WATCH: Ryan Day press conference | Beat ❌ichigan Week

Ohio State head coach Ryan Day (WBNS-10TV)

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- It's officially "Beat ❌ichigan Week."

The No. 2 Ohio State Buckeyes will travel to Ann Arbor Saturday to take on the No. 13 ranked Wolverines. Kickoff set for Noon.

Watch Ryan Day's weekly press conference in the video player above.



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  • The Buckeyes and Wolverines will be meeting for the 23rd time when both teams are ranked in the top 10 of the Associated Press Poll. Ohio State leads in those games, 11-9-2.
  • The Ohio State/Michigan game has been decided by one score 40 times. Each team owns 20 wins in those games.
  • The Buckeyes’ first win over the Wolverines in Ann Arbor came 100 years ago, a 13-3 victory in 1919.
  • Since 1951, Woody Hayes’ first season as Ohio State’s head coach, the Buckeyes lead the series 38-27-2.
  • Michigan won 13 of the first 15 games in this series with two ties, but since Ohio State’s first win in 1919 the series tilts in Ohio State’s favor by a 50-45-4 margin
  • These two teams have played in the regular season finale every year since 1935 except one: in 1942 Ohio State defeated Iowa Pre-Flight to cap a 9-1 season that featured the school’s first Associated Press national title.
  • Michigan has a Big Ten-best 42 conference titles; Ohio State is second with 37.
  • The Ohio State vs. Michigan rivalry was named the greatest rivalry of the 20th century by in 1999. Ali vs. Frazier was No. 2.
  • Ohio State began awarding gold pants for wins over Michigan in 1934.

The Take on TTUN

  • Michigan enters Saturday’s contest with a 9-2 overall record with wins in its last four contests since a 28-21 loss at Penn State on Oct. 19.
  • The Wolverines are averaging 41 points per game during their four-game winning streak.
  • Shea Patterson has thrown 21 touchdown passes against just five interceptions and has 2,523 yards on the season.
  • Michigan features three wide receivers with 30 or more catches thus far: Ronnie Bell (team-high 38 receptions for 627 yards), Nico Collins (31 receptions, 649 yards, seven TDs) and Donavon Peoples-Jones (30 receptions, 335 yards, five TDs).
  • True freshman running back Zach Charbonnet has a team-high 11 touchdowns to go along with 635 yards rushing. Hassan Haskins has chipped in with 483 yards on 91 carries.
  • The Wolverines have the nation’s No. 10-ranked total defense, led by linebacker Khaleke Hudson (89 tackles, 3.5 tackles-for-loss, 2.0 sacks and three pass breakups).
  • Josh Uche leads the team in sacks with 8.5 (for minus 65 yards) while Kwity Paye has 6.5.