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It’s officially Beat M*ch*g*n Week! Get the information you need for Rivalry Week

Now that the clock ticked to zero in Ohio State’s win over Maryland, it means it’s officially Beat M*ch*g*n Week! It’s time to remove all the blue from your wardrobe, put red Xs on every visible M on your social media profiles and remove the name Michigan from your vocabulary.

It wasn’t easy for either team, but both TTUN and the Buckeyes survived and advanced to a play-in game for the College Football Playoffs on Saturday, November 26 at Ohio Stadium.

Here are some quick facts to prepare you for The Game’s 2022 edition:

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  • Though the Weasels hold an all-time record in the rivalry of 59-51-6, they’ve stood at 28-40-2 since Woody Hayes took over the Buckeye program in 1951. They’ve been 3-17 in the series since Jim Tressel became OSU coach in 2001.
  • The Skunk Bears haven’t won in Columbus in those millennia.
  • OSU is 51-47-4 against TTUN in Big Ten Conference games.
  • M*ch*g*n is 1-5 against Ohio State since Jim Harbaugh was named Maize and Blue head coach.
  • The last two times the Fighting Ferrets won The Game, the Buckeyes won the next seven and eight games respectively, so wait for OSU to start a new nine-game winning streak next weekend.

What’s at stake?

  • With the Mitten Men defeating Bert’s Fighting Illini on Saturday and the Buckeyes defeating Maryland, the winner of The Game will represent the Big Ten East in the conference championship game and virtually secure a berth in the college football playoffs.
  • Depending on how things play out, the loser could still be alive, but there’s no reason to take that chance.
  • Ohio State Quarterback CJ Stroud is currently the clear favorite to win the Heisman Trophy DraftKings Sportsbook at -105, while TTUN running back Blake Corum sits in third place at +600. Obviously, strong performances could seal the trophy if either side wins.

looking ahead

  • The current forecast shows a high of 41°F on Saturday afternoon with mostly cloudy skies. There is a 24% chance of precipitation with winds blowing from the west of 10 to 20 mph.
  • I would imagine that both FOX’s “Big Noon Kickoff” and ESPN’s “College GameDay” will take place in Columbus on Saturday. “GameDay” usually takes place outside of St. John Arena, while “Big Noon Kickoff” usually takes place across the stadium at RPAC.
  • Our old friend Matt Brown got a little insight into the GameDay decision

Be prepared


We’ll be covering the Rivalry match all week here at Land-Grant Holy Land, so make us your home for all your corn and blue hating from now until next Saturday.

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