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Michigan Safety On How To Stop J.T. Barrett, Buckeyes: "Make Him Try To Throw"

Michigan safety Dymonte Thomas may have offered some insight into how the Wolverines plan on taking down the Buckeyes on Saturday.

Ohio State has one of the most potent offenses in college football, and there's no doubt that quarterback J.T. Barrett is the unit's most important player. Michigan safety Dymonte Thomas thinks the Wolverines have a decent game plan, however, for how to stop the Buckeyes.

Thomas, in an interview earlier this week, said that Michigan plans on making Barrett throw the ball. Here's the quote, via Scout:

"He's a great player and we all know that," Thomas said of Barrett. "The way to stop him and the Buckeyes is to make him get rid of the ball, to make him try to throw. We know he's a good runner and we know he's a good thrower as well. He beats a lot of teams with his foot so we have to stop him from running. When he carries it we have to make sure he feels us, feels the presence we've got and just make sure we don't let him beat us."

Clearly, Michigan would rather take its chances with Barrett airing it out rather than using his feet.

Barrett, on the season, has thrown for 2,304 yards and 24 touchdowns against just four interceptions. He's rushed for 722 yards and eight scores as well.

We'll see if Thomas and the Wolverines can execute their game plan. Saturday's big rivalry game starts at Noon.