Well, the Game got a little heated this afternoon — not that it is a complete shocker or anything. With any rivalry game, bad blood and emotion are to be expected. Perhaps none more so than Ohio State vs. Michigan.
In this instance it got a little bit crazier than it should have.
After Jeremy Gallon put the Wolverines up 21-14 to start the second quarter with a 17-yard touchdown catch, the two squads resorted to fisticuffs.
Ohio State wide receiver/running back Dontre Wilson and offensive tackle Marcus Hall were ejected for their roles in the skirmish and Michigan linebacker Royce Jenkins-Jones got the boot as well.
Wilson and Hall both play key roles for the Buckeyes, so time will tell if their ejections will have an impact on the outcome of this game.
Hall let the Michigan crowd know his feelings on the way out by flipping them a double bird.
Ohio State sits at 11-0 on the season and ranked third in the BCS standings. If Florida State or Alabama find a way to lose, the Buckeyes could slip in to the National Championship game.
Michigan is looking to spoil the aspirations of their despised-rival. Although the Wolverines are just 7-4 overall and 3-4 in the Big Ten, an upset of hated Ohio State today would certainly ease a lot of the disappointment this season has brought to the Michigan faithful.
How weird and crazy do these types of games get? Yesterday, Ohio’s governor tweeted out a resolution calling for residents of the state to not use the letter “M” on Saturday.