The greatest rivalry in sports is about to be renewed, and the 2010 edition involves some fascinating numbers, a few of which are downright wacky. Take a moment to consider, calculate and chew on the following:
2558 - Days since TSUN last defeated Ohio State in football!
1538 - Rushing yards by quarterback Denard Robinsion...an amazing 967 more than Michigan's leading running back, Vincent Smith, who has rushed for 571 yards. Robinson is the first player in NCAA history to rush and pass for over 1500 yards in the same season.
57-43-6 - The all-time series record in favor of Michigan, whose fans forget that since 1951 the Buckeys hold a 31-26-2 lead.
8-1 - Jim Tressel's amazing record against the Wolverines, including six in a row
65 - Points the Michigan defense surrendered to Illinois this season...in a game they actually won 67-65!
445.2 - Yards per game given up by the Wolverine defense
33.5 - Points per game allowed by UM (almost 20 per game more than the Silver Bullets)
28-4 - Jim Tressel's November record at OSU...including 16-1 since 2005
4-13 - Overall field goals made compared to attempted by Michigan's two kickers this season (a 31 % success rate)
107 - Yards needed by Boom Herron to reach the 1000 yard rushing mark in 2010
67 - Yards rushing needed by Terrelle Pryor to become number one all-time in rushing yards gained among quarterbacks at Ohio State
34 - Big Ten titles won by Ohio State (with a chance for number 35 on Saturday, which would be a record-tying sixth in a row)
25 - Consecutive games in which DeVier Posey has caught at least one pass (no jokes here, please)
10 - Number of consecutive games in which Boom Herron has scored at least one touchdown
24 - Buckeye seniors who will play their final game at Ohio Stadium Saturday
42-8 - Overall record for the senior class (with two games left in their careers)
133 - Estimated number of times RichRod will use profanity on the sideline Saturday