Michigan has had opportunities in the second half, but isn’t moving the ball against Ohio State.
The Wolverines, who had 52 yards of offense in the third quarter, including a mere six yards rushing, just went three and out after recovering an Ohio State fumble. OSU quarterback, at the U-M 28-yard line, slipped and was hit by Jake Ryan. Frank Clark recovered the fumble.
But Michigan, using both Denard Robinson and Devin Gardner at quarterback, could not move the ball.
Ohio State continues to lead 23-21.
Michigan escaped without giving up any points late in the third quarter. The Buckeyes reached the Michigan 10-yard line, but a high snap over Miller’s head cost them 12 yards. Then, Drew Basil, who had made three field goals in the game, missed left.
Basil’s third field goal of the game from 28 yards gave the Buckeyes a 23-21 lead with 8:12 left in the third quarter.
Michigan had the ball first in the second half but made a curious call going for it with Denard Robinson on fourth down at the U-M 48-yard line. Robinson was stopped by OSU linebacker Ryan Shazier, and the Wolverines turned the ball over on downs, giving OSU the ball at the 46-yard line. The Wolverines led 21-20 at halftime.