The Ohio State Buckeyes and Michigan Wolverines have never played an overtime game in their 119 -year history—until today.
In the event that you did as little as check Twitter today, you almost certainly were made aware that the No. 2 Ohio State Buckeyes took down the No. 3 Michigan Wolverines, 30-27, in double-overtime. It was one of the best games of the college football season, and one of the few that lived up to and exceeded the hype surrounding it.
Not convinced? Take a look at this:
— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) November 26, 2016
The Buckeyes and Wolverines have faced off 111 times before this. 111! And this is the first time the series has gone into overtime. Not just overtime, though, double overtime. Sure, overtime wasn’t established until 1996, but still, the two have only tied six times in 119 years of playing each other.
Basically, what it signifies is that the Ohio State-Michigan rivalry is finally back, which is great for all of us, the college football fans. It’s basically a guarantee that this series will give us plenty more exciting games in the coming years.