As of right now, the Ohio State football team is undefeated on the year at 11-0. However, it wasn't a cake walk for the Buckeyes to enter the 13th week of college football unblemished. The team had to adapt to a new offensive system, and it had an immense amount of growing pains to overcome following a season when it only went 6-7.
With Ohio State's bowl ban this year, the only team standing in the way of their undefeated season is their arch rival, the Michigan Wolverines. While five of Ohio State's victories have been decided by seven points or less and two of them were decided in overtime, the Buckeyes have been tested in many ways so far this season.
Here are five reasons why Michigan will be the hardest team for the Buckeyes to beat this year.