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November 18, 2006

Facts and stats: Michigan - Ohio State

#2 Michigan at #1 Ohio State
Saturday, Nov. 18 – 3:30 p.m. EST
Ohio Stadium – Columbus, Ohio
ABC Television (National)


The 103rd meeting between Michigan and Ohio State may be the most significant game that the two have ever played. For the first time in the history of the rivalry, fans will get to see a No. 1 versus No 2 match up, with both squads entering the contest with perfect 11-0 records. The winner goes to Glendale, Ariz. to play in the BCS Title Game, with the loser likely to play in the Rose Bowl.

School Facts

Michigan
Ohio State
Location
Ann Arbor, Mich.
Columbus, Ohio
Founded
1817
1870
Undergrad
Enrollment
25,467
37,411
In-State
Tuition
$9,988
$8,667
Out-of-State
Tuition
$30,179
$20,562
Coaches: Michigan: Lloyd Carr (113-34, 12th season), Ohio State: Jim Tressel (61-13, 6th season).

Series History: One of, if not the greatest rivalry in all sports, the first meeting between Michigan and Ohio State took place on October 16, 1897 with the Wolverines coming away with a 34-0 victory. Having played each other every year since 1918, the tradition of meeting in the last game of the season began in 1935 and has continued to this day. The two programs are steeped in tradition, and there have been too many great battles to begin listing them.

The 100th meeting between the two programs came in 2003, and played host to the largest crowd in college football history with 112,118 in attendance. The Wolverines came away 35-21 victory in the contest. Michigan has an all-time record of 57-39-6 against the Buckeyes; however, the match up has been very close over the last half century with the two teams sharing a 24-24-2 record in the last 50 meetings.

Last Meeting: No. 17 Michigan lost to No. 9 Ohio State in a close fought 25-21 battle a year ago. The Wolverines grabbed a nine-point edge in the contest with just less than eight minutes remaining in the fourth quarter, but could not hang on as the Buckeyes scored in their final two possessions. Antonio Pittman rushed for a three-yard touchdown with 24 seconds left on the game clock, securing the win for Ohio State.

Homecomings: There are 11 Michigan players that hail from the state of Ohio including Shawn Crable (Massillon), Prescott Burgess (Warren), Willis Barringer (Toledo), Brandon Harrison (Dayton), Cobrani Mixon (Cincinnati), Zoltan Mesko (Twinsburg), Bryan Wright (Salem), Mark Bihl (Washington Court House), Justin Boren (Pickerington), Mike Massey (Brecksville), and Mario Manningham (Warren).

Did You Know?: The dedication game for Ohio Stadium in 1922 featured 19-0 Michigan victory, with the Wolverines handing the Buckeyes their first defeat of the season. The dedication game for Michigan Stadium in 1927 put the same two programs on display, with the Wolverines again coming away victorious, this time by a 21-0 margin.

Comp Sched
Team Schedules
Michigan 2006 Schedule

Ohio State 2006 Schedule
Date
Opponent
Result/Rcord
Date
Opponent
Result/Rcord
Sept. 2
Vanderbilt
W 27-7  (1-0)
Sept. 2 Northern Illinois
W 35-12  (1-0)
Sept. 9
Central Michigan
W 41-17  (2-0)
Sept. 9
at Texas
24-7  (2-0)
Sept. 16
at Notre Dame
W 47-21  (3-0)
Sept. 16
Cincinnati
W 37-7  (3-0)
Sept. 23
Wisconsin
W 27-13  (4-0)
Sept. 23
Penn State
W 28-6  (4-0)
Sept. 30
at Minnesota
W 28-14  (5-0)
Sept. 30
at Iowa
W 38-17  (5-0)
Oct. 7
Michigan State
W 31-13  (6-0)
Oct. 7
Bowling Green
W 35-7  (6-0)
Oct. 14
at Penn State
W 17-10  (7-0)
Oct. 14
at Michigan State
W 38-7  (7-0)
Oct. 21
Iowa
W 20-6  (8-0)
Oct. 21
Indiana
W 44-3  (8-0)
Oct. 28
Northwestern
W 17-3  (9-0)
Oct. 28
Minnesota
W 44-0  (9-0)
Nov. 4
Ball State
W 34-26  (10-0)
Nov. 4
at Illinois
W 17-10  (10-0)
Nov. 11
at Indiana
W 34-3  (11-0)
Nov. 11
at Northwestern
W 54-10  (11-0)
Nov. 18
at Ohio State
3:30 PM ET
Nov. 18
Michigan
3:30 PM ET

