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Posted on Sat, Nov 27, 2010 : 11:45 a.m.

Ohio State expands lead in second half against Michigan

By Jim Knight


John Carr of Columbus, Ohio, battles the cold wind outside of Ohio Stadium as he puts out game day programs for the Michigan at Ohio State game.

Lon Horwedel |

Third quarter Ohio State 37, Michigan 7: Devin Barclay's third field goal of the day came from 23 yards out.

Ohio State 34, Michigan 7: Devin Barclay kicked a 36-yard field goal. Daniel Herron ran 89 yards on the first play of the four-play drive.

Ohio State 31, Michigan 7: Daniel Herron scored on a 32-yard run as the Buckeyes expanded their lead. Ohio State moved 55 yards in six plays.

Second quarter Ohio State 24, Michigan 7: Ohio State quarterback Terrelle Pryor avoided a blitz and found DeVier Posey for a 33-yard touchdown pass.

Ohio State 17, Michigan 7: Jordan Hall returned a short kickoff 85 yards as Ohio State scored 12 seconds after Michigan's touchdown.

Ohio State 10, Michigan 7: Michael Shaw scored on a 1-yard run, one play after Denard Robinson ran 21 yards to the goal line.

Ohio State 10, Michigan 0: Terrelle Pryor led a five-play, 35-yard drive and hit Dane Sanzenbacher with a 7-yard touchdown pass.

Ohio State 3, Michigan 0: Devin Barclay kicked a 34-yard field goal to cap a 10-play, 74-yard drive. The big play: A 38-yard pass from Terrelle Pryor to Dane Sanzenbacher. Tight end Jake Stoneburner also had a 21-yard pass reception. The drive started on the Ohio State 9-yard line after the Buckeyes recovered a Denard Robinson fumble.

Pregame Naturally, today's Michigan at Ohio State football game will influence the Big Ten Conference championship race.

No. 8 Ohio State, No. 5 Wisconsin and No. 11 Michigan State all sport records of 10-1 overall, 6-1 in the conference. Michigan State plays Penn State at noon. Wisconsin If all three teams finish deadlocked, the BCS standings would be used as a tiebreaker.

We'll update this file throughout today's Michigan at Ohio State game (noon, ABC).


Ohio State quarterback Terrelle Pryor was 15-of-21 passing for 196 yards and two touchdowns in the first half.

Lon Horwedel |

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Will Hagerup suspended for game: Read the latest

Michigan injury list: Out - John Ferrara (knee), J.T. Floyd (ankle), Mike Jones (leg), Teric Jones (knee), Martavious Odoms (foot), Jared Van Slyke (clavicle), Mike Williams (head), Troy Woolfolk (ankle



Sat, Nov 27, 2010 : 9:54 p.m.

With regard to the point of view of some blog posts, calling the won-loss record "improvement" makes my blood boil. You can't call it improvement when you destroy the program in the first place to reach a pitiful 3-9 record in 2008. Calling this improvement assumes we never watched Michigan football before 2008. Michigan used to contend for the Big Ten title every year. Now, it's not even a team goal. Calling this improvement is insulting our intelligence. It's not improvement when you can't beat teams in your own conference.

Sean T.

Sat, Nov 27, 2010 : 3:43 p.m.

Now if our "point a minute offense" showed the fire that TRUE_WOLVERINE_FAN has then we may have put up some points!


Sat, Nov 27, 2010 : 3:29 p.m.

True_Wolverine_Fan: I am not sure how bringing the program down to 3-9 in the first place should be acceptable. Fact is, Carr didn't leave the cupboards bare. RR came in with a heavy hand and scared the talent off. Tressel is a great coach because he isn't a one trick pony. He looks at the talent and molds a system around that. Hence, going 14-0 his second year, and never looking back since. With RR, it is the spread offense or nothing. Such approach was unfair to all the great players he scared off. RR should have pretty much left Carr's system in place with minor tweaks until he had the so called players he needed and he fully understood the big ten conference. You simply can't tell me Michigan was lacking talent when Car retired upstairs as opposed to when RR settled in.


Sat, Nov 27, 2010 : 3:28 p.m.

@True_Wolverine_Fan GET OVER IT ALREADY. The age of the players is a product of the COACH. HE made the decision who to play. Name ONE area where UM was better than OSU today? Offense? They scored 7 points. Defense? Giving up 37 is an IMPROVEMENT for them. Special teams? The back up QB had the best punt of the day, AND they allowed a return for a touchdown. Conditioning? Second half was a 13-0 win (and could have been much worse)Coaching? HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA. Oh by the way, which team is on PROBATION and which is NOT. I am truly disgusted that this HORRIBLE incompetent football coach has a job at my alma matter. My check book is closed (as are many other alums) until he is fired. And I mean FIRED, not resigned.


Sat, Nov 27, 2010 : 3:26 p.m.

As a Spartan, I would like to thank all of Wolverine Nation for their consistent and obstinate season long conviction that since MSU didn't play OSU, they don't deserve their record. It doesn't look like your team played OSU either. lol Go State. Big Ten Champs.


Sat, Nov 27, 2010 : 3:14 p.m.

3-9, 5-7 & 7-5... 2 win improvement every year (and with all of the injuries and drama that's very solid progress). I know today it doesn't look like it, but Michigan really has made some significant strides. If we can expect 2 win increases every year (like we've seen), that means the expectation next year with Rich Rod should be 9-3. Michigan would be very stupid to part with Rich Rodriguez.


Sat, Nov 27, 2010 : 2:53 p.m.

I predicted earlier the score would end OSU 49 and Michigan 17. Looks like OSU may get there but Michigan won't. I certainly hope Michigan gives RR a 3 year extension on his contract after his great showing these past 3 years! Go Green Go White

Blueman Rick

Sat, Nov 27, 2010 : 2:47 p.m.

"All my bags are packed I'm ready to go". Goodbye RR.


Sat, Nov 27, 2010 : 2:30 p.m.

Despite the bad reffing, bad playing and bad coaching, I still like Rich Rodriguez. But Michigan no more deserves a bowl game than does EMU after being embarrassed 71 to 3 by Nothern Illinois yesterday.


Sat, Nov 27, 2010 : 2:28 p.m.

True Wolverine Fan: Give me a break about the reffing! No way was that a hold on the last big run. That's 7 points the refs gave you. We're been penalized twice after TDs thereby giving you good field position on the kickoff. Once for diving into the endzone. Lame call. Whose to say how close a defender needs to be? Second, for forming the "O" sign. That's our symbol. You're losing for ONE reason: OSU is better!


Sat, Nov 27, 2010 : 2:07 p.m.

Wow. This is some terrible reffing. They give Ohio State the interception and refuse to review it and then they take away the Michigan fumble on review in the next play. Pathetic bias.


Sat, Nov 27, 2010 : 1:53 p.m.

I want Richrod to succeed and think our best chance at success in the immediate future is with him as coach. But as we close his 3rd regular season, the 3 hallmarks of his Michigan teams to me are 1) awful turnover ratio 2)pathetic special teams 3)horrible propensity to take bad penalties. These things have little to do with talent and a lot to do with discipline. Someone, please, talk me down and explain why I am wrong.