May 25, 2024

The Game is the biggest of them all.

And it was the same on Saturday when Ohio State and Michigan squared off in the most recent installment of college football’s greatest rivalry. With a special Live Tailgate edition of “The Number One College Football Show,” we kept up with all the action as Michigan ultimately won 30–24. You can watch it all here.

Two special guests joined me: Beanie Wells, a former running back from Ohio State who ran for almost 3,400 yards in three seasons, and Chris Howard, a former Michigan running back who played with Charles Woodson of FOX Sports on the Wolverines’ 1997 national championship team.

Along with sharing anecdotes from their playing days and offering in-depth analysis of every play on the pitch, Howard and Wells gave insightful commentary on what makes this rivalry so special.

For a summary of all the key plays in The Game, scroll down.

FINAL: Michigan has won this rivalry three times in a row!

— Since 1995–1997, Michigan has not defeated Ohio State in three straight games. 1997 saw Michigan win the national championship.

Additionally, since winning six straight at home against Ohio State from 1989 to 1999, this is the first time Michigan has defeated Ohio State in a row at home.

— Michigan has never started 12-0 in back-to-back seasons before in school history.

— Michigan has won 30 straight regular-season games, including conference finals, going all the way back to 2021.

— Michigan has extended its record for the longest conference winning streak in school history by winning 24 straight games against Big Ten opponents.

— Ryan Day, the coach of Ohio State, is 40-0 against the other Big Ten teams and 1-3 against Michigan.

Before taking a hit, Kyle McCord managed to get rid of the ball, but Rod Moore of Michigan was the first to catch it, and the Wolverines were about to win this rivalry for the third time in a row.

After a 14-yard touchdown from Kyle McCord to Marvin Harrison, Ohio State was able to close the gap to 27-24. In eight plays, the Buckeyes marched 65 yards, cutting the clock short by almost four minutes.

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