Gameballs: Michigan vs Ohio State

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The Michigan Wolverines dropped a tough loss to rival, Ohio State, Saturday by a final score of 42-13. Ohio State got the scoring started late in the first quarter, when quarterback J.T. Barrett scrambled in for a 7-yard touchdown. Michigan would answer back with a 25-yard field goal by Kenny Allen, but the Buckeyes would not go away, as Ezekiel Elliott found pay dirt from 5-yards out to make the score 14-3 Buckeyes. With 1:00 left in the half, the Wolverines struck through the air as Jake Rudock found Jehu Chesson for a 5 yard touchdown. The Wolverines went into the half trailing just hour, and it looked like the game was setting up for a classic finish. The Buckeyes had different thoughts however, as they dominated the second half en route to a victory, outscoring Michigan 28-3. Michigan trailed the entire day, and couldn’t find an answer for the Buckeye rushing attack. Ohio State won the rushing battle, where they out gained Michigan, 369-57. It was a rough afternoon for the Wolverines, but one player had a solid performance. Let’s see who deserves this week’s gameball.

Gameball: Jehu Chesson, Wide Receiver

In a game where Michigan was beat on both sides of the ball, all afternoon, Chesson managed to shine. Jake Rudock passed for over 250 yards for the fourth game in a row, and Chesson was his receiver of choice. Jehu hauled in eight catches for 111 yards, and added Michigan’s only touchdown. After Amara Darboh had a few key drops early, it seemed like Rudock turned to Chesson the rest of the day. He has been one of the most consistent Wolverine wideouts all season, even though he finds himself 3rd amongst Michigan receivers in catches. Chesson does however rank 2nd on the team in receiving yardage, and 1st in receiving touchdowns. The senior receiver has one final game left for the Maize and Blue, and I expect it to be another big one.


 

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Craig Compton
Born and raised in the mitten, and I bleed Maize and Blue. For as long as I can remember, Saturdays in the fall have revolved around Michigan football. I am entering season 2 with TBHR, and will be writing the "Harbaugh's Heroes" segment each week, as well as podcasting and a few other articles from time to time. I look forward to this season! Go Blue!