Five Straight Ohio State Recruiting Classes Win Four Gold Pants

By Kevin Harrish on November 30, 2019 at 5:00 pm
Five gold pants.

For the fifth straight time, a Buckeye recruiting class leaves Columbus with a complete set of Gold Pants.

With Ohio State's eighth-straight win over Michigan – the longest Ohio State's 2016 recruiting class becomes the fifth consecutive class to go 4-0 against Michigan, earning four pairs of Gold Pants.

The 2016 class is now the 11th crop of Ohio State players to go 4-0 in four seasons against Michigan. Meanwhile, Michigan hasn't won four consecutive games in the rivalry since 1988-91.

To put the Buckeyes' recent dominance in perspective, it happened just twice before 2007, when the Buckeyes beat Michigan four times in a row between 1934-37 and 1960-63, though freshmen were ineligible to play before 1968.

Of course, for many members of that 2016 class, the job's not quite done yet with a number of players returning for a fifth season next year, looking for a fifth pair of Gold Pants.

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