We know about the 6-0 record Meyer has against That School Up North, but did you know that the other men’s sports have quite the record against the Maize and Blue since Meyer arrived in Columbus as well?
Since Urban Meyer’s Arrival, Ohio State Is Not Just Dominating Michigan In Football
Yeah, we all know that Urban Meyer has rented out Michigan despair his first six years in Columbus. There’s been blowout wins, business-like wins, and close shaves, but still, no Wolverine elation against the Scarlet and Gray under Meyer.
But, what maybe you didn’t know is that football is not the only men’s sport that has taken it to TTUN since 2012 when Meyer first stepped behind the podium in Columbus.
Call it luck, coincidence, or the momentum that comes from seeing Michigan go down year-after-year in football. No matter what it is, the numbers are actually quite staggering. Here’s what we found.
We’ll start with an overall approach here. All told, when you look at all the men’s sports that Ohio State and Michigan play head-to-head in, the Buckeyes own a decisive 52-34-4 advantage.
We could go further in team competitions to make it look even worse, but it’s too hard to parse through. Also, Michigan doesn’t play men’s volleyball, so that actually makes the record better as OSU is a national title force there.
Ohio State has dominated in football (6-0), men’s lacrosse (6-0), and tennis (9-0). It also has a winning record in baseball (8-4), men’s soccer (4-3), and wrestling (3-2).
The results in basketball (4-4) and hockey (10-11-4) have been mixed, but even those sports have seen some pretty monumental moments this past season.
In fact, to add insult to injury, over the last year, we’ve seen Ohio State eliminate Michigan from the Big Ten hockey tournament, come from a seventeen point lead to win in basketball, send the Maize and Blue packing during the Big Ten Baseball Tournament, and win the Big Ten Wrestling Tournament via Kyle Snyder’s defeat of fellow heavyweight Adam Coon. Snyder doubled up by beating Coon for the national title.
So yeah, the dominance over Michigan continues.
The only sports Michigan has a decided edge over Ohio State are men’s gymnastics (2-4) and swimming (0-6). So, there’s at least that.
Now for the sobering moment Buckeye fans. Yeah, OSU has dominated in men’s sports, but we all know it can be cyclical. And, don’t look at the record between Ohio State and Michigan on the women’s side, because it isn’t nearly as pretty.
In other words, it would be well-advised to refrain from getting a big head over the run of success.