Saturday, June 15, 2024

Michigan wins The Game without suspended Harbaugh

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By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher 

No Harbaugh. No problem. 

The No. 3 Michigan Wolverines defeated the  No. 2 Ohio State Buckeyes on Saturday afternoon. The Wolverines won 30-24 over the Buckeyes at Michigan Stadium in Ann Arbor, Michigan. 

This was the final game of Michigan head coach Jim‘s three-game suspension levied against him by the Big Ten Conference. He was previously suspended by the conference due to an alleged sign-stealing scheme and in-person scouting that was allegedly done by former staff member Connor Stallions

Michigan Wolverines running back Blake Corum runs the ball against the Ohio State Buckeyes during the second half in the game
Blake Corum runs the ball against the Ohio State Buckeyes during the second half in the game (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

With the win, the undefeated Wolverines (12-0) will play in the Big Ten Conference Championship next Saturday night. They will play the Iowa Hawkeyes at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, Indiana. 

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Harbaugh is eligible to coach in this game as his suspension is over. 

If they win against the Hawkeyes, then the Wolverines will be a lock to play in the upcoming College Football Playoff. Michigan and Iowa have not played previously this season. 

The Buckeyes suffered their first loss of the season. And Ohio State has now dropped three straight games in “The Game” to their biggest rival.

Now, Ohio State (11-1) has to wait to see if they can squeak into the College Football Playoff. They have done it before. Like in the past, they will need help. 

They will need either the Florida State Seminoles or the Washington Huskies to lose. They will have to either lose in their rivalry games this week or in the conference championship games next week. 

With the Buckeyes trailing by six points late in the game, they received the ball with 1:05 left in the contest. Buckeyes quarterback Kyle McCord was able to guide his team down the field. 

Ohio State was able to get the ball down to the Michigan 39-yard line. That’s when McCord was intercepted by Michigan’s defensive back Rod Moore. 

This sealed the game. Hail to the Victors was able to be played by the marching band signaling another win. Michigan quarterback J.J. McCarthy took a two-yard loss to end it. 

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McCarthy went 16 of 20 for 148 yards. He had two touchdown passes.

Blake Corum had 22 carries for 88 yards and two touchdowns. Colston Loveland had five receptions for 88 yards. 

McCord went 18 of 30 for 271 yards. He also had two touchdown passes and two interceptions. 

TreVeyon Henderson had 19 carries for 60 yards and a touchdown. Marvin Harrison Jr. had five receptions for 118 yards and a touchdown. 

Michigan outscored Ohio State 16-14 in the second half. Corum scored on a 22-yard rushing touchdown. 

James Turner then made three field goals. He first made a 50-yard field goal.

He then made a 38-yard field goal in the fourth quarter. Then, with 1:10 left in the game, Turner made a 37-yard field goal.

McCord hit Harrison Jr. for a 14-yard touchdown reception. Henderson also scored on a three-yard rushing touchdown. 

The Wolverines led 14-10 at halftime. Corum scored on a 1-yard rushing touchdown. 

McCarthy hit Roman Wilson for a 22-yard touchdown reception. 

McCord connected with Emeka Egbuka for a three-yard touchdown reception. Jayden Fielding also made a 43-yard field goal. 

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Anthony Caruso III
Anthony Caruso III
Anthony Caruso III is the Publisher of The Capital Sports Report. He has been in the Journalism field since August 2002. Since that time, Mr. Caruso has covered many marquee events. This includes 13 Heisman Trophy ceremonies, 2 Little World Series events, and one Army-Navy College Football game.
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