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Posted on Sat, Nov 21, 2009 : 9:03 a.m.

Michigan vs. Ohio State, everything you need to know

By Pete Bigelow


Brandon Graham sits on the sidelines during the final minutes of last year's 42-7 loss to the Buckeyes. This year, his college career with either end with a loss to Ohio State on Saturday or with a huge upset that would make the Wolverines bowl eligible.

Ann Arbor News file photo

WHAT: No. 9 Ohio State (9-2 overall, 6-1 Big Ten) vs. Michigan Wolverines (5-6 overall, 1-6 Big Ten).

WHERE: Michigan Stadium, Ann Arbor.

KICKOFF: 12:07 p.m., Saturday.

LATEST LINE: Ohio State is favored by 12 points.

RADIO: WOMC-FM 104.3, WTKA-AM 1050, CKLW-AM 800.

TELEVISION: ESPN on ABC. Sean McDonough will handle the play-by-play with Matt Millen serving as the color analyst. Holly Rowe provides sideline reports.

RUNDOWN: There's enough bad blood between the Wolverines and Buckeyes that they don't need extra reasons to gear up for Saturday's annual rivalry game.

They have two.

Michigan will host Terrelle Pryor for the first time since the Buckeyes quarterback spurned the Wolverines as a high-profile high school recruit. They'll also face offensive lineman Justin Boren, the Wolverine-turned-Buckeye, for the first time since he transferred.

Of course, the biggest storyline is this: Michigan may be heavy underdogs, but a win would not only fulfill the down-and-out Wolverines bowl aspirations, but a win for the ages.

Here's a look at our coverage heading into the game:



Use the hashtag #Wolverines to scroll your comments through below:



Sat, Nov 21, 2009 : 11:15 a.m.

Its amazing of all the negativity....thats for the weak, if your a true Michigan fan you'll be there no matter what. Win or lose if Michigan leaves everything they have on the field today I'll be a proud fan. Forty years ago Michigan pulled the upset...this could be the day ALL IN FOR MICHIGAN!!!!!!!!!!!!! GO BLUE!!

Rik Pfenninger

Sat, Nov 21, 2009 : 8:48 a.m.

Put a fork in the Wolverines, they are done! (a very sad Michigan alum)


Fri, Nov 20, 2009 : 9:03 p.m.

Every time I see Brandon Graham I get fired up! He's an old school, blow your mouth out Michigan defender. He needs his teammates to rise to his level and play some ball. Go Blue!


Fri, Nov 20, 2009 : 6:22 p.m.

Hi Pete, I'm not going to waste time making a prediction for this game. So, I'm picking RU! Scarlet Knights 42, Orange 10.

Atticus F.

Fri, Nov 20, 2009 : 5:25 p.m.

these last couple of years have been a disgrace to the history of the UofM. who ever is in charge of putting this team back on it's feet has been a miserable failure, and should be hanging their heads in shame for the rest of their lives, if they truely do care about the UofM. I'm to the point that I dont even want to watch the game, because I'm afraid I will be sick to my stomach the rest of the day. If OSU wins, I suggest that we take who ever is responsible, strap them to a chair, and let all of the happy smiling OSU fans moon them in the face as they walk by...because thats how I feel whenever we lose to them on our home turf! WE MUST PROTECT THIS HOUSE!!!!


Fri, Nov 20, 2009 : 4:34 p.m.

I know that I am a moron, but I really think it will be close game -- probably less that 8 points. OSU is over-rated and Michigan has everything to play for.


Fri, Nov 20, 2009 : 4:09 p.m.

The "best"? coach money can buy....OSU 54 U-m 9...they getting kicked all over again!!