How Dwayne Haskins, Ohio State wrecked Michigan's No. 1 defense in victory

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Ohio State had been up and down all season. The victor of Saturday's game will play Northwestern. Defensive coordinator Don Brown tried some zone in the second half, but the Buckeyes adjusted to that, too.

Ohio State has now won seven straight against MI.

While Haskins certainly had his moments of brilliance - three of his five touchdowns came in the first half - it was this jaw-dropping play from Campbell that proved to be a key dagger against MI.

The first words Dwayne Haskins spoke in his post-game press conference after Ohio State's 62-39 win over MI on Saturday told the story of the game. Five different receivers had 30 yards or more receiving, led by Campbell's 114 on five grabs. MI needed to apply fast and intense pressure to rattle him, like several other Ohio State opponents have this year.

The final tally: 318 yards passing and five touchdowns for Haskins, who -0looked like an National Football League quarterback toying with the U-M secondary.

The Buckeyes, underdogs at home for the first time in a long time, blew out the Wolverines, 62-39. Freshman receiver Chris Olave caught two TD passes and blocked a punt that turned into the touchdown.

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Patterson was solid at times, but he was under duress much of the game and completed 20 of 34 passes with three touchdowns and a pick.

And, of course, the pass that broke Drew Brees' Big Ten record of 39 touchdown passes in a single season, which happened at about the midway point in the fourth quarter.

But it wasn't just Haskins and Campbell who dominated.

MI allowed 168 rushing yards in the fourth quarter alone - to that point the run defense had been okay ... if only because the Buckeyes rarely ran it, destroying U-M through the air. The Buckeyes finished with 249 rushing yards and averaged 6.7 per carry.

No. 10 Ohio State (11-1, 8-1 Big Ten) extended its winning streak over its biggest rival to seven games and won the Big Ten East Division title. Whoever walks away with the win Saturday will take on Northwestern in the Big Ten championship game next week.

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