Michigan was the better team today and still lost. Why did they lose? Because they gift wrapped all of Ohio State's points.
The first interception was a blown blocking assignment by senior RB DeVeon Smith. Free 7 points.
The second interception was Wilton making a bad read and then Jimmy losing his mind. Free 7 points. Total of 14 free points, delivered right to Ohio State's living room by Michigan's offense.
The fumble on the goal line was kindly returned by a stupid fake punt. That was an even exchange.
Senior Safety Hill, also gift wrapped the final field goal, by taking a 15 yard interference call on a ball that was way over thrown.
OSU's offense scored 6 points on the Michigan defense in regulation. Michigan's offense delivered the rest.
- The spot on Barett's 4th down was very questionable. The ball is in his right hand and he was hit sideways. I believe he was short, but the officials don't have the balls to over turn that call. The Big Ten officials again were too involved in the game. The calls favored the Buckeyes most of the day. I don't understand why the Big Ten can't get competent officials in the biggest game of the year.
- The Michigan defense was gassed and I knew overtime was not going to be good for the Wolverines.
The bottom line is you can't give OSU 14 points when they can't move the ball on Michigan's defense all day. JT Barrett is a full back that throws some times and the Michigan defense for the most part did their job. OSU is going to get rolled in the playoffs, they are just not dynamic enough on offense.
What a waste of an effort, game plan and season. A gift wrapped victory for the Buckeyes.