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Scarlet Sunrise: Ohio State, Michigan set to battle in The Game

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Ohio State quarterback Justin Fields will attempt to beat Michigan in his first try. (Birm/Lettermen Row)

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Scarlet Sunrise: Ohio State, Michigan set to battle in The Game

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Ohio State vs. Michigan game time, details

The No. 1 Buckeyes and No. 13 Wolverines will meet for edition No. 116 of The Game. Michigan leads the all-time series 58-50-6. Since 2000, Ohio State is 15-3 against Michigan; the Buckeyes have won seven straight in the series.

Time: Noon ET

Date: Saturday, Nov. 30

TV Channel: FOX

Location: Michigan Stadium, Ann Arbor, Michigan (capacity: 107,601)

Weather: High of 39 degrees with a 56 percent chance of precipitation

The line: The Buckeyes are a 9-point favorite

Over/under: 51.5 points

Buckeyes waiting on one game-time decision

Ohio State seemed to be its healthiest last week, and this week could be more of the same.

Only one Buckeye showed up on the game-time decision list, which was released by the program Friday morning. Ohio State will have a last-minute decision to make about versatile defensive back Shaun Wade as the Buckeyes prepare to take on Michigan. No additional surprises popped up for Ohio State since the win over Penn State last week, essentially giving Ryan Day the full arsenal before his first edition of The Game as a head coach.

The Buckeyes already have their side of the Big Ten locked up and will play for the Big Ten title next week in Indianapolis, but now they’ll attempt to keep a strong hold on the No. 1 seed in the College Football Playoff, and if Wade plays, they’ll their full stable of starters.

Here’s the full availability report as announced on Friday by the program, making note that Ohio State doesn’t differentiate between injuries or disciplinary matters:

Game-Time Decisions

DB Shaun Wade

Unavailable

WR Kamryn Babb

RB Marcus Crowley

OG Gavin Cupp

DL Noah Donald

WR Ellijah Gardiner

DB Ronnie Hickman

OL Matthew Jones

DB Josh Proctor

WR C.J. Saunders

DT Taron Vincent

Bold Predictions for The Game

What can be expected of No. 1 Ohio State as it makes its way north to No. 13 Michigan in the Big House? Which superstars will make the biggest difference for Ohio State? Can the Buckeyes create an encore of last year’s offensive explosion against Don Brown’s Michigan defense? Will the defense shut down Shea Patterson and the Wolverines offense? The Lettermen Row staff passed out five bold predictions ahead of the rivalry game. Here’s what our staff predicted to see.

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Spencer Holbrook

Spencer Holbrook covers Ohio State football and basketball for Lettermen Row. A recent graduate of Ohio University's Scripps School of Journalism, he's in his first year covering the Buckeyes. He was previously the sports editor at Ohio's student newspaper, The Post, where he covered Ohio University football and men's basketball.

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