Michigan jumped out to an early 6-0 lead over Ohio State on Saturday. It was certainly a statement opening drive from the Wolverines.
But blink once, and you’ll miss the Buckeyes elite, speedy offense. Since Michigan’s 6-0 start, Ohio State has outscored the Wolverines 28-10 en route to a 28-16 halftime lead.
The Wolverines’ defense is having all sorts of trouble stopping Ohio State’s offense. To be honest, this trickles all the way back to last year’s game, a game in which the Buckeyes dropped a whopping 62 points on Michigan in a 62-39 victory.
The Wolverines simply can’t stop the Buckeyes; offense the past two years. You will not believe this OSU offense vs. Michigan defense stat.
According to Chris Vannini of The Athletic, of Ohio State’s last 11 drives against Michigan, the Buckeyes have scored nine touchdowns and punted just once. Truly a remarkable streak of impressive offensive play.
Ohio State's last 11 drives against Michigan
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— Chris Vannini (@ChrisVannini) November 30, 2019
Ohio State is having no problem scoring on this Wolverines defense over the past two seasons. If Michigan is going to have any shot at upsetting the Buckeyes, it will have to slow down RB JK Dobbins and QB Justin Fields.
The Wolverines currently face a 12-point halftime deficit. QB Shea Patterson will have to be sharp in the second half.
You can catch the second half of today’s game on FOX.