to punch in his third touchdown.

7:20 pm, November 27, 2021

Michigan 21, Ohio State 13 |11:50 3Q

It took three plays for Michigan to find the endzone and extend their lead over the Buckeyes.

RB Blake Corum brought the Wolverines in the redzone with a big 55-yard run then RB Hassan Haskins gets his second touchdown of the day on a 13-yard run.  

6:45 pm, November 27, 2021

Michigan 14, Ohio State 13 | Half

Another classic in the makings in Ann Arbor this afternoon. Michigan took at 14-13 lead into the half after Ohio State gets a field goal in the last seconds of the second quarter. 

Michigan's defense has done a solid job of standing tall in the face of one of the most potent offenses in the nation. The Wolverines made it count on third downs as OSU was 2-6 on third down in the first half. One big moment from early in the first quarter came when Michigan's Aidan Hutchinson came up with a red-zone sack to force an Ohio State field goal. 

The Wolverines' offense was well balanced with 16 passing plays and 21 runs for 222 yards of total offense. In past weeks, Michigan has relied on the run the majority of 2021, but as of recent Jim Harbaugh has got Cade McNamara and the air attack going in the right direction. 

Ohio State QB CJ Stroud has had to lead his offense so far. With 171 in the air and just 59 on the ground, the Buckeyes' seem to be missing the presence of RB Master Teague who was ruled out prior to the start of today's game. 

Check out some stats from the first half right here:

First half stats from Ohio State vs. Michigan.
6:30 pm, November 27, 2021

Michigan 14, Ohio State 10 | 3:51 2Q

After a big pass Michigan's Cade McNamara to Cornelius Johnson to get them the OSU one, Hassan Haskins punches in a one yard run for the score.

6:15 pm, November 27, 2021

Ohio State 10, Michigan 7 | 9:12 2Q

Ohio State's CJ Stroud and the Buckeyes' offense have woken up.

Stroud finds WR Garrett Wilson who makes an amazing grab over a Michigan defender for a 25-yard touchdown. It took a little over a minute for the Buckeyes to score and take their first lead of the game. 

5:44 pm, November 27, 2021

Michigan 7, Ohio State 3 | 3:36 1Q

A few minutes after Ohio State picked off Cade McNamara, the Buckeyes manage to get on the board. 

OSU's run game was able to get them inside the Michigan 10, but the Wolverines defensive line and Aidan Hutchinson stood tall and made a big third-down stop to force a field goal. 

5:34 pm, November 27, 2021

Michigan 7, Ohio State 0 | 8:44 1Q

It seemed like Michigan was going to score on back-to-back possesions in the first quarter. But, as Wolverine QB Cade McNamara tried to complete a pass over the middle, Ohio State's Bryson Shaw picked him off. Shaw was able to get to the Buckeyes' 22 before being taken down. 

5:26 pm, November 27, 2021

Michigan 7, Ohio State 0 | 10:12 1Q

Michigan strikes first on the opening drive. In less than five minutes, the Wolverines marched down the field to score on a reverse handoff to A.J. Henning for a 14-yard touchdown. 

4:30 pm, November 27, 2021

Michigan, Ohio St. face off for the first time since 2019

No. 2 Ohio State visits No. 5 Michigan to decide the Big Ten East.

This afternoon, No. 2 Ohio State and No. 5 Michigan will meet for the 116th time in Ann Arbor, MI. This time a trip to the Big Ten Championship in Indianapolis and a College Football Playoff berth are on the line. 

The Buckeyes have dominated the rivalry in recent years. OSU is on an eight-game winning streak against the Wolverines and will look to make it nine after a year off from the rivalry last season due to COVID-19.

Michigan will come in riding a three-game winning streak after a 37-33 loss to Michigan State in Week 9. The Wolverines’ offense seems to be peaking at the right time following their 59-18 win at Maryland last week. QB Cade McNamara and RB Hassan Haskins both had two touchdowns in the win.

Ohio State also had their offense firing on all cylinders in its big win over then-No. 7 Michigan State as the Buckeyes prevailed 56-7. QB C.J. Stroud racked up 6 touchdowns in the air to go along with 432 passing yards. About an hour before kickoff, RB Master Teague and DB Sevyn Banks were ruled out for today's game. RB 

Both defenses have been solid recently. Michigan did not allow more than 18 points in their last three games. In that same time, Ohio State allowed more than 20 on one occasion when Purdue put up 31 in Week 11. 

This year is the 30th anniversary of Michigan’s Desmond Howard striking the Heisman pose against the Buckeyes. With so many memorable moments in this rivalry, there will surely be more memories made this year.  

Where: Michigan Stadium, Ann Arbor, MI
When: Saturday, Nov. 27
Time: 12 p.m. ET
TV Channel: FOX
Live Stats: Ohio State at Michigan

2:10 am, November 24, 2021

How to watch Michigan vs. Ohio State

Ohio State and Michigan will play at 12 p.m. ET on Saturday, Nov. 27.

After last year's matchup between Ohio State and Michigan was canceled due to COVID-19. This year, the two will meet for the 116th time in a top-five matchup.

Here's how to watch Michigan vs. Ohio State:

  • Date: Saturday, Nov. 27
  • Time: 12 p.m. ET
  • TV channel: FOX
  • Streaming:
  • Location: Michigan Stadium, Ann Arbor, MI