Chants of “overrated” rained down in the Horseshoe no Saturday afternoon, which was very bad news for Michigan’s hopes of reaching the College Football Playoff. Tenth-ranked Ohio State blew out No. 4 Michigan at home, dropping 62 points on its most bitter rivals en route to earning its 11th win of the season.
Michigan simply couldn’t stop Buckeye signal caller Dwayne Haskins, who threw six touchdowns and against the Wolverine defense and embarrassed a Jim Harbaugh team that was in the midst of what they called a “revenge tour.” But there was no revenge to be had on Saturday, much to the joy of Ohio native LeBron James.
James is a huge Buckeyes fan, and he’s often chatting with Ohio State players and reacting to their games. So a showdown with Michigan was going get a mention on social media, especially when it’s a win in a landslide. James posted a photo on Instagram of him throwing a football at a Buckeye game and said he was throwing Michigan out of Ohio Stadium.
One of the most impressive scores for Ohio State came as Michigan looked like it might actually mount a comeback in the second half. Parris Campbell, however, made that thought go away in a hurry with a 78-yard touchdown that put the Buckeyes up 42-25.
James tweeted at the speedy running back shortly after the play, the Ohio native clearly loving Michigan getting worked.
LeBron later turned his attention to Lakers teammate Moe Wagner, a Michigan alum who a few short months ago was playing for the Wolverines in the Final Four.
Once the game ended, James wanted to keep piling on, so he asked the authorities to investigate what happened to his teammate.
No one can say for sure what happens to both teams now that the game is over, because the College Football Playoff committee is hard to judge. But it’s been an up-and-down year on the field for Ohio State, and this win was something everyone in the state — even those who left Ohio for California — seems to be excited about.