The No. 5 Michigan Wolverines defeated their archrival, the No. 2 Ohio State Buckeyes, for the first time under head coach Jim Harbaugh on Saturday, 42-27. The win puts Michigan in the Big Ten championship game and one step closer to the College Football Playoff.
Michigan running back Hassan Haskins was the star of the show. He had five touchdowns in the game. That broke a tie with J.K. Dobbins (2019), James Otis (1968) and Robert Ferguson (1961) for the most rushing touchdowns by a player in this rivalry game, per ESPN Stats & Information research. He also tied former Michigan back Ron Johnson (1968) with the most single-game rushing touchdowns in school history.
As a team, the Wolverines ran for more than 200 yards against Ohio State for the first time since 2011 -- the last time they beat the Buckeyes.
There were snow flurries as well as some feistiness between the teams. There were highlight-worthy catches, trickeration and some old-school football that created many memorable moments from the latest chapter in Michigan and Ohio State's longstanding feud.
Here are the best plays and moments from this year's edition of The Game:
Social media reacts
This kid Haskins is giving the Ohio State linebackers the worst day of their season. #BeatTheBuckeyes— Julian Edelman (@Edelman11) November 27, 2021
What's y'all favorite restaurant in Indy? Where are we celebrating this Michigan win lol 🙌😂 #goblue— Glenn Robinson III (@GRIII) November 27, 2021
Well, this sucks— Cardale Jones (@CJ1two) November 27, 2021
Y'all played well .. that felt awful to type and send lol— Gareon Conley (@_gconley8) November 27, 2021
Oh , I'm ok... 2 victories in 20 years 🤡 https://t.co/W7s5pb4WEn— Cris Carter (@criscarter80) November 27, 2021
GO BLUE!!!! 〽️ @UMichFootball— Tim Hardaway Jr (@T_HardJR) November 27, 2021
After 10yrs of domination I guess they deserve 1!!! #michiganohiostate— Norris Cole II (@pg30_Cole) November 27, 2021
Juwan Howard greeting Cade McNamara in the tunnel after the game pic.twitter.com/n4AA4jU5Ct— Tom VanHaaren (@TomVH) November 27, 2021
This made five for Hassan Haskins
Haskins is the first player in the history of the rivalry to rush for five touchdowns. He is only the second Wolverines running back to run for five scores in a game and the first since 1968.
Buckeyes tried to claw back
No. 4 for Hassan Haskins
TD run follows another amazing Ohio State catch
Jaxson is unbelievable!— Cardale Jones (@CJ1two) November 27, 2021
No slowing Hassan Haskins?
Haskins has his third rushing score of the day. He is the first Wolverines player to run for three scores against Ohio State since Mike Hart in 2006.
This one was chippy
This is what started the scuffle between Michigan and Ohio State 👀 pic.twitter.com/r5C2dSgf4h— FOX College Football (@CFBONFOX) November 27, 2021
Big runs helped Michigan build on its lead
BIG BOY FOOTBALL!! @UMichFootball— JP (@JabrillPeppers) November 27, 2021
Following this drive, Ohio State had allowed 190 rushing yards. That was the most since allowing 269 in the Buckeyes' loss to Oregon in Week 2.
McNamara goes deep; Haskins goes over the top
Garrett Wilson, catch of the day?
O-H— Norris Cole II (@pg30_Cole) November 27, 2021
Big sack set the tone for Michigan
Michigan got tricky to score first
LET'S GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO— Michigan Athletics 〽️ (@UMichAthletics) November 27, 2021
A proposal and some pregame hype
We have a proposal on the field before the game pic.twitter.com/ZGOuYpP5f0— Tom VanHaaren (@TomVH) November 27, 2021
GOOD ❌ORNING GA❌E DAY ‼️ pic.twitter.com/8oRMnblVTG— Ohio State Football (@OhioStateFB) November 27, 2021