There might not be a greater rivalry in American sports than Ohio State-Michigan. The Buckeyes and the Wolverines despise each other so much that the Columbus, Ohio school won’t even call Michigan by its name. “That Team Up North” is how the Buckeyes have referred to the Wolverines.
The rivalry has been fairly one-sided as of late, though. It’s literally been thousands of days since Michigan beat Ohio State.
To be exact, it’s been 3,000 days since the Wolverines took down the Buckeyes. According to Eleven Warriors, it’s the longest Ohio State streak in the history of The Game.
The streak reached 3,000 days when the clock struck midnight on February 12. Ohio State fans were on the streak immediately.
3,000 days since Michigan's last win over Ohio State in football. #OhioState
— Ohio State Clock (@OhioStateClock) February 12, 2020
Michigan last beat Ohio State in 2011, when the Buckeyes were led by then-interim head coach Luke Fickell, who’s now at Cincinnati.
Ohio State hired Urban Meyer that November and the national title-winning head coach began to dominate Michigan. Meyer rattled off seven straight wins over “That Team Up North” before retiring in 2018.
Ryan Day took the baton from Meyer and didn’t hold back. Ohio State dominated Michigan, 56-27, this past season.
Here’s a complete look at the 3,000 day streak:
- 2012: Ohio State 26 Michigan 21
- 2013: Ohio State 42 Michigan 41
- 2014: Ohio State 42 Michigan 28
- 2015: Ohio State 42 Michigan 13
- 2016: Ohio State 30 Michigan 27 (2OT)
- 2017: Ohio State 31 Michigan 20
- 2018: Ohio State 62 Michigan 39
- 2019: Ohio State 56 Michigan 27
Will the streak end this year? The odds don’t suggest it. Ohio State will host Michigan at Ohio Stadium in November 2020. The Buckeyes will be a preseason top-five team this upcoming season and should be favored over the Wolverines once again.