Michigan-Ohio State Football: 10 Memorable Games In Rivalry's History

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Michigan-Ohio State Football: 10 Memorable Games In Rivalry's History
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Tomorrow Michigan and Ohio State will embark on the 107th meeting of the most prestigious rivalry in college football. The hatred between the two states transcends sports. Its origins date all the way back to 1835, when a border dispute known informally as the Toledo War delayed the approval of a new Michigan Constitution and resulted in a skirmish between the states’ militias, although shots were never fired.

Since 1897, however, the distrust has been manifested on the football field.

In other rivalries perhaps it is true that records don't matter, but the dual eminence of Michigan and Ohio State has always been a determining factor in the greatness of the rivalry, as both teams have fought for near-ubiquitous conference and national glory.

This year No. 8 Ohio State hopes to secure a Big Ten championship and Rose Bowl berth, while unranked Michigan desires to play the spoiler and secure, perhaps, a legacy-defining win for Rich Rodriguez.

The list is somewhat biased toward modern era games. However, it is not intended to be a "best of" list, which is too subjective. It's a list of games that immediately emerge from the mind for their quality of being unique.

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