close
close

What Michigan’s 19-17 win over Illinois means for Ohio State football and The Game

COLLEGE PARK, Md. — The game can still be a matchup between undefeated Ohio State Football and undefeated Michigan — hardly.

Jake Moody’s 35-yard field goal nine seconds from time gave the Wolverines a 19-17 win over Illinois at Michigan Stadium. Michigan, the No. 3 team in the most recent College Football Playoff rankings, improved to 11-0. Ohio State is attempting to take on Maryland that same Saturday.

In Big Ten terms, The Game’s stakes wouldn’t have changed. The winner at Ohio Stadium next Saturday would have won the Big Ten East and advanced to the Big Ten championship game. However, a defeat for the Wolverines would have dealt a blow to the chances of one of The Game’s losers still making the playoffs.

DraftKings Sportsbook

STATES: OHIO PREG

PRE-REGISTRATION

$200 BONUS

+ OFFER FOR NEW USERS AT LAUNCH

Illinois, which once appeared to have taken control of the Big Ten West, came on Saturday on a two-game losing streak after home losses to Michigan State and Purdue. Running back Chase Brown recovered from an injury and rushed for 136 yards and two touchdowns. That included a 37-yard scoring run that gave the Illini a 17-10 lead late in the third quarter.

Michigan running back Blake Corum, who is considered a Heisman Trophy contender, suffered a knee injury in the first half. He left the game briefly, came back to start the second half but failed to finish the game. The Wolverines were already playing without their other top running back, Donovan Edwards.

Michigan kicked a field goal to play 3:14 within 17-16. Illinois punted from their own 22 with 2:24 remaining after forcing Michigan to use their last timeout. Michigan drove into the red zone before Moody, the reigning winner of the Lou Groza Award for the nation’s best kicker, scored his 65th field goal of his career.

Chris Olave jersey

Check out the link below to order a Chris Olave New Orleans Saints jersey after the Ohio State wide receiver ended 11th in Thursday night’s NFL draft.

Get the latest Ohio State Buckeyes merchandise: Here you can order Ohio State soccer gear online including jerseys, t-shirts, hoodies, caps and much more.

If you or a loved one have questions and need to speak to a gambling professional, call the Ohio Problem Gambling Helpline at 1-800-589-9966 or the National Council on Program Gambling Helpline (NCPG) at 1-800-522 . 4700

More horse chestnut coverage

Ohio State’s aggressiveness towards special teams could decide the Michigan game like it did in 2018

What is the Ohio State Football depth chart in Maryland?

Ohio State Football’s Jack Sawyer needs to play “reckless,” but one thing is holding him back

Does Ohio State Football Have a Path to the #1 Playoffs Without Georgia Losing?

What happened the last 5 times OSU tried to avenge a Michigan defeat?

Where Is Ohio State Football in the Week 12 College Football Playoff Rankings?

Ohio State vs. Michigan: How the Wolverines Possessed the Buckeyes Defense in 2021 — and What OSU Can Do About It — movie review

Ohio State Football vs Michigan rematch in Big Ten championship? Get Ready for The Games

Ohio State’s defenses are starting to heal, giving Jim Knowles more guns to work with

How Healthy Are Ohio State Football’s Running Backs for Maryland and Beyond?

Ryan Day believes Ohio State’s offensive line against Indiana “took a step in the right direction.”

Here are the announcers for the Ohio State Football vs. Maryland game

Ohio State football fans have a week to worry about this new Maryland scare ahead of Michigan

CJ Stroud’s Heisman Path; a doubleheader between Ohio State and Michigan; and crypto and bass clarinets: Buckeye Talk

Source