College football season is still months away, but that doesn’t mean that fans of Ohio State and Michigan aren’t already excited about next year’s rivalry game. In fact, this week, Buckeyes supporters pointed out an absurd fact.
It’s now been over 3,000 days since Michigan took down Ohio State on the gridiron. The Wolverines’ last win over their arch rivals came back in 2011.
Before that, Michigan’s most recent win came in 2003. So Michigan has won just one game against its main rival since 2004. Pretty crazy.
The current streak is the longest in the modern era for either team. Michigan didn’t lose to Ohio State from 1897 – their first meeting – to 1919 – though there were two ties.
3,010 days since Michigan's last win over Ohio State in football. #OhioState
— Ohio State Clock (@OhioStateClock) February 22, 2020
The past few years, despite Michigan’s success against most of the Big Ten, the Wolverines just haven’t been able to compete with the Buckeyes. In 2018, Michigan, the favorite heading into the contest, lost 62-39. Last year, the score was 56-27.
Michigan has also struggled to remain part of the national title race every year as a result.
We’ll see if it changes in the near future. Ryan Day, thus far, is 1-0 at the helm against Jim Harbaugh & Co.