'Welcome to the biggest stage in all of college football': OSU vs. Michigan hype video

Colin Gay
The Columbus Dispatch

Two days ahead of Ohio State football's final game of the 2022 season, the Buckeyes got some of their biggest voices to remember what "The Game" was like for them.

"Welcome to the biggest stage in all of college football," coach Jim Tressel opened Ohio State football's game trailer against Michigan.

Tressel, along with a slew of former players and coaches including Braxton Miller, Justin Fields, Brian Hartline, Chris Olave, J.T. Barrett, Denzel Ward, Ezekiel Elliott, Jordan Fuller, Parris Campbell and Zach Boren each remembered what it was like to face Michigan in their time with the Buckeyes.

Each of these players and coaches were combined with quotes from Ohio State coach Ryan Day calling for the Buckeyes to play the "most physical game you have played in your life" against the Wolverines.

"When you are either recruited or you step on campus, we prepare for this team we are playing next week," Day said. "We prepare 365 days, 24 hours a day, seven days a week."

Ohio State has not lost to Michigan at home since 2000 and are coming into the 118th edition of "The Game" looking for its 10th-straight win against the Wolverines inside Ohio Stadium.

Ohio State Buckeyes head coach Ryan Day leads his team onto the field prior to the NCAA football game against the Michigan State Spartans at Ohio Stadium in Columbus on Saturday, Nov. 20, 2021.

Since Ohio State's last loss to Michigan in Columbus, the Buckeyes have lost only three games against the Wolverines.

The Buckeyes lost its first game against Michigan since 2011 in Ann Arbor to end the 2021 regular season, falling to the Wolverines 42-27.

Ohio State will take on Michigan at noon Saturday on FOX.

College football rankings 2022

Here's a look at the College Football Playoff's fourth ranking of the 2022 season.

  1. Georgia (11-0) 
  2. Ohio State (11-0) 
  3. Michigan (11-0) 
  4. TCU (11-0) 
  5. LSU (9-2) 
  6. USC (10-1) 
  7. Alabama (9-2)
  8. Clemson (10-1) 
  9. Oregon (9-2) 
  10. Tennessee (9-2) 
  11. Penn State (9-2) 
  12. Kansas State (8-3) 
  13. Washington (9-2) 
  14. Utah (8-3) 
  15. Notre Dame 8-3) 
  16. Florida State (8-3) 
  17. North Carolina (9-2) 
  18. UCLA (8-3) 
  19. Tulane (9-2) 
  20. Ole Miss (8-3) 
  21. Oregon Satte (8-3) 
  22. UCF (8-3) 
  23. Texas (7-4) 
  24. Cincinnati (9-2) 
  25. Louisville (7-4) 

Ohio State football's 2022 schedule

Michigan football's 2022 schedule

  • Sept. 3: Michigan 51, Colorado State 7
  • Sept. 10: Michigan 56, Hawaii 10
  • Sept. 17: Michigan 59, UConn 0
  • Sept. 24: Michigan 34, Maryland 27
  • Oct. 1: Michigan 27, Iowa 14
  • Oct. 8: Michigan 31, Indiana 10
  • Oct. 15: Michigan 41, Penn State 17
  • Oct. 29: Michigan 29, Michigan State 7
  • Nov. 5: Michigan 52, Rutgers 17
  • Nov. 12: Michigan 34, Nebraska 3
  • Nov. 19: Michigan 19, Illinois 17
  • Nov. 26: Michigan vs. Ohio State, Columbus, Ohio, noon

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