Michigan repeats win over the Buckeyes 45-23


Donovan Edwards running in a touchdown to take the lead against Ohio State (Photo courtesy of Maize n Brew).

Jack Beyer, Sports Editor

JJ McCarthy – 12/24 263 yards 3 TDs

Donovan Edwards – 22 carries 216 yards 2 TDs

Cornelius Johnson – 4 receptions 160 yards 2 TDs

With Blake Corum re-injuring himself in the first quarter, the task of managing the run game was left to Sophomore Donovan Edwards and the rest of the running backs.

In the first half, they ended with only 50 rushing yards due to McCarthy’s hot start throwing the ball, which included two touchdowns to Cornelius Johnson.

In the second half, the Buckeyes would stick to man coverage to avoid a McCarthy masterclass, but that didn’t favor the defense. Instead it favored Edwards. He would go on to score the two longest touchdowns in the rivalry’s history, the first one being 75 yards and the second one being 85 yards. The Wolverine defense would then do their job, securing two interceptions to secure back to back rivalry wins.

CJ Stroud – 31/48 349 yards 2 TDs 2 INTs

DeaMonte Trayanum – 14 carries 83 yds

Miyan Williams – 8 carries 34 yds

Emeka Egbuka – 9 receptions 125 yds 1 TD

If there was any game for CJ Stroud to secure the Heisman, it was THE game. Stroud was second place in voting with a +105 odds being behind USC Quarterback Caleb Williams. Stroud started the game off hot and was tearing apart the Michigan defense with his leading receiver Emeka Egbuka who ended the game with 125 reception yards and one touchdown. Not only was Egbuka hot, but Sophomore receiver Marvin Harrison Jr. made plays for Stroud that made both of them look like Heisman candidates.

However, the Buckeye offense would struggle in the second half, culminating in two fourth quarter interceptions from Stroud. The Ohio State Buckeyes would fall once again to Michigan in back to back years.