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Take the Ohio State vs. Michigan quiz
As we prep for the teams’ 114th meeting, Ohio State alumnus and football expert Jack Park offers a quiz on this unparalleled rivalry.
Q. What year did the Buckeyes last shut out the Wolverines?
A. 1962. The score was 28-0 at Ohio Stadium.
Q. What was Ohio State’s record against Michigan during tailback Archie Griffin’s four seasons, 1972 through 1975?
Q. Name the last season the Ohio State–Michigan game ended in a tie.
A. The Buckeyes and Wolverines battled to a 13-13 tie in Columbus in 1992.
Q. The games from 1969 through 1978 were known as the Ten Year War, when the opposing coaches were Woody Hayes and Bo Schembechler. What was Ohio State’s record over these 10 games?
Q. During the 113 seasons Ohio State and Michigan have met, only once have both teams finished the season with losing records. Michigan’s final record was 4-5 and Ohio State was 3-5-1. What season was it?
A. 1959. Michigan beat Ohio State that year at Michigan Stadium, 23-14.
Q. What was the only season the Buckeyes defeated the Wolverines without scoring a touchdown?
A. 1974. Placekicker Tom Klaban kicked four field goals of 47, 25, 43 and 45 yards for a Buckeye home victory of 12-10 over the Wolverines.
Q. Name the last season in which the winner of the Ohio State–Michigan game trailed at halftime.
A. 2016. Ohio State defeated Michigan 30-27 in double overtime after trailing 10-7 at the half.
Q. The 1950 “Snow Bowl” between Ohio State and Michigan was played in blizzard-like conditions at Ohio Stadium. The Buckeyes had just three first downs, while the Wolverines had none. What was the final score?
A. Michigan won 9-3.
Q. Name the last year both Ohio State and Michigan entered their season-ending clash undefeated and untied.
A. In 2006, No. 1 Ohio State (11-0) defeated No. 2 Michigan (11-0) 42-39 in Columbus. It is the only time the two rivals entered the game as the nation’s two top teams.
Q. What was the last season the game between the two teams was decided by a single point?
A. Ohio State defeated Michigan 42-41 at Ann Arbor in 2013. The only other showdown decided by a single point: 1926, when Michigan defeated Ohio State 17-16 in Columbus.
About the author
Jack Park has delivered more than 100 keynote addresses about Buckeye football for Ohio State alumni clubs in 19 states. Catch up with him on his website: jackpark.com