ANN ARBOR, MI - NOVEMBER 19: Denard Robinson #16 of the Michigan Wolverines tries to out run the tackle of Lavonte David #4 of the Nebraska Cornhuskers at Michigan Stadium on November 19, 2011 in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Michigan won the game 45-17. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)
Ohio State travels to Michigan as the Wolverines try to beat their biggest rival for the first time since 2003 in The Big House.
It's known as "The Big Game," but for the past seven years, the historic Ohio State-Michigan rivalry hasn't had much drama. The Buckeyes have gone 7-0 since 2003, but this year is a whole new ballgame. It's the first time in that span that Ohio State hasn't been coached by Jim Tressel, and it's the first time since the beginning of the streak they'll win eight games or less. Amidst scandal, they will accept a bowl invitation if one is given to them, but, at 6-5, it's not going to be the caliber of bowl they've grown accustomed to in Columbus.
Michigan is also ushering in a new era, although it's already inarguably a more positive one. With new coach Brady Hoke, the Wolverines are on the verge of their first 10-win season since Lloyd Carr's tenure. This is the best chance they've had to beat the Buckeyes — at home, against a depleted Ohio State team — since 2005 when the teams entered the game ranked No. 1 and No. 2 in the country.
Game date, time: 12 pm ET, Saturday, Nov. 26
Location: Michigan Stadium, Ann Arbor, Mich.
TV channel: ESPN
Spread: Michigan favored by 7.5
Series history: Michigan leads, 57-44-6
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