ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Tyvis Powell intercepted Devin Gardner's pass as Michigan went for a go-ahead 2-point conversion with 32 seconds left and No. 3 Ohio State held on for a 42-41 victory Saturday in one the most thrilling games in the history of the storied Big Ten rivalry.
Devin Gardner threw a 2-yard touchdown pass to Devin Funchess to make it 42-41, but instead of kicking for the tie, Wolverines coach Brady Hoke went for the lead with his offense.
Gardner tried to zip a pass into traffic near the goal line, but Powell came up with it. Buckeyes cornerback Roby Bradley recovered the onside kick to seal Ohio State's 24th consecutive victory and keep its national championship hopes alive.
Braxton Miller accounted for five touchdowns for Ohio State (12-0, 8-0) and Carlos Hyde ran for a 1-yard score with 2:20 left to make it 42-35.
Hyde also rushed for well-over 226 yards on 27 carries, while Braxton Miller rushed 153 yards on 16 carries.
UM quarterback Devin Gardner was sensational throwing 32/45 for 451 yards and four TD's. Miller connected only 6/15 for 133 yards.
Michigian chewed-up the OSU defense at times, picking up 603 total yards, while OSU garnered 526 total yards.
Michigan drops to (7-5, 3-5) while OSU is (12-0/8-0).