The University of Michigan Wolverines lost a costly overtime football game to the Ohio State Buckeyes on November 26. As a result of the game, it sent the Buckeyes into the playoffs and the Wolverines out of the playoffs.
Michigan, ranked number three at the time was unable to stop the number two ranked Buckeyes. After a double overtime win for Ohio State, it clinched them a chance in the college football playoffs.
As for Michigan, due to the loss they were unable to attend the Big Ten championship and were eventually dropped out of the top four.
Many Michigan fans have argued that the loss was due to biases and missed penalty calls.
After being sacked nine times by the Wolverines defense, Ohio State quarterback J.T. Barrett picked up a controversial first down on a fourth-and-one run. Buckeye head coach Urban Meyer made an extremely risky call going for the fourth down play late in the fourth quarter. The Buckeyes were down by three and were in field goal range.
Barrett, rammed into his blocker A.J. Alexander then promptly fell backwards right at the first down. After review of the play, the call on the field stood as called, first down Ohio State.
After lots of distress, Michigan head coach Jim Harbaugh along with many of fans did not agree with the call.