No. 9 Ohio State masters MI with backup QB

No. 9 Ohio State masters MI with backup QB

The Ohio State Buckeyes proved the old adage of their former coach, Woody Hayes, to be true against their most heated rivals, the Michigan Wolverines, at Michigan Stadium Saturday. Like numerous recent games, the loss was gut-wrenching for MI fans. The Wolverines will now await their bowl assignment with the regular season over.

Ohio State withstood an injury to star quarterback JT Barrett and rallied to defeat MI 31-20 on Saturday in Ann Arbor. The Buckeyes led the Wolverines 21-20 headed into the fourth quarter.

The biggest question throughout the week for the Wolverines was who was going to start at quarterback. Sophomore Brandon Peters, who started at quarterback the previous three games, was not in uniform after suffering a head injury at Wisconsin last weekend.

Barrett was just 3-of-8 for 30 yards and a touchdown when he was forced to leave the action midway through the third quarter after aggravating an injury to to the meniscus in his left knee.

He didn't turn the ball over through the first 57 minutes and helped keep MI in the game, but his interception with 2:36 remaining derailed any chance of a Wolverines comeback.

O'Korn has only one touchdown pass in eight games and has thrown five interceptions.

Down by a 14-0 count early in the second quarter, the Buckeyes went to work offensively.

Haskins led Ohio State down the field after Barrett's injury, setting up Dobbins' 1-yard touchdown run with a 22-yard scamper.

Haskins' incredible poise in the face of adversity ended with the largest comeback victory in the storied history of Ohio State-Michigan.