After the Buckeyes defense got a stop, Ohio State went on a 16-play drive that covered 84 yards and took seven minutes off the clock. That is the only game the Buckeyes have lost to a Big Ten opponent since Meyer became coach in 2012. The material on this site may not be reproduced, distributed, transmitted, cached or otherwise used, except with the prior written permission of Advance Local. "I don't think we have yet to put our best game in front of us, play our best game, where we're hitting on all cylinders.". All rights reserved (About Us). Please support high-quality local journalism. The Buckeyes had won 24 straight when they lost to Michigan State in the conference title game two seasons ago. Still, they arrive at the make-or-break part of the season as expected and in position to repeat. It could be more. The first 10 games of the season for the Buckeyes (10-0, 6-0) seemed like preliminaries. This was it. The last three times an unbeaten Ohio State team played a late-season game (November or later) against Michigan State the Spartans have won (1974, 1998 and 2013). Note to readers: if you purchase something through one of our affiliate links we may earn a commission. Bosa also had an interception on a pass he tipped late in the fourth quarter. The Pac-12 prepares to join the rest of college football as they begin conference play in Week 9. He matched another Ohio State mark with his fifth career 200-yard game, tying him with Eddie George for most by a Buckeye. They fell behind early, and quarterback Jake Rudock was knocked out of the game when he was sacked and slammed onto his left shoulder. The Buckeyes have been one of the few teams to effectively run against Michigan State each of the last two years, when the Spartans had the top rush defense in the Big Ten and one of the best in the nation. The selection committee protocol emphasizes conference championships, and Ohio State can't win one. "It's a game to go out there and show who we are and what we can do.". Louisiana, Ohio, and Rhode Island had the slowest increase in population. Ohio State Buckeyes vs Michigan Wolverines. "I think people are still unsure of what we got," running back Ezekiel Elliott said. m_gallery_title = "Ohio State Buckeyes vs Michigan Wolverines"; 2 Ohio State. because Urban Meyer liked Warinner's presence on the sideline. "I'm very proud of the team the way they've worked and the way they've progressed," Harbaugh said. Chesson had four catches for 53 yards and a score in the first half. 5 CFP, No. The Buckeyes' season isn't over, but they have a much tougher road to a playoff spot without an appearance in the conference title game. Michigan was 8-for-11 on third down conversions in the first half. His 13-yard run late in the third quarter gave the Buckeyes an 18-point cushion, and his 17-yard run midway through the fourth, mercifully for Michigan, ended the scoring. Spartans knock off Ohio State on last-second FG Michael Geiger kicked a 41-yard field goal as time expired and Connor Cook-less Michigan State ended Ohio State's 23-game winning streak. Barrett was 9-of-15 -- throwing fewer times than he ran -- for 113 yards. By Kevin Trahan @insidenu Nov 21, 2015, 6:46pm EST This wasn't the year for Michigan to gain an edge in The Game. The loser cedes control of the Big Ten East title. He's one of best players that I've ever been around.". The Wolverines (9-3, 6-2) simply could not stop their rival from running at will. J.T. They are 13-point underdogs to Ohio State. 15," Michigan defensive tackle Chris Wormley said. m_gallery_type = "photo"; Gallery: Ohio State Buckeyes vs Michigan Wolverines. It was a longshot for Rudock to come back when he went out with the Wolverines down 35-13, and they weren't going to come back without Rudock. Elliott has 15 straight games of at least 100 yards rushing, not including the 154 and two touchdowns in the 49-37 victory at Michigan State last year. A New Year's bowl is all but guaranteed right now. More ground to make up, but knowing our team, we will keep working hard.". Ohio St. trumps Michigan to cap perfect season. Information from the Associated Press was used in this report. Cook is an Ohio native who wasn't recruited by the Buckeyes, and the Spartans can't afford for him to be less than excellent on Saturday. Cook has passed for 2,482 yards, 21 touchdowns and four interceptions. Rudock was injured by former high school teammate Joey Bosa early in the fourth quarter and was replaced by Wilton Speight. The Buckeyes (11-1, 7-1 Big Ten) did all they could to make their case against Michigan with their 11th in the past 12 games of what has become a lopsided series. In the fourth quarter, red-clad fans were easy to see in the emptying stadium and could be heard shouting, "OH-IO! Michigan State (9-1, 5-1) lives in a perpetual state of proving its worthy of elite status. 8 Ohio State rout Michigan (No. Ohio State offensive line coach and offensive coordinator Ed Warinner coached from the press box for the first time on Saturday. "What you want in a quarterback, you pretty much see in him," Ohio State co-defensive coordinator Chris Ash said. 2 in the country, had allowed 100 rushing yards to a team. The following table lists the population of each state in the United States, from the year 1790 to 2015. I don't know if he should win. After last week's offensive performance, something had to change. Ohio St. cruises to 4th straight win over Michigan Ezekiel Elliott ran for 214 yards and two touchdowns to help Ohio State rout Michigan 42-13 on Saturday. Without that, there is no Big Ten championship, and without that, you might as well say goodbye to the College Football Playoff. "We're used to it around here," center Jack Allen said. That score was set up by Elliott's 66-yard scamper. The 2015 college football season continues Saturday, November 21, as the No. "I think we have talent to play with the