Ohio State vs. Michigan is one of the oldest and fiercest rivalries in college football history. And during today’s marquee matchup between the No. 2 Buckeyes and No. 6 Wolverines, that heated relationship was on full display.
During halftime, the two teams met in The Big House’s locker room hallway. Separated by referees and coaches, players from both teams chirped and gestured toward their Big Ten conference rivals.
Take a look at the incident here:
Chaos in the tunnel between Ohio State & Michigan pic.twitter.com/HedljphBq1
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Taking this emotion out on to the field, the Wolverines came out swinging in the third quarter. On the first drive of the second half, Michigan marched its way down the field to score a touchdown and claim a 21-13 lead.
This rivalry matchup is always one of the biggest games of the year, but this season it holds even more importance than usual. The winner of today’s game will claim a Big Ten East Division title, a spot in the conference championship game and a chance to earn a spot in the College Football Playoff.
These two bitter rivals will continue to battle in what’s shaping up to be a closely-contested finish in Ann Arbor.