ANN ARBOR, Mich. — Ohio Point out adopted up its worst with its greatest.
A single week after battling in opposition to Michigan Condition, the Buckeyes dominated archrival Michigan forty two-thirteen on Saturday to spoil Jim Harbaugh’s coaching debut in one of college football’s most storied rivalries.
“I’ve been extremely fortunate to be all around some large-time video games,” Ohio Point out coach City Meyer said. “From the base of my heart, I informed my gamers that may have been the ideal one particular I’ve ever seen. To arrive back from the kick in the stomach that we took a 7 days in the past it was an dreadful week of exercise.
“To appear out and navigate a storm towards an exceptional staff, specifically that defense. … This is a single of the ideal teams of youngsters I have ever been about.”
Managing back Ezekiel Elliott rushed for 214 yards and two touchdowns, and quarterback J.T. Barrett additional 139 yards on the ground, 113 yards passing and four complete touchdowns.
The eighth-ranked Buckeyes (11-1, seven-1 in the Huge 10) clinched at least a share of the Huge 10 East division championship for a fourth consecutive season.
Ohio Point out nonetheless has a route to the Huge Ten championship if Michigan Point out loses to Penn Condition afterwards these days.
“To occur and execute the way we did these days and dominate, it exhibits how resilient this crew is,” Elliott mentioned.
Harbaugh, a previous Michigan quarterback who tormented Ohio Point out in the nineteen eighties, was making an attempt to carry on an odd pattern. Seven of the earlier eight Wolverines coaches received their 1st conference in opposition to the Buckeyes.
Rather, No. ten Michigan (nine-three, six-2) had no answer for Ohio State’s dashing attack.
“We played quicker (than last 7 days),” Barrett mentioned. “We knew they would consider to throw the kitchen sink at us. We considered actively playing at a more quickly pace would make them tired.
“We could see their defensive line battling. (Elliott) and myself kept looking at creases, so we ran by way of them.”
The Buckeyes, who have beaten Michigan in eleven of the previous 12 meetings, piled up 371 yards speeding and 5 touchdowns on the floor.
Elliott, 1 week after a twelve-have, 33-yard functionality from the Spartans, approached the university record for rushing yards from Michigan, set by Carlos Hyde (226 yards) in 2013.
“It truly is a dream arrive correct to be a dominant collegiate athlete,” Elliott stated. “The offensive line, they’ve just been so great in my time below.
“That is 4 straight online games the Ohio Point out offensive line has dominated the (Michigan) sport. It all commences there. The chemistry we have with each other has carried us. We engage in for every other.”
Michigan entered the recreation with the Large Ten’s prime hurrying protection at seventy nine.5 yards for every game and was ranked fourth nationally.
However, the tone was established late in the 1st quarter when Elliott scampered for a sixty six-garden achieve two performs following Michigan roughed Ohio State punter Cameron Johnston.
Barrett capped the drive with a seven-garden landing run, his first of a job-substantial three for the working day.
“(Barrett) performed his tail off nowadays,” Meyer said.
The groups traded scores in the 2nd quarter, with Ohio State top at halftime fourteen-ten, as the Wolverines took momentum into the locker room right after a late touchdown.
“We felt like we could get it at halftime,” Harbaugh explained.
But the Buckeyes speedily dimmed the good outlook for many of the 111,829 in attendance at Michigan Stadium.
Ohio Point out scored on its 1st four belongings of the next fifty percent on a twenty five-garden move from Barrett to Jalin Marshall, a thirteen-garden operate by Barrett, a ten-yard run by Elliott and a 17-yard operate by Barrett.
“(Ohio State offensive coordinator) Ed Warinner receives blistered, and it truly is element of the title, but he did a great job,” Meyer said.
Michigan quarterback Jake Rudock, who was hurt in the 3rd quarter, concluded 19-of-32 passes for 263 yards and a landing.
The Wolverines could muster only fifty seven yards dashing on twenty five carries. They have been limited to 138 yards of offense in the next half following piling up 226 yards in the very first 50 percent.
“We are not creating any excuses we didn’t earn the sport,” Harbaugh said. “We will regroup. They performed much better.”
NOTES: Operating back Ezekiel Elliott is now 2nd all-time on Ohio State’s career speeding list, surpassing Eddie George on Saturday. … Urban Meyer improved to four- as opposed to Michigan as Ohio Point out mentor. … Michigan has not defeated Ohio State because 2011 and has only defeated the Buckeyes when in the very last twelve a long time. … Michigan honored forty four fourth- and fifth-12 months seniors throughout a pre-sport ceremony. … Ohio State co-offensive coordinator Ed Warinner coached from the press box for the very first time this season right after. … The Wolverines retired five quantities Saturday — No 48 Gerald Ford, No. ninety eight Tom Harmon, No. 21 Desmond Howard, No. 87 Ron Kramer, No. forty seven Bennie Oosterbaan and the No. eleven worn by Albert, Alvin and Whitey Wistert. … There was a moment of silence in honor of Chad Carr, the five-calendar year-old grandson of previous Michigan mentor Lloyd Carr, who died this 7 days from an inoperable mind tumor.