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.

8-4 (Lost last 1)

12-0 (Won last 12)

Michigan Wolverines7140021
Ohio State Buckeyes10103326

Scoring Summary

1st QuarterMICH – OHST
13:15Ohio State BuckeyesOHSTTDCarlos Hyde rushed to the left for 3 yard gain (Drew Basil made PAT)0 – 7
8:04Michigan WolverinesMICHTDDevin Gardner passed to Roy Roundtree to the right for 75 yard gain (Brendan Gibbons made PAT)7 – 7
1:00Ohio State BuckeyesOHSTFGDrew Basil kicked a 41-yard field goal7 – 10
2nd QuarterMICH – OHST
11:20Michigan WolverinesMICHTDDevin Gardner rushed up the middle for 1 yard gain (Brendan Gibbons made PAT)14 – 10
1:52Ohio State BuckeyesOHSTTDBraxton Miller passed to Corey (Philly) Brown to the right for 14 yard gain (Drew Basil made PAT)14 – 17
1:30Michigan WolverinesMICHTDDenard Robinson rushed to the right for 67 yard gain (Brendan Gibbons made PAT)21 – 17
0:05Ohio State BuckeyesOHSTFGDrew Basil kicked a 52-yard field goal21 – 20
3rd QuarterMICH – OHST
9:25Ohio State BuckeyesOHSTFGDrew Basil kicked a 28-yard field goal21 – 23
4th QuarterMICH – OHST
7:35Ohio State BuckeyesOHSTFGDrew Basil kicked a 25-yard field goal21 – 26


Michigan WolverinesCompAttYdsPctY/ASackYdsLTDIntRating
Devin Gardner112017155.08.644011133.3
Ohio State BuckeyesCompAttYdsPctY/ASackYdsLTDIntRating
Braxton Miller141818977.810.554710184.3


Michigan WolverinesRushYdsAvgLngTDFumL
Denard Robinson1012212.26711
Vincent Smith5122.4800
Thomas Rawls530.6200
Devin Gardner7-29-4.1612
Ohio State BuckeyesRushYdsAvgLngTDFumL
Carlos Hyde261465.61710
Braxton Miller20572.94201
Corey (Philly) Brown12121.02101
Rod Smith144.0400


Michigan WolverinesRecYdsAvgLngTDFumL
Roy Roundtree39230.77510
Jeremy Gallon66711.23000
Mike Kwiatkowski166.0600
Drew Dileo166.0600
Ohio State BuckeyesRecYdsAvgLngTDFumL
Corey (Philly) Brown89511.91911
Devin Smith26331.55200
Evan Spencer199.0900
Jake Stoneburner199.0900
Carlos Hyde188.0800
Michael Thomas155.0500


Michigan WolverinesXPMXPAFGMFGALngPctPts
Brendan Gibbons330000.03
Ohio State BuckeyesXPMXPAFGMFGALngPctPts
Drew Basil22455280.014


Michigan WolverinesPuntAvgBlkIn20TB
Will Hagerup455.3020
Ohio State BuckeyesPuntAvgBlkIn20TB
Ben Buchanan344.7020

Kick/Punt Returns

Michigan WolverinesKRYdsAvgLngTDPRYdsAvgLngTD
Dennis Norfleet12727.0270000.000
Drew Dileo23417.0190000.000
Jeremy Gallon000.000200.000
Ohio State BuckeyesKRYdsAvgLngTDPRYdsAvgLngTD
Bradley Roby24723.5260000.000
Corey (Philly) Brown000.0004307.5180