Ohio State 31, MI 20: Wolverines battle, but come up short again

Ohio State 31, MI 20: Wolverines battle, but come up short again

Ohio State 31, MI 20: Wolverines battle, but come up short again

An apparent "ongoing" issue of his meniscus popping in and out likely means Ohio State quarterback J.T. Barrett will need surgery - which would be best both for his short-term and long-term future.

JT Barrett says that he will play in the Big Ten Championship Game next weekend against Wisconsin despite his knee injury.

MI took control of the game early, scoring two touchdowns in the first quarter.

Barrett, a four-year starter, suffered the injury after a 10-yard run in the third quarter.

On first-and-goal from the MI one-yard line, Dobbins took the handoff from backup quarterback Dwayne Haskins and pushed the pile at the line of scrimmage into the end zone for his seventh rushing score of the season.

The Ohio State Buckeyes proved the old adage of their former coach, Woody Hayes, to be true against their most heated rivals, the Michigan Wolverines, at Michigan Stadium Saturday. Haskins completed six of his seven passes for 94 yards and he took off for 24 rushing yards as well.

With the win, the Buckeyes, the champions of the Big Ten East Division, have defeated the Wolverines six straight times and in 11 of their last 13 meetings.

His final line: 17 of 32 passing for 195 yards, one touchdown, one interception.

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Redshirt freshman Brandon Peters, who started the last three games, left last week's Wisconsin game with a concussion.

The Wolverines entered halftime tied, but the outcome could have been more favorable after 30 minutes.

Ohio State rallied to win despite 14-point deficit for the first time in the 120-year history of "The Game", beating MI 31-20. Three Michigan defenders had a bead on the ball, but it was Barrett who recovered.

MI took a 14-0 lead in the second quarter on a 2-yard Khalid Hill rush and a 3-yard catch by tight end Sean McKeon.

Khalid Hill's 2-yard scoring run capped a 13-play, 77-yard MI drive in the opening quarter.

O'Korn appeared to keep the drive alive on third down, scrambling to his left and stretching the ball out near the first down marker while running out of bounds, but he was marked a yard short.

MI began the drive at the OSU 5 after a 42-yard punt return from Donovan Peoples-Jones and a holding penalty on the Buckeyes.

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