Ohio State beats Michgan in double OT after controversial spot

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It took two overtimes and a beneficial spot, but No. 2 Ohio State downed No. 3 Michigan on Saturday.

With the Wolverines leading the Buckeyes by three in the second overtime period, Ohio State quarterback J.T. Barrett ran left on a 4th-and-1 option play to try to extend the game. He ran into his own teammate right around the line to gain and fell backward, causing some confusion as to whether or not he actually made a first down.

Referees gave him the first, but reviewed the play. Replays showed it was a close call.

After the review, the call stood. And, on the next play, a Curtis Samuel 15-yard run gave Ohio State a 30–27 win.

With its win in The Game, Ohio State moved to 11–1. Michigan fell to 10–2.

– Kenny Ducey

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