Smith guides Ohio State to thrilling win over Michigan

November 19th, 2006  
Team Infidel

Topic: Smith guides Ohio State to thrilling win over Michigan

Posted: Saturday November 18, 2006 7:25PM; Updated: Saturday November 18, 2006 7:25PM
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- Troy Smith and Ohio State did it all, overwhelming Michigan with offense, winning the Big Ten title and streaking into the national title game.
The Wolverines may have another shot at the Buckeyes though -- they, too, can still make it to the BCS title game in Arizona.
Smith and the top-ranked Buckeyes put their dazzling speed on display with a barrage of big plays, and they needed every one of them to beat an inspired Michigan team, 42-39 on Saturday. The Game of the Century, the first 1 vs. 2 matchup in this storied rivalry, was played a day after Michigan lost one of its legends in Bo Schembechler.
The feisty and revered former Michigan coach died Friday, and the top two teams in the nation couldn't have honored his memory with a better game -- though it wasn't the type of football that Bo and Woody Hayes played when they were coaching.
Two defenses that came in allowing 20 points per game combined were unable to stop each other's attack, making the 103rd Ohio State-Michigan meeting the second-highest scoring game in the series.
It was surely one of the most entertaining.
November 19th, 2006  
Rob Henderson
At least the Buckeyes didn't disappoint me...*sigh*

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