This is one of the most satisfying wins in the series that I can remember. Michigan fans were openly rooting for OSU to pull out then MD win so they could beat a higher-ranked Buckeye team. They had booked their tickets to Indy and made plans for the playoffs. This game could not have gone better (unless the Bucks had put up 70!).
Apologies if any of this has already been posted. In any event, the Buckeyes were doubted by everyone and disrespected (given the way many of the games had played out this year- - understandable) - but showed everyone that the Buckeyes are still the Boss! Now finish the job in Indy!!
This article from MgoBlog is worth a read; it captures the UM view that this was a tipping point that ended in all-too-familiar failure.
And if they had won, a trip to Indianapolis that doubled as a formality awaited. So did the College Football Playoff. So did the allure of becoming a national contender year-in and year-out — dominating the Big Ten under Jim Harbaugh, with Ohio State fading into the background.
This game, make no mistake, was a tipping point.
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Sixty-two points later, Michigan was right back where it started, and Kinnel was on the podium, trying to put into words a stunning loss, and the wave of disappointment that came with it
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In the end, it was Kinnel who provided blunt, unyielding clarity.
“They completely beat us everywhere,” he said. “Run game, pass game. Everyone to blame.”
And it ends with a great quote: "Just as in the past, that failure will define the program."
Then there was Finebaum on ESPN this morning, who said "We’re four years in now,” “And if you couldn’t beat this Ohio State team with Urban Meyer, … you’re not going to beat them. If you’re a Michigan fan, just accept the fact that we’re going to lose to Ohio State every year as long as Urban Meyer is there. "
Here are a couple of nice comments from the mgoblog thread on the game, which started with the "revenge tour" and ended with shock, anger and acceptance of failure!
November 24th, 2018 at 6:08 PM ^
I mean this is about as bad a loss to OSU as I have ever seen. How could the defense come out like that? Only time that got stops was when OSU had dumb penalties. We're just a basketball school that happens to have a football team..."
November 24th, 2018 at 4:06 PM ^
Buckeyes can't even run the clock out without accidentally scoring on us today.
November 24th, 2018 at 4:01 PM ^
Do we still pull the 5* DE from cbus?
In reply to Do we still pull the 5* DE…by Blue in PA
November 24th, 2018 at 4:03 PM ^
Yep. And Stevie Wonder is going to win the Indy 500 in May.
November 24th, 2018 at 3:56 PM ^
Michigan won’t win again in this series until Urban retires. He’s on another level compared to Harbaugh.
Finally, here is 62 seconds of sad Michigan fans: