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No. 7/7 Ohio State (11-1, 7-1 Big Ten) 14
No. 23/23 Michigan (8-4, 6-2 Big Ten) 3
Michigan Stadium, Ann Arbor, Mich.
Attendance: 111,941 second-largest attendance in Michigan Stadium history
Media credentials issued: 1,248 most in Michigan history

For the third time in school history, Ohio State has defeated Michigan four-consecutive years. Previously, the Buckeyes notched four-consecutive wins against Michigan from 1934-37 and 1960-63.

Under head coach Jim Tressel, Ohio State is now 6-1 against Michigan. Tressel is the first Ohio State coach to beat Michigan in six out of seven tries.

The win Saturday gives Ohio State its 32nd Big Ten championship and first back-to-back outright Big Ten titles since 1954-55.

Under Tressel, the Buckeyes are 29-7 against ranked opponents and 8-4 on the road against Top 25 teams.

Ohio State is now 36-39-7 all-time on the road against ranked teams and 30-33-5 against ranked Big Ten teams on the road. Overall, Ohio State is 123-100-12 against Top 25 teams.

The Buckeyes led, 7-3, at halftime Saturday and are now 57-3 under Jim Tressel when leading at the half.

Jim Tressel’s record with the Buckeyes now is 73-15 and his career record is 208-72-2.

Ohio State is now 413-125-14 as a Top 25 team and 306-70-9 when ranked in the Top 10.

Ohio State now is 798-302-53 in its 118th season of play. The win total ranks fifth all-time in college football.

The Buckeyes have scored at least one touchdown in 138-consecutive games dating back to a 13-9 loss to Michigan in 1996.

In the month of November, the Buckeyes are now 282-132-19 all-time and 104-54-8 in November road games.

SERIES NOTES
Since 1951, Ohio State leads the all-time series with Michigan, 29-26-2, which includes wins in six of the last seven games under Jim Tressel.

Overall, Michigan leads the all-time series against Ohio State 57-41-6.

The Buckeyes are now 19-30-4 all-time against the Wolverines in Ann Arbor.

OFFENSIVE NOTES
Sophomore Chris “Beanie” Wells rushed for a career-high 222 yards on a career-high 39 carries Saturday. His rushing attempts and yards the most by a Buckeye against Michigan in the 104-game series.

With 222 yards Saturday, Wells moved into second place all-time among Ohio State sophomore rushers.

Sophomore 1,000+ rushers in Ohio State history:
1. Archie Griffin – 1,577 (1973)
2. Chris Wells – 1,463 (2007)
3. Antonio Pittman – 1,331 (2005)
4. Keith Byars – 1,199 (1983)
5. Vince Workman – 1,030 (1986)

On Ohio State’s first play of the second half, Wells notched a career-long 62 yard touchdown run to put the Buckeyes up, 13-3. The 62-yarder topped his previous career long of 58 yards against Michigan last season.

The 62-yard touchdown run by Wells marked Ohio State’s longest rush of the season

The Buckeyes were 1-for-1 on red zone chances Saturday. The Buckeyes now are 38-for-42 this season in the red zone.

Brian Robiskie, with two catches for 21 yards Saturday, has caught a pass in 24-consecutive regular-season games.

DEFENSIVE NOTES
The Buckeyes held Michigan to three points Saturday, marking the lowest point total allowed against Michigan since Ohio State shut out the Wolverines, 28-0, in 1962.

Junior defensive end Vernon Gholston notched his 11th, 12th and 13th quarterback sack of the season Saturday to tie the Ohio State single-season sacks record held by Mike Vrabel in 1995.

Those 13 sacks by Gholston have totaled 96 yards in losses for opposing teams. That ranks second all-time in a season at Ohio State, tailing only the 101 yards in losses Vrabel had on his school-record 13 sacks in 1995.

The Buckeyes held Michigan to 91 yards in total offense Saturday, marking the first time the Wolverines did not reach 100 yards in total offense since they gained just 97 yards against Purdue Oct. 20, 1962.