Michigan defense sets sights on slowing prolific Ohio State offense

Angelique S. Chengelis
The Detroit News

Ann Arbor — The past doesn’t matter. That’s been the theme this week among Michigan football players as they prepared for Ohio State and The Game that will determine the East Division representative in the Big Ten championship.

To be sure, the past can’t be hung on this group of Wolverines. Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh must shoulder some of it, but even he is not responsible for the Buckeyes’ two-decade dominance in the rivalry that includes winning 17 of the last 19 and eight straight heading into Saturday’s 117th meeting at Michigan Stadium.

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