# 401 - What Are YOU Doing To Beat Ohio State This Saturday?

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Tonight on the Show, it's back, THE Game is back, between the # 2 Ohio B*ckeyes (10-1, 8-0) and the # 5 Michigan Wolverines (10-1, 7-1) in Ann Arbor. BOTH the FOX Big Noon Kickoff and ESPN's College GameDay will be LIVE from Ann Arbor on Saturday. Could an upset take place? Maybe, but don't hold your breath. Ohio is an eight point favorite, coming off a 56-7 destruction of then # 7 Little Brother, ending the K-9 for Heisman Campaign. BOTH of the teams they lost to this season got blown out on Saturday (Oregon, who beat Ohio in Columbus on September 11, lost 38-7 to Utah on November 20).

With last year being the first time since 1917 that the Game did NOT take place, this marks the first time since 1903 that The Game is being held in Ann Arbor back-to-back meetings. A B*ckeye win would tie Michigan's 1901-09 streak for the most consecutive wins in Series history.

The winner of this game will win the Big Ten East, and represent the East in the Big Ten Championship in Indianapolis on December 4th.

Storylines for The Game:
- Harbaugh: "We're Playing for ALL the Marbles."
- Harbaugh: "The Playoffs have begun."
- McNamara: "This is why you come to Michigan."
- Can Ojabo & Hutchinson stop Stroud?
- Will Stroud put the pedal to the medal like he did with Michigan State, and last place Indiana, Maryland, & Rutgers?
- Can the Secondary stop the BIG THREE (Olave, Wilson, and Smith-Njigba)?
- Will Corum be able to play?
- Can Haskins shred the Silver Bullets (hey, it worked for Oregon, and helped Minnesota and Nebraska stay in the game against Ohio)?
- Can Michigan "Biakabutuka" the B*ckeyes?
- Will Day put up 100, like he promised in 2020?
- If Michigan gets blown out, does Harbaugh get fired?

Plus, it's Thanksgiving Week!
Stores CLOSED on Thanksgiving - https://www.10tv.com/article/news/nation-world/thanksgiving-2021-stores-...
Target CLOSED on Thanksgiving forever - https://www.10tv.com/article/news/nation-world/target-closed-thanksgivin...
Local Holiday Lights & Tree Lightings - https://www.10tv.com/article/news/local/holiday-light-displays-throughou...
Where In The World Is Santa Claus (in Columbus) This Year? - https://www.10tv.com/article/news/local/where-you-can-see-santa-in-centr...
Giving Tuesday (November 30) - http://www.givingtuesday.org (Consider giving to WCRS on November 30th - Giving Tuesday)

And on this day in The Game History:
- 1969: Michigan beats # 1 Ohio, 24-12 in the first of 10 meetings between Bo and Woody ("The Ten Year War").
- 1980: Bob Ufer's last trip to Columbus (and the last edition of The Game called by Ufer), a 9-3 Wolverines win over Ohio.
- 1986: Jim Harbaugh guarantees victory over Ohio, as Michigan escapes Columbus with a 26-24 win over Ohio.
- 1997: Charles Woodson impresses Heisman voters, with a 78 yard punt return in a 20-14 nailbiting win over Ohio, between # 1 Michigan and # 4 Ohio.
- 2003: The 100th Edition of The Game takes place in Ann Arbor, as Michigan beats Ohio 35-21, the only loss for Jim Tressel (unless you count the vacated 2010 Ohio win) in the rivalry.
- 2008 (This one stings): Ohio beats Michigan, 42-7 in the most lopsided win over Michigan since Woody "couldn't go for three" in a 50-14 rout of Michigan in 1968.

And on this Week in The Game History:
- 1971: Billy Taylor scores the go-ahead touchdown, a 21 yard run to beat Ohio, 10-7, to send Michigan to the Rose Bowl.
- 1991: Desmond Howard returns a punt for 93 yards, a touchdown, and a Heisman pose, in a 31-3 rout of Ohio (and future College GameDay co-star Kirk Herbstreit).
- 1996: Tai Streets pulls away from Shawn Springs to score the game's only touchdown in a 13-9 win in Columbus, keeping the B*ckeyes out of the National Championship...again.
- 1999: Michigan, behind future Super Bowl legend Tom Brady, comes from behind, to score 17 unanswered points in a 24-17 comeback win over Ohio, in what would be John Cooper's last trip to Ann Arbor.
- 1995: Tim Biakabutuka runs for 313 yards, and ruins Ohio's chances for a National Championship with a 31-23 upset win over Ohio.

Friday will mark exactly ten years since Michigan last beat Ohio (should have been five, but in 2016, the B*ckeyes won on 5th Down, because J.T. Barrett was short on 4th and Inches).