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How to Salvage a Season: Vignettes of game's past

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BY DAILY FOOTBALL BEAT

This isn’t the first time Michigan has had the chance to salvage a mediocre season or ruin the Buckeyes’ perfect season. Here’s a look back at four historic Michigan-Ohio State games.

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What to Watch For: Ohio State

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BY ZACH HELFAND

Can the defense contain Miller and Hyde?
At this point, the offense is what it is, and what it is isn’t pretty. Michigan’s defense, though, has been a bright spot, especially earlier in games. The Wolverines will have their best chance to beat Ohio State if they can limit its explosive offense.

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'We know how it's been since the man left us': The graveyard walk to honor Michigan football history

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BY LIZ VUKELICH

When Jeff Holzhausen was a student at Michigan 20 years ago, he had ritual to start and end each semester.

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In 1966, team chemistry used to overpower mediocrity

BY LIZ VUKELICH

At 4-3 in the Big Ten and 6-4 overall, the Wolverines weren’t a poor team in 1966. They were just nondescript.

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Similarities between 1993 and 2013 teams run deep

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BY EVERETT COOK

An inexperienced offensive line deals with chemistry issues to help a team with loads of potential lose winnable Big Ten games despite a successful quarterback and promising defense.
Sound familiar?
If you’re a young Michigan fan, you’ve been hearing this for the last two months, but if your fandom stretches back 20 years, this whole thing might just be a re-run.

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To ruin the Buckeyes' perfect season in 1995, Michigan's answer was easy: Tshimanga Biakabutuka

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BY ZACH HELFAND

After a while, ABC play-by-play announcer Mark Jones ran out of ways to describe what was methodically unfolding when Michigan hosted Ohio State in November 1995. After a while, they just kept repeating one thing, again and again:
“Tshimanga Biakabutuka.”

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Breakdown: Wolverines to face Miller, the 'complete' leader of Buckeye offense

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BY LIZ VUKELICH

At this point, the 110th edition of The Game needs no introduction.
No one is denying that Ohio State has the better football team. Even Michigan isn’t denying it.

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For Michigan, everything could change on Saturday

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BY EVERETT COOK

Saturday could change everything for this Michigan football team. In a lost season full of blunders and missteps, a win over Ohio State would flip the script on 2013 into something salvageable.

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Notebook: Five-star commit Peppers plans to take official visits elsewhere

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BY MATT SLOVIN

The crowning jewel of the Wolverines’ 2014 recruiting class, defensive back Jabrill Peppers, announced on Twitter that he plans to take official visits at other schools. Coach Brady Hoke has said previously that if a commit visits elsewhere, he doesn’t consider that person committed to the Wolverines.

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Notebook: Offensive line carousel turns again; Columbus prepares for the rivalry

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BY ZACH HELFAND

This year, the situation on the interior of Michigan’s offensive line has can be likened to a horrific game of musical chairs. And each time the music stops the result is usually a sack of redshirt junior quarterback Devin Gardner.

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