They are slow starters. In Saturday's 20--14 loss to Penn State, Ohio State fell behind 10--0 for the third straight game. Led by freshman QB Braxton Miller, the offense isn't built to play from behind.
What we've learned about the Wolverines
Their 45--17 blowout of Nebraska was "probably as well as we've played with all three phases," coach Brady Hoke said. The Michigan D continued its turnaround, limiting the Huskers to 260 yards.
What it will mean on Saturday
The Buckeyes have won seven straight in the rivalry, but the Wolverines are playing like the hungrier and more confident team. They'll end their victory drought and move a step closer to an at-large BCS berth.