I don't think that any impartial or semi-partial observer of Ohio State football this season thought that a win over Michigan was a total lock going into The Game. Despite generational talent in the wide receiver room, there were defensive deficiencies that Buckeye fans spent weeks wringing their hands about, and a sense that maybe, just maybe, the Michigan Wolverines were finally competent enough to give Ohio State a run for their money.
They were, and did. This loss sucks, it's garbage and awful and I hate it. But it's also a reminder that nothing last forever, and a decade of not losing to Michigan is in of itself a pretty insane thing to witness. But now it's over. Dammit!
Yeah, this is going to shock you but Ohio State players weren't particularly active on social media after the game.
This game different man. You gotta be in it to really understand it— Parris Campbell (@PCampbell21) November 27, 2021
These snow games are the best. Anyone thats played can tell you how bad trying to stop the run in the cold hurts. The toughest team will win this game.— Michael Bennett IV (@mike96bennett) November 27, 2021
Bro they havent called one hold on them yet. Its blatant— Parris Campbell (@PCampbell21) November 27, 2021
Michigan is punching OSU in the mouth repeatedly, and OSU has no counter whatsoever right now.— Joshua E Perry (@RIP_JEP) November 27, 2021
Ohio State trying their best to lose this game— Sam Thompson (@SlamIAm12) November 27, 2021
Cant win if you cant get a stop.— Dustin Fox (@DustinFox37) November 27, 2021
This is weird bruh we gotta go get some more dudes with a chip on they shoulder— Johnnie L. Dixon III (@YoungKing_JD5) November 27, 2021
Congrats to Harbaugh game went exactly as he needed it to go. Dictated tempo, ran it 40 times, and played with Great emotion— Bobby Carpenter (@Bcarp3) November 27, 2021
No resistance at all in the run game. I'm baffled right now. I need to find a Buckeye support group asap.— Chimdi Chekwa (@ChimChek) November 27, 2021
Just watched The Game. After almost two years of crap it was really nice of us to give some charity out today. Muck Fichigan and see you all next year— Nick Mangold (@nickmangold) November 28, 2021
Dominating performance by @UMichFootball ..Controlled the line of scrimmage all game. Deserved what they earned..IMPRESSIVE!— Clark Kellogg (@ClarkKelloggCBS) November 27, 2021
A painful loss &lesson for young @OhioStateFB, but part of the journey to future championship success.@B1Gfootball #MichiganFootball #BuckeyeNation
I WILL ADMIT THAT THIS WAS A LITTLE RAY OF SUNSHINE IN AN OTHERWISE DREARY DAY
I guess the pay cut worked!!!— Jared Sullinger Sr. (@Jared_Sully0) November 27, 2021
Buckeyes take the field! pic.twitter.com/6wTbtpTYuO— Kyle Robertson (@KRobPhoto) November 27, 2021
The Michigan press box announcer attempted to say J.T. Tuimoloau. It didn't go well.— Dan Hope (@Dan_Hope) November 27, 2021
Chaos in the tunnel between Ohio State & Michigan pic.twitter.com/HedljphBq1— Josh Pate (@LateKickJosh) November 27, 2021
After the game... pic.twitter.com/dUkWTz7bqn— mackenzie (@_macshanklin) November 27, 2021
This about sums it up right here. pic.twitter.com/PaEsRfFo5i— Garrick Hodge (@Garrick_Hodge) November 27, 2021
The scene here pic.twitter.com/fLiq15C1jC— angelique (@chengelis) November 27, 2021
So, uh, what's next? Literally a bowl game? In like a month? Is that real? What do I do until then? I'm going to bed.
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