Ohio State 31, MI 20: Wolverines battle, but come up short again

Nichole Vega
November 26, 2017

Barrett also lamented how many people MI had allowed around the Buckeyes' bench before the game, including the person who made contact with him.

Ohio State quarterback J.T. Barrett was apparently injured before Saturday's game against MI, and coach Urban Meyer is not happy about it. It turns out that his knee was injured by a cameraman before the game, which has head coach Urban Meyer furious. He stayed down on the field before limping off, and he did not return after he was replaced by Dwayne Haskins.

Barrett was just 3-of-8 for 30 yards and a touchdown when he was forced to leave the action midway through the third quarter after aggravating an injury to to the meniscus in his left knee. Haskins finished 6 of 7 for 94 yards and added 24 yards on the ground.

J.K. Dobbins gained 101 yards on 15 carries and scored a touchdown for the Buckeyes, who erased an early 14-point deficit.

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Barrett said after the game that he would play in next week's Big Ten Championship Game. Redshirt freshman Brandon Peters never cleared concussion protocol, and Wilton Speight was not cleared for contact, although he has been practicing with the team. The extra-point try was blocked. After Josh Metellus dropped an interception near Ohio State's goal line, J.T. Barrett got the Buckeyes going with a 21-yard touchdown scramble.

Haskins was off the mark with his pass on third-and-five, but a defensive hold gave the Buckeyes an automatic first down. The Buckeyes led the Wolverines 21-20 headed into the fourth quarter.

MI had one last chance, though, after Nuernberger missed a 43-yard attempt with 2:47 left in the fourth.

O'Korn was picked off by safety Jordan Fuller on the next play, and Mike Weber's 25-yard touchdown run with 1:44 left clinched the Ohio State victory.

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