The 110th Edition of the Game in GIFs

By Jason Priestas on December 1, 2013 at 8:00a

It was a lot closer than most Ohio State fans anticipated, but the Buckeyes emerged from Ann Arbor with a 42-41 win to give the program its 24th win in a row.

Here are the GIFs that tell the story of that game.

Following an Ohio State punt, Jeremy Gallon put Michigan in great position with this 84-yard catch and run. Bradley Roby's speed – and angle – prevented a touchdown on the play.

Here's another look at the play. Taylor Lewan destroyed Doran Grant.

Devin Gardner would score two plays later to put Michigan up 7-0.

Braxton Miller and the Buckeyes would quickly answer with this 53-yard touchdown strike to Devin Smith.

The Wolverines would score again and Miller answered again. This time with a 53-yard scamper to knot things at 14.

Here's Devin Funchess abusing Dorant Grant with a hurdle. Grant responded well from a rough start in The Game.

Gardner, who threw for over 451 yards on the day, found Gallon this toss to put Michigan back up 21-14.

On the ensuing kickoff, Dontre Wilson was mobbed by seven Wolverines following the play...

Things quickly escalated and we had a brawl on our hands. Wilson's helmet was removed and he countered with a punch. Marcus Hall would leave the bench and throw a punch as well. When the dust had settled, both Hall and Wilson were ejected from the game.

Hall wasn't happy and went for two – fingers – on his way out of the stadium.

Miller ran another one in to tie the score at 21 with a minute remaining in the half.

Michigan coach Brady Hoke was not impressed.

Gardner had a field day against the Ohio State defense, but Michael Bennett gets to him here. And eats when done.

Carlos Hyde set a new Ohio State rushing record with 226 yards in The Game, topping Beanie Wells' previous mark of 225, set in 2007. Here he is going for 34 of his 226.

Miller would punch it in from there, his second rushing touchdown on the afternoon.

Five minutes later, Miller found tight end Jeff Heuerman on this 22-yard seam route for six. Ohio State led 35-21 entering the fourth quarter.

Michigan fans are nothing if not great planners.

After a trading scores, Michigan was in position to tie the game with 35 seconds remaining. Gardner found tight end Devin Funchess from the two to close to within one point of the lead.

Hoke rolled the dice and decided to go for two. Then Tyvis Powell entered manhood with this interception to end Michigan's bid.

Here's another look at the pick. Powell would later say that cornerbacks coach Kerry Coombs told the secondary what Michigan was going to run.

Gardner, deflated

Meanwhile, on the Ohio State sideline.

Bradley Roby recovered the ensuing onside kick, sealing the win for Ohio State.

The postgame handshake wasn't quite the driveby that it was last year, but there's clearly no love between Meyer and Hoke.

Hyde saluates visiting Buckeye fans following the game.

Want more GIFs from this game? Head to the The Game GIF Overflow.


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703Buckeye's picture

Excellent! Great job putting all this together.

"Attack the Strong, Trample the Weak, Hurdle the Dead!"
-Former OSU S&C Coach Lichter

mtgerken's picture

You sir have my favorite profile photo! I would have done it to. Dontre deserved to throw every punch he did, and I am happy as hell he did. 

"Because I couldn't go for three!"


703Buckeye's picture

Interesting. I tried changing my pic this evening but didn't think it took. I still see my old pic of me playing in college but I doubt that would fit the context of your comment, lol. Guess everyone can see my new pic but me, haha.

"Attack the Strong, Trample the Weak, Hurdle the Dead!"
-Former OSU S&C Coach Lichter

aabuckeye's picture

This is very cool!

GoBucks10's picture

The gif of dontre bring mobbed tells it all. He was pushed to the ground, taunted, ganged up on. B1G, if you want to address suspensions, I give you 7 michigan players. Bullsh*t all the way. Go buckeyes, woody Hayes, don't give a damn for michigan, roll hyde-sman, xbrax, 24-0, beat msu!

"Because I couldn't go for three."  - Woody Hayes

BuckeyePoetLaureate's picture

Geez.  They knocked him down and followed him several feet.  I don't blame him for what he did.

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Will in Arizona's picture

He'll still get suspended, as will Marcus Hall.  Hall's actions are inexcusable.

buckeyedude's picture

Having watched that video for the first time this morning, sober, I honestly cannot imagine any B1G commissioner looking at that, and not being able to see, CLEARLY, the players that instigated the whole thing. They all were wearing Sun and Blue. Dontre is what 5'7" and 170 lbs?  Thugs.  



tracyre's picture

THIS IS AWESOME!  Thank you for rocking so hard!  You guys over here on 11W are the shit!!!  Love these gifs...! 

Buckabroad's picture

Agree with TRACYRE wholeheartedly. The work and dedication you put into 11W is fantastic. Your stories in gifs really embody the games exceptionally well. It certainly has made me into an 11W addict!
Go Buckeyes! Let's finish this.

"The minute we stop expecting greatness, we become Wisconsin."

cinserious's picture

@ Dontre Wilson: You may have entered The Game not knowing what it really means but after today, You, your kids, and your grandkids will have 109 years worth of hatred built up towards that trash up north!

One day I will valiantly become a political prisoner of 11W jail.

Hovenaut's picture

Can't believe how nervous I am after looking at all these clips.


Earle's picture

The more I see of the Dontre Wison video, the more convinced I am that it was premeditated.

I was disappointed that hatred didn't win yesterday's pre-game poll by a wide margin. At least now some of the folks who didn't live through the pre-Tressel years may be gaining an appropriate hatred for that team up north.

Enjoy your December bowl, fellas.

Snarkies gonna snark. 

zbd's picture

Thanks for putting all highlights on 11 warriors. Dontre and all Buckeyes still need to grow a pair and be above the punks of M. None of those M cowards would do that by themselves. Now on to the M state game.

The Butler's picture

You for got a couple:
1. Ohio State fans after the missed two point conversion

2. Michigan fans after the missed two point conversion

I've trained Canaries in the sport of falconry.


andyb's picture

I have never seen the Dog and cupcake one...but my god, I am crying over hear laughing so hard! 

ogama843's picture

It is funny, but is anyone else seeing the disturbing Viet Nam War photos mixed in with it?

Holy Buckeye!

buck-I.8's picture

No man, must be your own mind, you should get that checked out. 

Seattle Linga's picture

Jason - you're the man - thanks for the reveal 

OSUPhilosopherAndHomer's picture

I agree with the above sentiment that they ganged up against Dontre, but you can't really suspend the Michigan players. However, I believe that it is clear that they instigated the brawl. I don't think there should be any suspensions against anyone, maybe just a slap on the wrist.

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