It is rivalry weekend in college football, which means some of the most heated rivalries in the game are taking place as the regular season comes to an end. One of the biggest rivalries in the sport is in the Big Ten with the Ohio State Buckeyes and Michigan Wolverines, and the game in Ann Arbor has lived up to expectations in the early going.
Things got heated early with a big brawl just into the second quarter, which resulted in three ejections — two for Ohio State (Marcus Hall and Dontre Wilson) and one for Michigan (Royce Jenkins-Stone).
As Ohio State offensive lineman Marcus Hall was making his way to the locker room following his ejection, he decided to give the Michigan fans a two-finger salute. The double-bird is always an effective way to great a hated rival, and Hall delivered the gesture with purpose:
Michigan is currently leading the game, so right now Ohio State has to rally together in order to avoid a big letdown, but they could have some future concerns if they come away with the win.
Because of the nature of the suspensions, the NCAA and BIg Ten could review the scuffle before determining if further punishment should be handed down. If they decide it should, a decision which the double-bird could influence, Ohio State could be without some key players and depth for the Big Ten championship.