With Maryland’s win over Ohio State, it’s officially “That Team Up North” week.

Welcome to Hate Week.

Ohio State has eliminated its first 11 opponents of the 2022 season. Now it can focus on what really matters: Michigan.

Justin Fields in Ann Arbor and J.K. It’s been nearly 1,100 days since the Buckeyes beat the Wolverines 56-27 in 2019 when Dobbins combined for eight touchdowns. In 2020, The Game was canceled due to a Covid-19 outbreak at Michigan’s program, and last year, the Buckeyes were blown out by the Wolverines, losing 42-27, their first loss to their bitter rivals in a decade.

But all that is in the past.

This season, Ohio State and Michigan are two of the best teams in the country. The Buckeyes are ranked No. 2 and the Wolverines are No. 3 in the College Football Playoff rankings. A trip to Indianapolis for the Big Ten Championship and CFP hopes battle in Columbus next weekend.

The scale of this year’s rivalry is comparable to the 2016 battle between the teams, where No. 6 Ohio State defeated No. 10 Michigan 30-27, courtesy of a Curtis Samuel walk-off in double overtime. -off touchdown. In retrospect, the 2006 no. The meeting between the No. 1 Buckeyes and the No. 2 Wolverines ended up being the “Game of the Century,” with Ohio State winning 42-39.

Additionally, the Heisman Trophy winner will likely be determined from the results of this season’s The Game, between CJ Stroud and Blake Corum. Standings for next week’s match is now in question, the favorites to take home the award. Stroud has been as exciting for the Buckeyes this season as Corum has been for the Wolverines. If either player’s solid performance leads to a win for their team, the Heisman could be decided Saturday at Ohio Stadium.

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This year’s meeting will be the 118th meeting between Ohio State and Michigan dating back to 1897. It is the most bitter rivalry in all sports. It is the biggest rivalry in all of sports. As it has so many times during The Game’s history, everything is on the line.

It’s Ohio State. It’s Michigan. It’s time for war.

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