Everyone loves a college football rivalry, which means Saturday afternoon will be extra special. Tomorrow afternoon, the Michigan Wolverines will square off agianst the Ohio State Buckeyes.
The Buckeyes have the Wolverines’ number in recent seasons. Ohio State are on a 7-game win streak against their rival, which dates back to 2012.
Online bookmaker SportsBetting has Michigan as the underdogs at +280.
For Michigan fans, this is the biggest game of the season. First, the Wolverines could end the Buckeyes’ bid at a perfect season. Sitting at 11-0, the Buckeyes are hoping to earn their first perfect season since 2012.
The Wolverines could also move up the polls with a win. Currently ranked 10th in the AP Polls, Michigan owns a record of 9-2 this season.
Entering the final game of the season, the Buckeyes have defeated some solid teams to keep their perfect season intact. They pumped Michigan State, handled Wisconsin and had no trouble closing out a win against Penn State. Tomorrow, the Buckeyes’ rival is the only thing standing in the way of a 12-0 record.
This is also a huge game for Wolverines coach Jim Harbaugh. Since joining the program in 2015, the Wolverines have not been able to defeat Ohio State. You can bet Harbaugh will be tossing and turning tonight in anticipation of tomorrow’s game.
Ohio State owns the best offense in the nation, according to points scored per game. The Buckeyes are dropping 49.4 points per game. What will happen when they face Michigan’s defense? The Wolverines are allowing just 16.2 points against per game, which is 12th in the nation.
Ohio State owns the number one defense in the NCAA, so it could be a long day for Harbaugh and the rest of the Wolverines.