The Michigan-Ohio State recreation took a very tough flip of occasions for the Buckeyes on Saturday.
Buckeyes tight finish Gee Scott Jr. was known as for a brutal penalty midway by the third quarter in opposition to the Wolverines in Columbus after he head-butted a defender.
The junior tight finish hauled in a move that may’ve resulted in a 15-yard acquire for Ohio State, a primary down and put the Buckeyes in discipline purpose vary. However after the play was over, Scott Jr. delivered a vicious head-butt to a Michigan participant on the sideline and he did it proper in entrance 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 good points 30 yards again, due to back-to-back C.J. Stroud completions, however elects to punt on 4th-and-5 (which grew to become 4th-and-10 after a false begin). pic.twitter.com/jI4DvxzLtE
— Andy Backstrom (@andybackstrom) November 26, 2022
The pinnacle-butt and a further holding name resulted in Ohio State being pushed again to a 1st-and-35.
It additionally got here at a important time, with Michigan main, 24-20. Ohio State ended up having to punt on the drive.
Gee Scott acquired flagged for a head-butt throughout Ohio State’s loss to Michigan. Screengrab (2)
Issues solely acquired worse from there, with the Wolverines tacking on 21 extra factors en path to a 45-23 blowout. It marked the primary time Michigan received at Ohio State since 2000. It’s additionally the primary time the Wolverines have posted wins over the Buckeyes in two straight years since 2000.