Michigan's decision: The Buckeyes stopped Michigan on 4th-and-4 from the Ohio State 39-yard line with 6:53 left in the game. Ohio State led 24-20 at the time. Michigan was driving until quarterback John O'Korn tripped over a teammate after taking the snap and fell down for a loss of three yards.
As for the decision to go for the first down, coach Jim Harbaugh said, “We had a good play call. Wish we could have executed it better. Gotta know when to be aggressive, when to hold back. If you don’t get it, it’s easy to say, ‘Shouldn’t have gone for it.’”
Sideline fan: Former Ohio State quarterback Cardale Jones watched from Ohio State's sideline. He wore a jersey with Barrett's No. 16.
After the game, they posed for a photo and Jones wrote, “4 for me, 5 for him,” referring to the fifth-year senior Barrett’s five wins against Michigan.
Series notes: Ohio State has won six straight games against Michigan. That's the second-longest streak in the history of the series.
• Barrett became the first Ohio State quarterback to start in four victories against Michigan.
• Barrett tied Art Schlichter for most victories by an Ohio State quarterback. He’s 36-6.
• Barrett became the second quarterback in FBS history to rush for 40 touchdowns in his career and pass for 100.
• Meyer improved to 27-2 in road games at Ohio State. He’s 25-3 in rivalry games in his career.