Sean Merriman, web editor, June 16, 2015

BTN is airing 18 different classic games, ranging from 2007-2014, as part of our new "Big Ten Classics" series.

Tonight's game, which will air at 8 p.m. ET on BTN/BTN2Go, is latest matchup in the Michigan-Ohio State series.

This game was an emotional roller coaster for both teams. Ohio State walk-on defensive lineman Kosta Karageorge disappeared earlier in the week and was recognized along with the team's seniors who were playing their final game at Ohio Stadium. The next day, Karageorge was found dead.

J.T. Barrett helped lead the Buckeyes to a 42-28 win, but the redshirt freshman QB suffered a season-ending ankle injury on the opening play of the fourth quarter.

On the other side, the loss for Michigan meant the Wolverines would miss out on a bowl game for the first time since the 2009 season.

Here is a breakdown of OSU's 2014 win over Michigan, including the top moment, stat line and individual player in the game.

Top moment: Michigan quarterback Devin Gardner left the sideline to console Ohio State's J.T. Barrett, who was on the turf after suffering what turned out to be a season-ending ankle injury on the opening play of the fourth quarter.

Top stat line: The two teams had near-identical numbers in rushing attempts (OSU: 39; U-M: 38). However, the Buckeyes held a 233-121 advantage in rushing yards, which ultimately decided the game. Ezekiel Elliott led OSU with 121 yards and two rushing touchdowns, averaging 7.1 yards per tote.

Top player: J.T. Barrett passed for 176 yards and a touchdown, while also adding 89 rushing yards and two touchdowns in only three quarters.


Tuesday, June 16: Ohio State 42, Michigan 28 – 11/29/14
Wednesday, June 17: Michigan State 33, Georgia 30 (3 OT) – 2012 Outback Bowl
Thursday, June 18: Wisconsin 42, Michigan State 39 – 2011 Big Ten title game
Friday, June 19: Michigan 35, Notre Dame 31 – 9/10/11
Monday, June 22: Indiana 73, Kentucky 72 (basketball) – 12/10/11
Tuesday, June 23: Illinois 79, Ohio State 74 (basketball) – 1/10/12
Wednesday, June 24: Purdue 72, Wisconsin 67 (basketball) – 2/9/08
Thursday, June 25: Iowa 34, Michigan State 27 – 10/27/07
Friday, June 26: Maryland 20, Penn State 19 – 11/1/14
Monday, June 29: Minnesota 59, Indiana 58 (basketball) – 3/14/08
Tuesday, June 30: Northwestern 48, Michigan State 41 (OT) – 10/6/07
Wednesday, July 1: Rutgers 28, Louisville 25 – 11/9/06