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Undefeated Ohio State and The Team Up North gear up for “The Game”

Learn about the history, traditions, and stats of the rivalry between Ohio State football and TTUN ahead of Saturday’s noon kickoff.

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The Buckeyes will hit the road for a battle in the “The Big House.” | Photo via @ohiostathletics

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One of the greatest rivalries in all of college sports is facing off Saturday, Nov. 25 at 12 p.m. when the Buckeyes take on TTUN in Ann Arbor. Learn about the history of the rivalry and stats ahead of the showdown.

History of “The Game”

  • Animosity began between Ohio and Michigan from 1835 to 1836 when the states disputed over the strip of land running from Toledo to Indiana. President Andrew Jackson mediated by giving Ohio that land in exchange for giving Michigan the Upper Peninsula.
  • OSU and TTUN first played in 1897 and played every year, uninterrupted from 1918-2020 when there was no game due to COVID-19. OSU hosts even years while TTUN hosts odd years.
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Do you have a special rivalry week tradition? | Photo via @theohiostateuniversity

Stats this season

  • Ohio State is ranked No. 2 while TTUN is ranked No. 3 in the College Football Playoff rankings.
  • Michigan’s head coach Jim Harbaugh will not be coaching on Saturday after the Big Ten suspended him for violating the sportsmanship policy.
  • Both teams are 11-0, facing off as the only two undefeated Big Ten teams. The winner will advance to the Big Ten Championship on Saturday, Dec. 2.
  • DraftKings has the Wolverines as a six-point favorite while FanDuel has the Wolverines as a 3.5-point favorite.
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Place your game day preorder for stuffed buckeyes online at thebuckeyelady.com. | Photo via @thebuckeyelady

Rivalry week traditions

“The Game” will kick off at 12 p.m. on FOX. If you’re traveling to Ann Arbor, use our guide to the city to plan your weekend. Let’s go Bucks.

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