The Ohio State Buckeyes beat the Michigan Wolverines, 42-28, but quarterback J.T. Barrett left the game with a right leg injury to effectively damage their national title hopes.
No. 6 Ohio State defeated their most bitter rival in Michigan, but it came at a major cost. They won, 42-28, after pulling away in the fourth quarter to improve to 11-1.
The Buckeyes received another solid performance from quarterback J.T. Barrett, who threw for 176 yards and a touchdown while adding 89 rushing yards and two touchdowns on 15 carries. However, the Buckeyes had the worst luck possible as the quarterback left with a season-ending right leg injury.
Running back Ezekiel Elliott rushed for 121 yards and two touchdowns on 17 carries for his sixth 100-yard rushing game of the season.
The Wolverines fell to 5-7 with their loss, and this will all but certainly end Brady Hoke’s stint as the Michigan head coach.
Quarterback Devin Gardner performed respectably with 233 yards and two touchdown passes against one interception on 22-of-32 passing.
Running back Drake Johnson helped keep the Wolverines in the game with 74 yards and two touchdowns on 15 carries.
Tight end Devin Funchess caught seven passes for 108 yards to lead the Wolverines in receiving.