top-10 teams in the country, I do," said Dantonio, whose team is 5-1 in its last six games against top-10 teams. Kenny Allen kicked a 25-yard field goal to pull the Wolverines within four points early in the second quarter. Registration on or use of this site constitutes acceptance of our User Agreement, Privacy Policy and Cookie Statement, and Your California Privacy Rights (each updated 1/1/20). Ohio State coach Urban Meyer said Elliott should at least be at the ceremony honoring college football's most outstanding player. Elliott carried 30 times for 215 yards and two touchdowns to help the No. "All the goals are right in front of us," Michigan State coach Mark Dantonio said. The Wolverines had one third-down conversion in the second half. This one game a week too late, but Ohio State still got the win it needed to keep all of its hopes alive; the Buckeyes just no longer control their own destiny. Ohio State has won 23 games in a row, the longest streak in the nation, and 30 straight Big Ten regular-season games. A 25-yard touchdown pass to Jalin Marshall capped the first drive of the second half to give Ohio State a 21-10 lead. Ohio State's victory in 15 seconds (0:14) Check out highlights from Ohio State's 42-13 win over Michigan. Rudock and Bosa played together at St. Thomas Aquinas in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. m_gallery_pagetype = "embed"; Ohio State took a 14-3 lead with five minutes left in the half on a 5-yard run by Elliott. While coach Jim Harbaugh has generated a lot of hype this year for coming back to lead Michigan, where he was the starting quarterback two decades ago, he has to improve a program that is 0-4 against Buckeyes coach Urban Meyer. Michigan State-Ohio State 2015 final score: 3 things we learned from the Spartans' 17-14 win What an upset from the Spartans. From 2000 to 2010, Nevada grew the fastest, followed by Arizona, Utah, Idaho and Texas. "We've closed a lot of ground. He threw for 263 yards and a touchdown before leaving the game. It was a move the Buckeyes held off for 11 weeks, because Urban Meyer liked Warinner's presence on the sideline. © 2020 Advance Local Media LLC. 19 BCS, No. Elliott surpassed 1,500 rushing yards for the season, joining Archie Griffin as the only players in Ohio State history with multiple seasons of 1,500 yards. 2 on the school's all-time rushing list and trails only two-time Heisman Trophy winner Griffin. Ohio State couldn't get that help, as the Spartans won 55-16. With one good performance against the Spartans, all the angst about the Buckeyes goes away. The Buckeyes have given up sacks in a little over 5 percent of their pass attempts, which ranks 45th in the country. With Michigan looking to flip momentum at the start of the second half, Ohio State scored on a 21-yard touchdown pass from Barrett to Jalin Marshall to go up 21-10. Barrett, who had 19 carries for a season-high 139 yards, started the scoring barrage with a 7-yard run late in the first quarter. The score was set up by long runs of 25 and 16 yards from Barrett. Joey Bosa came off the right edge and sacked Rudock with 12 minutes left in the fourth quarter. 9 Michigan State Spartans in a Big Ten game at Ohio Stadium in Columbus, Ohio. Elliott's spectacular performance came one game after he was held to 33 yards on 12 carries against Michigan State and then publicly criticized the team's play calling and declared he will skip his senior season to enter the NFL draft. It also took 12 weeks for Ohio State to come up with an effective gameplan that had the Buckeyes moving the ball consistently on offense. Playing nothing but unranked teams, they haven't been nearly as dominant as expected for the first unanimous preseason No. m_gallery_blog_id = "4501"; Ohio State visited Ann Arbor to face Michigan in week 14 of the 2019 college football season. Community Rules apply to all content you upload or otherwise submit to this site. 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Let's have a look. m_gallery_id = "19287190"; Michigan State's defensive line, led by defensive end Shilique Calhoun, is among the best in the nation and has helped the Spartans rack up 29 sacks, tied for 14th best in the country. 4 AP) defense shut out Michigan (No. It was just the fifth time all season that Michigan's defense, ranked No. The 2015 Ohio State Buckeyes football team represented Ohio State University in the 2015 NCAA Division I FBS football season.It was the Buckeyes' 126th season overall, the 103rd as a member of the Big Ten Conference, and second as a member of the Eastern Division.The team was led by Urban Meyer, in his fourth year as head coach, and played its home games at Ohio Stadium in Columbus, Ohio. After going 21-26 with three touchdowns, Texas A&M QB Kellen Mond says he wants to be more consistent for the rest of the season. He helped put the game away with a 10-yard touchdown run that put the Buckeyes up 35-13 with 12:53 left in the fourth quarter. 3 Ohio State Buckeyes host the No. Elliott had 214 yards rushing and two touchdowns, helping No. m_gallery_permalink = ""; 12 AP) 42-13 on Saturday. m_gallery = "ohio_state_buckeyes_vs_michiga_1"; m_gallery_creation_date = "Saturday, November 28, 2015, 11:27 AM"; "I regret everything I said," Elliott insisted before being asked a question in a postgame news conference. 8 Ohio State Buckeyes to a 42-13 win over No. Note to readers: if you purchase something through one of our affiliate links we may earn a commission. Ohio State outlasts Michigan in two overtimes (2:20) Curtis Samuel scores the game-winning touchdown in double overtime to lift Ohio State past Michigan 30-27. It's the plan Ohio State could've used against Michigan State last week. But if Michigan State can beat Ohio State for the second time in three years and end another 20-plus-game winning streak for Urban Meyer's Buckeyes, the blemishes will be hardly noticeable.