The Michigan-Ohio State game took a particularly rough turn of events for the Buckeyes on Saturday.
Buckeyes tight end Gee Scott Jr. was called for a brutal penalty halfway through the third quarter against the Wolverines in Columbus after he head-butted a defender.
The junior tight end hauled in a pass that would’ve resulted in a 15-yard gain for Ohio State, a first down and put the Buckeyes in field goal range. But after the play was over, Scott Jr. delivered a vicious head-butt to a Michigan player on the sideline and he did it right in front of the ref.
A holding and unsportsmanlike conduct penalty (TE Gee Scott Jr. headbutt) on the #Buckeyes put Ohio State in a 1st-and-35.
OSU gains 30 yards back, thanks to back-to-back C.J. Stroud completions, but elects to punt on 4th-and-5 (which became 4th-and-10 after a false start). pic.twitter.com/jI4DvxzLtE— Andy Backstrom (@andybackstrom) November 26, 2022
The head-butt and an additional holding call resulted in Ohio State being pushed back to a 1st-and-35.
It also came at a critical time, with Michigan leading, 24-20. Ohio State ended up having to punt on the drive.
Things only got worse from there, with the Wolverines tacking on 21 more points en route to a 45-23 blowout. It marked the first time Michigan won at Ohio State since 2000. It’s also the first time the Wolverines have posted wins over the Buckeyes in two straight years since 2000.