Ohio State coach Urban Meyer seethed through his postgame news conference after the Buckeyes 31-20 win over MI on Saturday, furious over what he said was a knee injury suffered by J.T. Barrett before the game.
Barrett later injured his right knee on a run in the third quarter, and watched the rest of the game from the sideline.
MI took control of the game early, scoring two touchdowns in the first quarter. He also rushed 15 times for 67 yards and a touchdown. Four minutes later, the Buckeyes were in the end zone again when Barrett hit a wide open Marcus Baugh for a 25-yard touchdown pass with 5:07 to go in the first half.
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Down to its third-string quarterback, John O'Korn, Michigan came out hot in the first quarter, jumping out to a 14-0 lead with creative early play-calling and a smothering defense.
Michigan's backup quarterbacks Saturday are Alex Malzone, Michael Sessa and freshman Dylan McCaffrey, son of former National Football League player Ed McCaffrey and brother of Carolina Panthers running back Christian McCaffrey.
Key stat: Haskins converted third down after third down - six of his first eight - to keep Michigan's defense on the field and ultimately put the Wolverines away.
JT Barrett says that he will play in the Big Ten Championship Game next weekend against Wisconsin despite his knee injury.
MI quarterback John O'Korn completed 17 of 32 passes for 195 yards with a touchdown and an interception. The extra point gave the Buckeyes a 21-20 lead.
Karan Higdon's 2-yard run gave MI (8-4, 5-4) a 20-14 lead midway through the third quarter.
The Buckeyes added onto their lead with a 44-yard field goal from Sean Nuernberger with 10:21 to play in the fourth quarter.
The teams were tied at 14 at halftime. He apparently hurt himself before the game even started, however, according to Buckeyes coach Urban Meyer.
Donovan Peoples-Jones returned a punt 42 yards during the closing seconds of the quarter.