Boxscore
Ohio State 26, Michigan 21
Saturday, November 24, 2012 12:00 PM
Location - Ohio Stadium
Attendance - 105899

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Michigan 7 14 0 0 21
Ohio State 10 10 3 3 26

Recap


Ohio State 26, Michigan 21:
Braxton Miller went 14-of-18 for 189 yards and a touchdown and the Buckeyes’ defense stepped up in the second half to secure the sixth perfect season in school history.

Carlos Hyde rushed for 146 yards and a score and Corey Brown caught eight passes for 95 yards and a touchdown for Ohio State (12-0, 8-0 Big Ten), which is ineligible for the postseason due to NCAA sanctions but could still claim the Associated Press National Championship if things break right at the top of the polls.

Devin Gardner earned another start at quarterback for the No. 20 Wolverines, throwing for a score and running for another in the first half. Denard Robinson, who was moved off quarterback and into the backfield last week due to a shoulder injury, rushed for 122 yards and a score but managed minus-2 yards in the second half as the Michigan offense fell off.

The Buckeyes forced three turnovers after the break and turned them into two field goals, taking a 23-21 lead on Drew Basil’s 28-yard kick with 8:12 left in the third quarter and stretching it to 26-21 with a 25-yarder with 6:26 remaining in the fourth. Ohio State limited the Wolverines (8-4, 6-2) to 60 total yards in the second half.

Miller hit Brown with a 14-yard pass in the second quarter and the junior wide receiver managed to sneak it just over the goal line for a touchdown and a 17-14 lead with 1:30 left in the first half. Michigan needed only two plays to respond, as Robinson got the ball on a run and bounced off a pair of would-be tacklers before breaking into the secondary and sprinting 67 yards for the score.

A career-long 52-yard field goal by Basil drew the Buckeyes within 21-20 at the break.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Ohio State honored the 10th anniversary of the 2002 National Championship team, bringing back several players and former coach Jim Tressel. The players hoisted Tressel onto their shoulders as the crowd roared. … Miller (3,310) broke Bobby Hoying’s Buckeyes record in total yardage for a season. Miller needed 228 yards to pass the former quarterback and went over the mark on a long run in the third quarter that ended with him down on the ground dealing with a calf injury. He sat out only one play. … Michigan has not won in Columbus since 2000. The Wolverines missed out on their chance at a BCS bowl on Friday, when Nebraska’s win clinched the Legends Division.
SCORING
Scoring Summary
1st Quarter - 12:41
Ohio State   TD  Ohio State 7 - Michigan 0
1st Quarter - 7:10
Michigan   TD  Ohio State 7 - Michigan 7
1st Quarter - 0:37
Ohio State   FG  Ohio State 10 - Michigan 7
2nd Quarter - 10:42
Michigan   TD  Ohio State 10 - Michigan 14
2nd Quarter - 1:30
Ohio State   TD  Ohio State 17 - Michigan 14
2nd Quarter - 0:40
Michigan   TD  Ohio State 17 - Michigan 21
2nd Quarter - 0:00
Ohio State   FG  Ohio State 20 - Michigan 21
3rd Quarter - 8:12
Ohio State   FG  Ohio State 23 - Michigan 21
4th Quarter - 6:26
Ohio State   FG  Ohio State 26 - Michigan 21
TEAMS

Team Records

  Michigan Ohio State
W/L 8 - 4 - 0 12 - 0 - 0
Conference 6 - 2 - 0 8 - 0 - 0

Team Stats

  Michigan Ohio State
Score 21 26
First Downs 13 22
3rd Down Efficiency 4-for-10
40%
4-for-13
31%
4th Down Efficiency 0-for-1
0%
0-for-0
0%
Total Yards 279 396
Rushing
Rushes-Net Yards 27-108 52-207
Average/Rush 4.0 4.0
Passing
Comp-Att 11-20 14-18
Passing Yards 171 189
Average/Pass Play 7.1 8.6
Penalties-Yards 5-54 9-74
Fumbles-Lost 3-3 3-2
Interceptions Thrown 1 0
Time of Possession 23:10 36:50

PLAYER STATS

Michigan (8 - 4)
Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
D. Gardner 11/20 171 1 1
Ohio State (12 - 0)
Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
B. Miller 14/18 189 1 0
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
D. Robinson 10 122 12.2 1
V. Smith 5 12 2.4 0
T. Rawls 5 2 0.4 0
D. Gardner 7 -28 -4.0 1
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
C. Hyde 26 146 5.6 1
B. Miller 20 57 2.8 0
P. Brown 1 21 21.0 0
R. Smith 1 4 4.0 0
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
R. Roundtree 3 92 30.7 1
J. Gallon 6 67 11.2 0
M. Kwiatkowski 1 6 6.0 0
D. Dileo 1 6 6.0 0
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
P. Brown 8 95 11.9 1
D. Smith 2 63 31.5 0
E. Spencer 1 9 9.0 0
J. Stoneburner 1 9 9.0 0
C. Hyde 1 8 8.0 0
M. Thomas 1 5 5.0 0