Michigan took a 30-24 over Ohio State early in the third quarter on a 20-yard touchdown pass from Denard Robinson to Martavious Odoms. But as the clock ran out on the quarter, the Buckeyes were threatening to regain the lead after a 23-yard run by Braxton Miller to the Michigan 5-yard line.
Miller continues to be a dual threat for OSU, passing for 158 yards and two touchdowns while also rushing for 87 yards and a score.
But Ohio State has also had difficulty containing Robinson when he runs the ball. After three quarters, Michigan’s quarterback has 124 yards rushing with two touchdowns. Tailback Fitzgerald Toussaint has added another 78 yards on 13 carries.
Shortly before the end of the third quarter, Michigan punter Will Hagerup fumbled the long snap at the Wolverines’ 49-yard line. He recovered the fumble but was tackled by Ohio State defenders after a one-yard gain. The Buckeyes took over at the Michigan 32-yard line, giving them a short field to work with.
It’s 1st-and-goal for OSU at the Michigan 5-yard line as the fourth quarter begins.