The headline speaks for itself. It’s been 2,000 days since Michigan beat Ohio State in The Game. For the record, that was Nov. 26, 2011.
It has been 2,000 days since Michigan last beat Ohio State in football.
— Tony Gerdeman (@TonyGerdeman) May 18, 2017
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So, in that spirit, let’s take a walk down memory lane and look at the past five years of the rivalry — all Ohio State wins.
2016: No. 2 Ohio State 30, No. 3 Michigan 27
We all remember how this one went. Whether J.T. Barrett got the first down or not, this two-overtime thriller embodied the rivalry as two of the top teams in the nation clashed and went down to the wire.
The Buckeyes had 3 rushing touchdowns from three players and Malik Hooker had a pick-6 in the victory in Columbus.
Curtis Samuel scored from 15 yards to end it.
2015: No. 8 Ohio State 42, No. 12 Michigan 13
The Buckeyes trounced the Wolverines in Ann Arbor, holding a 14-10 lead at halftime before flipping on the throttle and outscoring the home team 28-3 in the second half.
Ezekiel Elliott had 2 rushing touchdowns and 214 yards on the ground, while Barrett had rushed for 3 touchdowns and threw for another.
2014: No. 7 Ohio State 42, Michigan 28
The Buckeyes and Wolverines went into halftime tied at 14 before the Buckeyes came out in the second half and pulled away.
It was the Barrett and Elliott show again, as each had 2 touchdowns on the ground, while Barrett had 1 in the air. Michigan quarterback Devin Gardner had 233 yards and 2 touchdown passes.
Of course, Barrett was injured in the game, giving way to Cardale Jones, who led the Buckeyes to a national championship.
2013: No. 3 Ohio State 42, Michigan 41
This was another all-time thriller in Ann Arbor as the unranked Wolverines took the Buckeyes to the wire, scoring a touchdown with :32 left, but their two-point attempt for the win failed.
Braxton Miller had 2 passing touchdowns and 3 rushing touchdowns, while Gardner had 4 passing touchdowns for the Wolverines.
2012: No. 4 Ohio State 26, No. 20 Michigan 21
Trailing 21-20 at halftime, the Buckeyes kicked two second-half field goals and held the Wolverines scoreless in Columbus to hang on for a win and finish their undefeated season at 12-0.
C.J. Barnett intercepted a pass, Miller passed for a touchdown and Carlos Hyde had 146 yards and a touchdown. Denard Robinson had a rushing touchdown, and Gardner rushed for a touchdown and threw for another for the Wolverines.
The year before, the Wolverines got the best of the Buckeyes 40-34 in Ann Arbor, ending a streak of seven straight wins for the Buckeyes — their longest win streak in the series.
Other big Buckeyes winning streaks include 1960-63 and 1934-37.
Of course, the Wolverines own the longest streak in the series, winning nine straight from 1901-1909 and not losing to the Buckeyes in the first 15 games of the series from 1897-1918.
The Buckeyes first series win came in a 13-3 win in Ann Arbor in 1919.
The two teams next meet Nov. 25 in Ann Arbor. The time of the game has yet to be announced, but The Game will air on FOX Sports this year.