November 25, 2021

Thankful for TTUN Wins – 2000s Edition


Is there anything more to be thankful for than a good old win at That Team Up North? Since the turn of the century, the Buckeyes have dominated the rivalry going 16-3 officially with eight of those wins Up North in The Big House. Relive those moments below as we warm up for The Game No. 117 at noon Saturday in Ann Arbor (noon/FOX).

Ohio State 26
No. 11 TTUN 20

Nov. 24 – The Buckeyes jumped out to a stunning 23-0 lead in the first half behind the running of tailback Jonathan Wells, who shredded the Michigan defense for 122 yards and three touchdowns on 23 carries. Wells scored on runs of 1, 46 and 11 yards to put OSU on top 21-0 with 4:34 to play.

His first and third touchdowns followed interceptions by the OSU defense and his 46-yard run came on fourth-and-one. A Michigan safety with 35 seconds left in the half sent Ohio State into the locker room with what turned out to be an insurmountable lead.

With Wells out in the second half with leg cramps, the Buckeyes led 26-20 with 2:26 to play. But OSU’s Chris Vance recovered an on-side kick and Ohio State recorded its first victory in Ann Arbor since 1987. The loss cost the Wolverines a share of the Big Ten title and a BCS

The Buckeye defense recorded three sacks (twoby end Will Smith) and forced five turnovers, including a pair of interceptions by safety Mike

No. 9 Ohio State 25
No. 17 TTUN 21

Nov. 19 – Ohio State trailed 21-12 midway through the fourth quarter, but led by its offensive playmakers used a furious comeback to claim a last-minute victory in The Big House.

QB Troy Smith threw for a career-high 300 yards, including a spectacular 26-yard connection with Anthony Gonzalez deep in UM territory to help set up Antonio Pittman’s game-winning 3-yard run with less than :30 to play.

No. 7 Ohio State 14
No. 21 TTUN 3

Nov. 17Chris “Beanie” Wells ran for a career-high 222 yards and two touchdowns and the Vernon Gholston-led defense dominated Michigan’s banged-up offense, helping Ohio State win its fourth straight in the series to match the school’s longest winning streak.

Wells had a career-high 39 carries, the most by a Buckeye against Michigan, and he ran for more yards than anybody had for Ohio State in the history of the series.

The Buckeyes held Michigan to 91 yards, the first time the Wolverines failed to reach 100 yards in the rivalry game since 1962. Full Recap

No. 8 Ohio State 21

Nov. 21 – Ohio State scored a defensive touchdown on Michigan’s first series of the game, then answered each of Michigan’s scores with long touchdown drives that led to a Big Ten Conference outright title clinching 21-10 victory in the 106th meeting between the schools.

The win, the eighth in nine games for Ohio State coach Jim Tressel over Michigan, gave Ohio State the outright Big Ten Conference championship, its fifth in succession, and sent the Buckeyes into the Rose Bowl game Jan. 1 with a 10-2 overall record.

The Buckeyes powered for 251 yards on the ground against the Wolverines.

No. 3 Ohio State 42

Nov. 30 – The 110th game between Ohio State and Michigan might have been the most thrilling, a back-and-forth affair that came down to one final play.

The Wolverines went for the win — and the Buckeyes stayed undefeated. Tyvis Powell intercepted Devin Gardner’s 2-point conversion pass with 32 seconds left and No. 3 Ohio State held on for a 42-41 victory against Michigan as one of the greatest rivalries in sports added another memorable chapter to its storied history.

Braxton Miller ran for 153 yards and three TDs and threw for 133 yards and two scores, while Carlos Hyde ran for 226 yards to help Ohio State win for the ninth time in 10 games against Michigan. Full Recap

No. 8 Ohio State 42
No. 10 Michigan 13

Nov. 28 – Ezekiel Elliott had 214 yards rushing and two touchdowns, helping No. 8 Ohio State rout the 10th-ranked Wolverines 42-13 on Saturday.

The Buckeyes (11-1, 7-1 Big Ten, No. 8 CFP) have won 12 of the last 14 games in what has become a lopsided series.

Buckeyes quarterback J.T. Barrett had 19 carries for a season-high 139 yards, helping his team run for 369 yards.

Elliott had a 5-yard run that put Ohio State up 14-3 in the second quarter and a 10-yard run put the Buckeyes ahead 35-13 early in the fourth.

Barrett started the scoring barrage with a 7-yard run late in the first quarter. His 13-yard run late in the third quarter gave the Buckeyes an 18-point cushion and his 17-yard run midway through the fourth ended the scoring for Ohio State.

He ran more than he passed. Barrett was nine of 15 for 113 yards, including a 25-yard TD pass to Jalin Marshall that capped the first drive of the second half to give Ohio State a 21-10 lead.

Michigan trailed the entire game and pulled within four points twice in the first half.


No. 8 Ohio State 31

Nov. 25 – Dwayne Haskins replaced injured star J.T. Barrett in the third quarter and led No. 8 Ohio State from behind to beat Michigan 31-20 Saturday for the Buckeyes’ sixth straight win in the storied rivalry.

Haskins took full advantage of his chance to play. The redshirt freshman was 6 of 7 for 94 yards and had a 22-yard run that set up J.K. Dobbins’ 1-yard touchdown gave Ohio State a 21-20 lead late in the third quarter.

Barrett appeared to hurt his right knee on a run midway through the third quarter. He limped off the field and toward the locker room before returning to watch the rest of the game from the sideline.


No. 1 Ohio State 56
No. 13 TTUN 27

Ohio State broke out to a 26-point second half lead, fended off a mini-Michigan rally and then broke open the game again en route to a 56-27 victory, it’s eighth in a row in the rivalry.

J.K. and big plays served as the winning matra for Ohio State, as running back J.K. Dobbins went for 211 yards on 31 carries. He scored three touchdowns in the first half and ultimately sealed the game with a 35-yard scamper and dive down the right sideline in the middle of the fourth quarter. Dobbins totaled 260 yards on the day, the most by an Ohio State player in the series history.

After a slow start and overcoming a second-half leg injury, Justin Fields accounted for four TD passes, two of 30-plus yards, en route to a 300-yard passing day (14-25/302). recap