Michigan vs Ohio State 2012 will kick off at noon on Saturday in Columbus. The game will be televised on ABC/ESPN. For a complete game preview click here: Michigan vs Ohio State. For the Extra Points, read on.
Last week Devin Gardner became the first Big Ten player with 3 passing and rushing touchdowns in same game since Indiana’s Antwaan Randle El in 1998.
Michigan last won at Ohio Stadium in 2000.
Michigan leads the all-time series with a 58-44-6 record.
Michigan and Ohio State have played every year since 1918, a streak that ranks 10th in Division I-A for the longest uninterrupted series.
Ohio State enters the game 11-0.
Michigan has ruined 5 perfect seasons for the Buckeyes (1969,1973,1993,1995,1996).
Craig Roh will make his 50th career start on Saturday, tying him with Jon Jansen for the most career starts by a Michigan player.
Brady Hoke is the first Michigan head coach to go undefeated at home in his first two seasons at U-M since Fielding Yost (1901-02).
Over the last three games, Michigan has scored 16 offensive touchdowns. Eleven of those 16 touchdowns were produced on 75+-yard scoring drives.
Michigan ranks first in the nation in pass defense, allowing only 152.2 yards per game through the air. The Wolverines have not allowed 200 passing yards in a single game this season.
Devin Gardner has started the last 3 games at quarterback for Michigan. He has completed 65.7% of his passes for 834 pass yards with 7 TDs and 3 interceptions. He has also rushed for 105 yards and another 6 TDs.
In the win against Iowa, Gardner became only the sixth player since 2000 to throw for 300+ yards, pass for three touchdowns and rush for three scores in the same game. Collin Klein, Johnny Manziel, Keith Price, Dan Lefevour and Kellen Clemens are the only other players to accomplish the feat during that span.
Gardner has been named the Big Ten Offensive Player of the Week in each of the last two weeks.
ESPN’s accuscore projects Ohio State to win 34-27. Teamrankings.com has the Buckeyes winning 27-22 and numberFire likes Ohio State by a final score of 27-23.
Michigan is 8-1 all-time in overtime games.
Jordan Kovacs needs 2 tackles to move past Andy Moeller and into 12th place on Michigan’s all-time tackle list.
Roy Roundtree needs 5 receptions to move past David Terrell and into 6th place on Michigan’s all-time receptions list.
Will Hagerup leads the Big Ten in punting (44.7 avg.).
Brendan Gibbons has made 11 consecutive field goals. That streak ranks second in school history to Remy Hamilton’s 14 straight in 1996.
Denard Robinson needs 17 yards to move past Brad Smith and into second place on the NCAA’s all-time rushing list for quarterbacks.
Jake Ryan leads Michigan in total tackles (75), solo stops (48) and TFLs (13.0).
Michigan snapped a six-game losing streak to Ohio State last year in Ann Arbor, 40-34. Those six consecutive wins by the Buckeyes represented the longest winning streak for Ohio State against Michigan.
That six-game streak tied the second-longest winning streak for either team in this series and it was the longest streak in 84 years. Michigan owns the longest such streak – nine games between 1901-09.