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Published: Saturday, 11/23/2002

OSU-UM series at a glance

Series history: UM leads 56-36-6.

UM points: 1,628

OSU points: 1,167

In Ann Arbor: UM leads 29-17-4

At Michigan Stadium: UM leads 21-15-3

In Columbus: UM leads 27-19-2

At Ohio Stadium: UM leads 21-18-1

Games decided by 3 points or fewer: Tied 5-5-6

Games decided by 7 points or fewer: UM leads 16-14-6

Longest UM win streak: 9 (1901-09)

Longest OSU win streak: 4 (1934-37 and 1960-63)

Biggest Michigan win: 86-0 in 1902

Biggest OSU win: 38-0 in 1935

MICHIGAN STATISTICAL LEADERS

Rushing: Chris Perry (211 carries for 949 yards, 4.5 avg., 10 TDs)

Passing: John Navarre (204-for-366 for 2,339 yards, 20 TDs, 6 interceptions)

Receiving: Braylon Edwards (53 catches, 818 yards, 15.4 avg., 10 TDs)

Punt returns: Julius Curry (21 for 227 yards, 10.8 avg., long of 27 yards)

Kickoff returns: Jeremy LeSueur (23 for 524 yards, 22.8 avg., long of 49)

Punting: Adam Finley (58 for 2,457 yards, 42.4 avg., long of 54)

Tackles: Victor Hobson (80 total; 62 solo, 18 assists)

Sacks: Shantee Orr (5 for 25 yards)

Tackles for loss: Victor Hobson (12 for 42 yards)

Interceptions: Marlin Jackson (3 for 40 yards)

Pass breakups: Marlin Jackson (17)

OHIO STATE STATISTICAL LEADERS

Rushing: Maurice Clarett (179 carries for 1071 yards, 6.0 avg., 13 TDs)

Passing: Craig Krenzel (131-for-214 for 1,864 yards, 12 TDs, 5 interceptions)

Receiving: Michael Jenkins (53 catches, 980 yards, 18.5 avg., 6 TDs)

Punt returns: Chris Gamble (31 for 280 yards, 9.0 avg., long of 27 yards)

Kickoff returns: Maurice Hall (15 for 358 yards, 23.9 avg., long of 45)

Punting: Andy Groom (48 for 2,163 yards, 45.1 avg., long of 74)

Tackles: Matt Wilhelm (96 total; 63 solo, 33 assists)

Sacks: Darrion Scott (7.5 for 36 yards)

Tackles for loss: Matt Wilhelm (15.5 for 41 yards)

Interceptions: Chris Gamble (4 for 40 yards)

Pass breakups: Dustin Fox (12)

LOCAL CONNECTION

Players from the Toledo area who are on the rosters at Ohio State and Michigan:

Ohio State:

No. 19 Matt Russell (K, 5-11, 184, Sr.), Napoleon.

No. 23 Josh Huston (P/K, 6-1, 195, So.), Findlay.

No. 43 Brandon Schnittker (FB, 6-1, 250, Fr.), Sandusky.

No. 54 Tim Anderson (DT, 6-4, 289, Jr.), Clyde.

Michigan:

No. 10 Troy Nienberg (K, 6-2, 171, Jr.), Glandorf, Ohio.

No. 33 Willis Barringer (DB, 5-11, 198, Fr.), Toledo (Scott).

ON TV TODAY

Today's Ohio State-Michigan game will be televised nationally by ABC (channels 13, 7).

Brent Musberger (play-by-play), Gary Danielson (color comentary) and Jack Arute will call the game.

The Ohio State radio network can be heard locally on 1470 AM. The Michigan radio network can be heard on 760 AM.

WEATHER FORECAST

The predicted temperature for Columbus today is 37 degrees with a wind-chill factor of 29, under partly cloudy skies. There is a 10 percent chance of precipitation.

DID YOU KNOW?

Ohio State-Michigan was chosen as the greatest rivalry of the 20th century by ESPN.com.

Runners-up were Muhammad Ali vs. Joe Frazier; North Carolina vs. Duke (basketball); Wilt Chamberlain vs. Bill Russell; Maple Leafs vs. Canadiens; Arnold Palmer vs. Jack Nicklaus; Red Sox vs. Yankees; Auburn vs. Alabama; Redskins vs. Cowboys and Giants vs. Dodgers.

TEAM STATISTICS

2002 team statistics for both teams:

Ohio State has scored 365 points (30.4 per game) and allowed 150 (12.5). Michigan has scored 314 points (28.5) and allowed 221 (20.1).

Ohio State has rushed for 2,393 yards (199.4 per game) and allowed 902 (75.2). Michigan has rushed for 1,704 yards (154.9 per game) and allowed 1,278 (116.2).

Ohio State has thrown for 2,179 yards and yielded 2,853 yards passing. Michigan has thrown for 2,460 yards and yielded 2,472 yards passing.

The Buckeyes have been penalized 61 times for 464 yards. The Wolverines have been penalized 55 times for 422 yards.

OSU has converted 37 percent of third-down conversions (57-for-153) and 64 percent of fourth-down attempts (9-for-14). UM has converted 46 percent of third-down conversions (82-for-179) and 58 percent of fourth-down attempts (7-for-12).



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