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Saturday's buildup to "The Game" as the biggest rivalry matchup of the entire 2018-19 season between No. 4 Michigan and No. 10 Ohio State certainly lived up to the hype.
Well, at least for some fans that is. More specifically Notre Dame and Ohio State fans.
That's because if you were on the Michigan side – or even the Big Ten's side – of Saturday afternoon's 62-39 beatdown, you're likely also one of the first to realize the entire conference was likely just eliminated from a second consecutive College Football Playoff.
Ohio State's 62 points are the most that Michigan has ever allowed in regulation since it started playing football in 1879.— Drew Hallett (@DrewCHallett) November 24, 2018
Michigan had the 2nd-ranked defense entering today's game.
If Michigan had come into Columbus and taken care of business and also gone on to handle Northwestern in the Big Ten Championship, it's highly likely the College Football Playoff Committee would have granted Michigan a spot in the Top 4.
However, now that an 11-1 Ohio State team sent the Wolverines into two-loss purgatory, the CFP Committee won't be able to overlook Ohio State's 49-20 loss to Purdue. And as a result, will likely exclude the Buckeyes from the the 2018-19 Playoff for a team like an undefeated Notre Dame.
It looks like the Big Ten's embarrassing College Football Playoff's 1,412-day scoreless streak is going to extend at least one more season.
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