The 104th game in the greatest rivalry in college football goes to Ann Arbor, Michigan tomorrow(Saturday)....poll after poll has claimed this to be #1. Auburn vs Alabama, So Cal vs Notre Dame, Georgia vs Tennessee, are all good ones, but for folks in Ohio and Michigan there is no doubt this is the one....a love-hate relationship that goes back to 1897 when they first played. It was a one sided affair for the first 40 or so years, thus Michigan still holds a healthy 57-40-6 advantage. Woody Hayes came to Columbus in 1951 and that changed all of that...Woody, Earle Bruce, and Jim Tressel have all owned the "Team up North" since 1951....the only glitch was a sorry decade plus under John "Chicken" Cooper in the late 1980s and through the 1990s...Cooper came to Ohio State, won a lot of games, but went 2-10-1 against the Wolves.....toss those out(which sorry to say, you can't)...and since Woody in 1951, Ohio State holds a 26-16-1 advantage.
Woody Hayes vs Bo Schembechler was a coaching war.....those two gents made the rivalry the greatest in college football.....
check out this video of the recent history:
Since 1935 the game has been played on the final Saturday of the regular season......42 times it has decided the Big Ten Championship.....2007 will be no exception. The winner wins the Big 10 outright, and goes to the Rose Bowl(Ohio State still could go to the National Championship if things fall right). Since Jim Tressel took over for Cooper in 2001, OSU has dominated the series winning 5 0f 6....this will probably be Llllloyd(5 l's for loses to Tressel) Carr's final game against Ohio State.
GO BUCKS !!!!!