Michigan at Ohio State November 26, 2016 | Columbus, Ohio

In a physical, defense-dominated thriller befitting the powerhouse rivals, the No. 3-ranked Michigan Wolverines and No. 2 Ohio State Buckeyes battled through 60 minutes and two overtime periods before OSU emerged with a 30-27 victory Saturday (Nov. 26) at Ohio Stadium.

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Video Highlights


  • After missing a game due to injury, Wilton Speight (left) was outstanding in his return, completing 23 of 36 passes for 219 yards and two touchdowns.
  • Speight's clutch TD pass to Amara Darboh on fourth down helped send the game to a second overtime.
  • Kenny Allen's 37-yard field goal gave Michigan a three-point lead in the second overtime, but Ohio State's narrow fourth-down conversion led to the winning 15-yard TD run on the next play.
  • Michigan's defense had a season-high eight sacks as Taco Charlton led the way with a career-best 2.5.
  • This was the first overtime contest in the 113-game history of the Michigan-Ohio State series.
  • Kenny Allen posted a career-high 332 punting yards on seven punts (47.4 average), including three kicks downed inside the Ohio State 11-yard line.
  • Attendance: 110,045 (Ohio Stadium record)


The coaches: Jim Harbaugh and Urban Meyer

1st Quarter

After allowing the Buckeyes 62 yards on their opening drive that ended with a missed field goal, the Michigan defense surrendered just 19 yards the rest of the half.

2nd Quarter

Late in the first half, Khalid Hill (80) hammered his way into the end zone for a one-yard touchdown run and 10-7 U-M halftime lead. Hill later added an eight-yard TD catch that made it 17-7 with 6:37 left in the third quarter.

3rd Quarter

Jabrill Peppers' first career interception gave Michigan great field position for its opening drive of the second half, but it ended with a turnover on the goal line.

4th Quarter and Overtime

In the first overtime, Amara Darboh (82) came up with a diving catch in the back of the end zone on fourth down, and Kenny Allen's PAT forced a second extra period.

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