It has been eight years since Michigan beat their hated rivals, the Ohio State Buckeyes.
The above photo depicts former Michigan running back Chris Perry on Nov. 22, 2003, a game in which he slashed through Ohio State's defense for 154 yards and two touchdowns on 31 carries. That day, exactly eight years ago tomorrow, was the last time Michigan won in this storied rivalry.
As a die-hard Maize and Blue fan, the last seven years losing to Ohio State have been a nightmare. As former Michigan quarterback Brian Griese said, "You are judged at Michigan for what you do against Ohio State."
Those words couldn't be any more true.
On Nov. 26, Michigan will run out of the tunnel in hopes of ending this hideous seven-year skid against the hated Buckeyes. The Wolverines' senior class is trying to avoid going 0-4 against Ohio State, and Michigan State as well.
When Michigan head coach Brady Hoke first stepped on campus in Ann Arbor, every single player in that locker room bought into what he and his staff were preaching. In Hoke's very first press conference as head coach of the Wolverines, he emphasized that there is no other game more important than the Ohio State game.
Hoke is a Michigan man, and he knows how important it is to beat Ohio State, especially at home in the Big House.
Here are four reasons why Michigan will beat Ohio State for the first time since 2003.