Bring it on.
It’s Ohio State-Michigan week. There’s no shortage of classic moments in this rivalry.
Here’s a little trivia game to play. Test your knowledge of the rivalry by answering the dozen trivia questions below. A correct answer in the touchdown category will give you seven points and a field goal is worth three.
Ohio State fans who score 34 points or more points can claim a trivia win over Michigan.
When you are done, send me your prediction for a chance to win a $50 gas card.
1. Who leads the all-time series between Ohio State and Michigan?
2. What Ohio State coach is the favorite of Michigan fans?
3. Why did Woody Hayes go for a two-point conversion when Ohio State was ahead by more than five touchdowns late in the 1968 game against Michigan?
4. On Week 1 of the NFL season this year, did Ohio State or Michigan have the most active players in the NFL?
5. Which school had the most rookies on active NFL rosters at the beginning of the year?
6. How many victories does Jim Harbaugh have over Ohio State while coaching Michigan?
7. How many victories does Jim Harbaugh have over Ohio State while playing quarterback for Michigan?
8. During the 1971 game, what caused Woody Hayes to run to the middle of the field shaking his fist at the refs, then grab two sideline markers and break them over his knee.
9. Which coach won the 10-year war: Woody Hayes or Bo Schembechler?
10. Does Michigan have more players from Ohio on its roster, or does Ohio State have more Michigan players on its roster?
11. True or false: Lima’s Gary Moeller was a a co-captain of the Ohio State Buckeyes and later had a winning record against OSU as the coach of Michigan.
12. Which school has won the most national championships?
1. Michigan. The Wolverines own a 58-50-6 record over Ohio State. However, the Buckeyes have won seven straight games and 14 of the last 15.
2. John Cooper. In 13 seasons as the Buckeyes coach from 1988-2000, Cooper posted a 2-10-1 record against the Wolverines.
3. Woody explained, “Because I couldn’t go for three.”
4. Ohio State had 44 active players on 27 NFL teams when the season opened. The only teams that did not have a former Buckeye on their Week 1 roster were the Baltimore Ravens, Chicago Bears, New York Jets and Tennessee Titans. Michigan had 24 active players.
5. Ohio State had eight rookies on active rosters on Week 1 of the NFL season: defensive end Nick Bosa (San Francisco), guard Michael Jordan (Cincinnati), defensive tackle Dre’Mont Jones (Denver), wide receiver Parris Campbell (Indianapolis), offensive tackle Isaiah Prince (Miami), cornerback Kendall Sheffield (Atlanta), and quarterback Dwayne Haskins and wide receiver Terry McLaurin (Washington). Michigan had five rookies in the NFL: linebacker Devin Bush and tightend Zach Gentry (Pittsburgh), defensive end Rashan Gary (Green Bay), defensive lineman Chase Winovich (New England) and cornerback David Long (Los Angeles Rams).
6. Zero. Jim Harbough has lost all four games he has coached against the Buckeyes.
7. Jim Harbaugh was 2-0 as a player against the Buckeyes, winning 27-17 in 1985 and 26-24 in 1986.
8. An obvious pass interference by Michigan that the referees failed to call.
9. It was a tie. The Ten Year War was played between 1969 and 1978, pitting Woody Hayes of Ohio State and Bo Schembechler of Michigan. Each won five games with Woody’s victories coming in 1970, ‘72, ‘73, ‘74 and ‘75. Bo won in 1969, ‘71, ‘76, ‘77 and ‘78.
10. Michigan has 16 players from Ohio listed on its 2019 roster. Ohio State has just two players from Michigan listed.
11. True. Gary Moeller was a a co-captain of the 1963 Ohio State Buckeyes and later went on to become the head coach of Michigan, posting a 44-13-3 record in five seasons, including a 3-1-1 record against the Buckeyes.
12. Michigan has won 11 national titles compared to Ohio State’s eight. However, Michigan’s last title was in 1997. Ohio State has won two since, in 2014 and 2002.
Here’s your chance to win a $50 gas card. E-mail or send me your prediction for Saturday’s Ohio State-Michigan game. One prediction per person. Send your name, address and phone number. No phone calls. The deadline is 5 p.m. Friday. Email firstname.lastname@example.org (in the subject line write Prediction Contest), or drop off or mail to Jim Krumel, Prediction Contest, The Lima News, 3515 Elida Road, Lima, Ohio 45807. The winner will be announced next Monday. In case of a tie, the winner will be picked from an Ohio State hat.
ROSES AND THORNS: A boxing referee is counting the roses in the garden instead of counting out fighters.
Rose: To Frank Garza, a 1970 graduate of Delphos St. John’s. He will be inducted into the National Boxing Hall of Fame in April 2020. He was a referee for 35 years and was named one of the top 50 referees in boxing history by the World Boxing Council during its 50th Anniversary Convention in 2012.
Rose: To Joan and Bill Hill of Vaughnsville, who celebrated 70 years of marriage on Oct. 21.
Rose: To Dr. Cynthia Spiers and the Rhodes State College board of trustees. The board did a thorough search before naming Spiers as the school’s next president, looking both outside the institution as well as inside. Spiers is no stranger to Rhodes State College as she was the special assistant to the president. She was also the executive director of institutional effectiveness and the vice president of student affairs.
Rose: To Dan Rupert, Jeanne Arnzen Gulick, Lonnie Miller and Mike Gallmeier, who will be inducted into the Delphos St. John’s Hall of Fame on Sunday.
PARTING SHOT: “We’ve had 11-1 and 10-1 football teams that lost to Michigan and they’re not even mentioned in the second breath.” — OSU Coach Earle Bruce on what losing to Michigan means to Ohio State.
Jim Krumel is the editor of The Lima News. Contact him at 567-242-0391 or at The Lima News, 3515 Elida Road, Lima, Ohio 45807.