Ohio State vs Michigan 2013
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“The Snow Bowl” – On November 25th, 1950, Ohio State and Michigan played in Columbus during the worst blizzard Ohio had seen in 37 years. It was so cold that OSU kicker, Vic Janowicz described the experience as “a nightmare. My hands were numb and blue. I had no feeling in them, and I don’t know how I hung onto the ball. It was terrible. You knew what you wanted to do, but you couldn’t do it”. Ohio State fans showed their loyalty though, as 50,503 people attended the game, despite bone chilling 30 m.p.h winds, and white out conditions. After a long and brutal game though, Michigan would emerge victorious, winning 9-3.
November 22, 1969 – Woody Hayes led his Buckeye team into Ann Arbor on a 22-game winning streak and a #1 ranking, to battle Bo Schembechler’s Wolverine squad. The Buckeyes were considered heavy favorites, and the top team in the land. In the first half though, the Wolverines showed that they would not be intimidated. In the second quarter, Barry Pierson returned a punt 60 yards for a Wolverine Touchdown to break the game open. At the end of the first half, the score was 24-12, in favor of Michigan. In the second half, Michigan would put on a defensive display that stymied the Buckeyes. Michigan intercepted the ball 6 times, and the second half remained scoreless. Michigan carded the upset, and snapped the OSU win streak. This would be the first game of the “Ten Year War”. Between 1969-1978, OSU and Michigan met 4 times when both teams were ranked in the AP top 5. Michigan would have a slight edge after the “Ten Year War” with a 5-4-1 record.
Michigan vs Ohio State a brief history.
In 2006, as part of their Midwest Midterm Midtacular, The Daily Show visited The Ohio State University and made fun of the rivalry on the final night by having correspondent Rob Riggle report while wearing a Michigan sweatshirt. This brought boos, jeers, and a few laughs from the Ohio State University audience. After the sketch was over, Jon Stewart compared the rivalry to the disputes between Sunni and Shiite Muslims.