Michigan RB Hassan Haskins against Ohio State. Nov 27, 2021; Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA; Michigan Wolverines running back Hassan Haskins (25) against the Ohio State Buckeyes in the first half at Michigan Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports

Saturday saw the Michigan Wolverines (#5 CFP, #6 AP) pull off a 42-27  home win against the Ohio State Buckeyes (#2 in both polls). The Wolverines particularly shone on the ground, with Hassan Haskins (seen above in the first half) rushing 28 times for 169 yards and five touchdowns and Blake Corum adding 87 more rushing yards on six carries. And they dominated the first three quarters, leading 28-13 heading into the fourth.

This marked Michigan’s first win over Ohio State since a 40-34 win in 2011 (also at home), and that one broke its own seven-game streak of Ohio State wins, so this rivalry has favored the Buckeyes a lot recently (although Michigan leads the all-time series 59-51-6); this also marked the first win in this series as head coach for Wolverines’ head coach Jim Harbaugh, who has held that role since December 2014. And the result here led to a lot of notable reactions, both in the stadium and around the college football world:


That’s quite the remarkable win for Michigan, and an amazing turnaround from how this game has often gone lately.

[Photo from Rick Osentoski/USA Today Sports]

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Andrew Bucholtz has been covering sports media for Awful Announcing since 2012. He is also a staff writer for The Comeback. His previous work includes time at Yahoo! Sports Canada and Black Press.