Ohio State vs. Michigan: 10 Little-Known Facts About the Game

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Ohio State vs. Michigan: 10 Little-Known Facts About the Game
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The Ohio State Buckeyes and Michigan Wolverines have one of the best rivalries in all of sports. In fact, the game was ranked by ESPN in 2000 as the greatest North American sports rivalry.

No matter when or where they play, there is always hype surrounding the game. Even when one team is having a down year, they get pumped up for this game.

This game doesn't always deliver on this hype but it is huge for college football. These teams have been playing each other since Oct. 17, 1897. Michigan has the lead in the overall series at this point, 57-43-6.

The Buckeyes have closed the gap, though, as the Wolverines haven't beat the Buckeyes since 2003.

This years game is quite a bit different than in recent memory. Ohio State needs this win to keep the season from being a complete wash, and Michigan is looking to qualify for a BCS bowl game. Michigan is a fairly heavy favorite, eight points the last I saw.

This isn't a surprise, as Ohio State will be playing on the road in a hostile environment in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

All that being said, let's take a look at some interesting facts surrounding this storied rivalry.

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