Team Statistics
Michigan

Ohio State
Team Statistics
Michigan
Opponent
Team Statistics
Ohio State
Opponent
Scoring
323
133
Scoring
394
86

•Points Per Game
29.4
12.1

•Points Per Game
35.8
7.8
First Downs
215
143
First Downs
229
164

•Rushing
114
26

•Rushing
105
60

•Passing
92
99

•Passing
118
93

•Penalty
9
18

•Penalty
6
11
Rushing Yardage
2140
329
Rushing Yardage
1974
992

•Yards Gained
2315
750

•Yards Gained
2125
1322

•Yards Lost
175
421

•Yards Lost
151
330

•Rushing Attempts
478
249

•Rushing Attempts
428
311

•Average Per Rush
4.5
1.3

•Average Per Rush
4.6
3.2

•Average Per Game
194.5
29.9

•Average Per Game
179.5
90.2

•Rushing TDs
18
3

•Rushing TDs
22
3
Passing Yardage
1962
2217
Passing Yardage
2440
1887

•Att-Comp-Int
255-159-7
402-206-11

•Att-Comp-Int
285-188-4
343-195-21

•Completion Pct
62.4%
51.2%

•Completion Pct
66.0%
56.9%

•Average Per Pass
7.7
5.5

•Average Per Pass
8.6
5.5

•Average Per Catch
12.3
10.8

•Average Per Catch
13.0
9.7

•Average Per Game
178.4
201.3

•Average Per Game
221.8
171.5

•Passing TDs
18
11

•Passing TDs
27
6
Total Offense
4102
2546
Total Offense
4414
2879

•Total Plays
733
651

•Total Plays
713
654

•Average Per Play
5.6
3.9

•Average Per Play
6.2 4.4

•Average Per Game
372.9
231.5

•Average Per Game
401.3
261.7
Kick Returns: #-Yards
24-507
53-1164
Kick Returns: #-Yards
19-353
37-684

•Average Per Return
21.1
22.0

•Average Per Return
18.6
18.5
Punt Returns: #-Yards
33-357
21-173
Punt Returns: #-Yards
27-293
11-91

•Average Per Return
10.8
8.2

•Average Per Return
10.9
8.3
Int Returns: #-Yards
11-96
7-143
Int Returns: #-Yards
21-342
4-02
Fumbes-Lost
11-3
16-11
Fumbes-Lost
15-9
18-6
Penalties-Yards
55-505
56-424
Penalties-Yards
53-464
38-292

•Average Per Game
45.9
38.5

•Average Per Game
42.2
26.5
Punts-Yards
53-2069
77-3266
Punts-Yards
40-1649
68-2582

•Average Per Punt
39.0
42.4

•Average Per Punt
42.2
38.0

•Net Punting Average
33.9
36.7

•Net Punting Average
37.0
32.2
Time of Possession/Game
34:04
25:56
Time of Possession/Game
31:56
28:04
3rd-Down Conversion 61/152
39/156
3rd-Down Conversion
71/139
44/144

•3rd-Down Pct
40%
25%

•3rd-Down Pct
51%
31%
4th-Down Conversion
8/10
7/19
4th-Down Conversion
7/10
8-13

•4th-Down Pct
80%
37%

•4th-Down Pct
70%
62%
Sacks By-Yards
41-320
14-82
Sacks By-Yards
33-238
13-90
Touchdowns Scored
40
15
Touchdowns Scored
53
9
PAT-Attempts
38-40
14-14
PAT-Attempts
49-52
8-8

•PAT Pct
95.0%
100%

•PAT Pct
94.2%
100%
Field Goals-Attempts
15-18
9-11
Field Goals-Attempts
9-13
8-11

•Field Goal Pct
83.3%
81.8%

•Field Goal Pct
69.2%
72.7%

Score by Quarters
1st
2nd
3rd
4th
Total

Score by Quarters
1st
2nd
3rd
4th
Total
Michigan
86
101
85
51
323 Ohio State
104
112
68
110
394
Opponents
23
43
23
44
133
Opponents
13
30
10
33
86


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