Second-ranked Ohio State plays at No. 5 Michigan on Saturday with high stakes.
The victors claim the Big Ten East Division title, a spot in the conference championship game and a shot at being in the College Football Playoff. The loser falls out of Big Ten and national title contention and is left to wait for a second-tier bowl game invitation.
Ohio State's pass-rushing, run-stuffing defensive line against Michigan's steady offensive line is the key matchup to watch.
The Buckeyes have won a school-record eight straight, one short of the series record Michigan set more than a century ago.
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