J.J. McCarthy threw three long touchdown passes and added a scoring run early in the fourth quarter and Edwards broke off two long touchdown runs as No. 3 Michigan beat No. 2 Ohio State 45-23, its second straight upset in the rivalry. Playing almost the entire game without star running back Blake Corum, Michigan had five touchdowns of 45 yards or longer and four of 69 yards or longer to stun the Buckeyes.
“First-year starter, I don’t think there’s any first-year starter in the history of Michigan that has won 12 games, 12-0,” coach Jim Harbaugh said. “And in their first game, starting against Ohio State at Ohio State to play that great. Everybody on our team knows it.”
Michigan advanced to the Big Ten championship next week in Indianapolis, where it will face Purdue. The Wolverines (12-0) can win consecutive outright Big Ten titles for the first time since 1992.
Ohio State over Michigan used to be a guarantee. Now they’ve lost the game twice in a row as 8.5-point favorites. pic.twitter.com/oW3Wm7kQcC
— Barstool Ohio State (@BarstoolOSU) November 26, 2022
Michigan blew out Ohio State, Michigan State and Penn State all this year, beating those three by an average of 22.7 points.
— Nicole Auerbach (@NicoleAuerbach) November 26, 2022