There was a bloodbath in Columbus Saturday and one team made it out alive.


Ohio State blew past Michigan ​in the last game of the regular season. Both teams stood at 10-1 going into the week. The winner would go on to the Big 10 Championship against Northwestern. Everything was on the line and only one team played like it.

The No. 4 Wolverines were obvious favorites against the No. 10 Buckeyes. In fact, not even ​Ohio State was convinced that they would pull it off, but ​Michigan definitely was. Oops.


Things stayed competitive in the first half. Ohio State was only up 24-19 going into the third quarter. It was the close matchup we all expected. Then everything crumbled. 


​The Buckeyes had a deflating blocked-punt touchdown in the third and quarterback Dwayne Haskins continued to play mistake free. Haskins put up over 300 yards and five touchdowns against a stout defense. Running back Mike Weber and receiver Parris Campbell both brought big plays to OSU's offense which had been missing in previous weeks. Weber ran for 96 yards and a touchdown while Campbell also had a score and 114 yards.

The Wolverines were nowhere close. They were down 41-19 by the fourth quarter. Quarterback Shea Patterson only topped 187 yards with a crucial interception. No offensive weapon surpassed 100 yards.

What happened to the dominance? Where was the heart? ​They're receiving all of the heat they deserve.


Ohio State must keep this energy alive for the Big Ten Championship. Northwestern is waiting, and we'll all be watching.