Box Score: Buckeyes 26, Wolverines 21

In a tale of two halves, the Ohio State defense held down the fort against the explosive Michigan Wolverines in the final 30 minutes. The Buckeyes held on in yet another close rivalry duel, winning 26-21 to finish a perfect 12-0 for the regular season.

Carlos Hyde was the star offensive player for the Bucks, as he gained 146 yards, many of them in the final two drives, to secure the victory. Michigan gained -14 rushing yards outside of Denard Robinson as they couldn’t get anything going in the final two quarters.

Although Ohio State is ineligible for the BCS standings and a bowl game this year, this victory now means the controversy and theorizing won’t end until next season begins in August. Stay tuned for lots more analysis and debates in the coming days. But for now, savor this special victory, this special season and the sixth undefeated season in OSU history.

(19) MICHIGAN WOLVERINES
8-4 (Lost last 1)

OHIO STATE BUCKEYES
12-0 (Won last 12)

Team 1 2 3 4 Total
Michigan Wolverines 7 14 0 0 21
Ohio State Buckeyes 10 10 3 3 26

Scoring Summary

1st QuarterMICH – OHST
13:15 Ohio State BuckeyesOHST TD Carlos Hyde rushed to the left for 3 yard gain (Drew Basil made PAT) 0 – 7
8:04 Michigan WolverinesMICH TD Devin Gardner passed to Roy Roundtree to the right for 75 yard gain (Brendan Gibbons made PAT) 7 – 7
1:00 Ohio State BuckeyesOHST FG Drew Basil kicked a 41-yard field goal 7 – 10
2nd QuarterMICH – OHST
11:20 Michigan WolverinesMICH TD Devin Gardner rushed up the middle for 1 yard gain (Brendan Gibbons made PAT) 14 – 10
1:52 Ohio State BuckeyesOHST TD Braxton Miller passed to Corey (Philly) Brown to the right for 14 yard gain (Drew Basil made PAT) 14 – 17
1:30 Michigan WolverinesMICH TD Denard Robinson rushed to the right for 67 yard gain (Brendan Gibbons made PAT) 21 – 17
0:05 Ohio State BuckeyesOHST FG Drew Basil kicked a 52-yard field goal 21 – 20
3rd QuarterMICH – OHST
9:25 Ohio State BuckeyesOHST FG Drew Basil kicked a 28-yard field goal 21 – 23
4th QuarterMICH – OHST
7:35 Ohio State BuckeyesOHST FG Drew Basil kicked a 25-yard field goal 21 – 26

Passing

Michigan Wolverines Comp Att Yds Pct Y/A Sack YdsL TD Int Rating
Devin Gardner 11 20 171 55.0 8.6 4 40 1 1 133.3
Ohio State Buckeyes Comp Att Yds Pct Y/A Sack YdsL TD Int Rating
Braxton Miller 14 18 189 77.8 10.5 5 47 1 0 184.3

Rushing

Michigan Wolverines Rush Yds Avg Lng TD FumL
Denard Robinson 10 122 12.2 67 1 1
Vincent Smith 5 12 2.4 8 0 0
Thomas Rawls 5 3 0.6 2 0 0
Devin Gardner 7 -29 -4.1 6 1 2
Ohio State Buckeyes Rush Yds Avg Lng TD FumL
Carlos Hyde 26 146 5.6 17 1 0
Braxton Miller 20 57 2.9 42 0 1
Corey (Philly) Brown 1 21 21.0 21 0 1
Rod Smith 1 4 4.0 4 0 0

Receiving

Michigan Wolverines Rec Yds Avg Lng TD FumL
Roy Roundtree 3 92 30.7 75 1 0
Jeremy Gallon 6 67 11.2 30 0 0
Mike Kwiatkowski 1 6 6.0 6 0 0
Drew Dileo 1 6 6.0 6 0 0
Ohio State Buckeyes Rec Yds Avg Lng TD FumL
Corey (Philly) Brown 8 95 11.9 19 1 1
Devin Smith 2 63 31.5 52 0 0
Evan Spencer 1 9 9.0 9 0 0
Jake Stoneburner 1 9 9.0 9 0 0
Carlos Hyde 1 8 8.0 8 0 0
Michael Thomas 1 5 5.0 5 0 0

Kicking

Michigan Wolverines XPM XPA FGM FGA Lng Pct Pts
Brendan Gibbons 3 3 0 0 0 0.0 3
Ohio State Buckeyes XPM XPA FGM FGA Lng Pct Pts
Drew Basil 2 2 4 5 52 80.0 14

Punting

Michigan Wolverines Punt Avg Blk In20 TB
Will Hagerup 4 55.3 0 2 0
Ohio State Buckeyes Punt Avg Blk In20 TB
Ben Buchanan 3 44.7 0 2 0

Kick/Punt Returns

Michigan Wolverines KR Yds Avg Lng TD PR Yds Avg Lng TD
Dennis Norfleet 1 27 27.0 27 0 0 0 0.0 0 0
Drew Dileo 2 34 17.0 19 0 0 0 0.0 0 0
Jeremy Gallon 0 0 0.0 0 0 2 0 0.0 0 0
Ohio State Buckeyes KR Yds Avg Lng TD PR Yds Avg Lng TD
Bradley Roby 2 47 23.5 26 0 0 0 0.0 0 0
Corey (Philly) Brown 0 0 0.0 0 0 4 30 7.5 18 0