COLUMBUS, Ohio — The stakes are high for this year's version of The Game.
The annual clash between Ohio State and Michigan is already fueled by a century of hatred and fanaticism.
A lot more than bragging rights are on the line this year in Ann Arbor for the No. 2 Buckeyes and No. 6 Wolverines.
The winner clinches the Big Ten East and advances to the conference championship game Dec. 4 — and stays alive for the College Football Playoff.
The loser picks up a second loss and will consider the season ruined.
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