The Ohio State Buckeyes lead the Michigan Wolverines 14-3 at halftime of the 2009 edition of their rivalry game.
The game has seen lots of sloppy play on the offensive ends for both teams. Ohio State, who has already wrapped up a share of the Big Ten title and the conference's automatic Rose Bowl bid, have only gained 163 yards while scoring one of their two touchdowns on the recovery of a Michigan fumble in the end zone. The Buckeyes' other touchdown came on a Brandon Saine 29-yard touchdown run.
Michigan, who is in danger of missing a bowl game for the second straight season, has been even less impressive on offense. The Wolverines, who lead the Big Ten in scoring this season, have managed to only put 3 points on the board on 166 yards of total offense. They've also missed a chip shot field goal and have committed two turnovers, the fumble by quarterback Tate Forcier that led to an Ohio State touchdown and an interception by Forcier. Their usually-suspect defense, which has given up an average of 444 yards per conference game, has played surprisingly well against the 10th-ranked Buckeyes.
An Ohio State win would give them the Big Ten title outright, while a Michigan win would give them 6 victories and make them bowl eligible for the first time under head coach Rich Rodriguez.