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Friday, 23 November 2012 11:33

Old grudge match has new feel with Hoke, Meyer

(ANN ARBOR) -- Michigan-Ohio State was just another game, for the most part, until Woody Hayes and Bo Schembechler helped transform it into the over-the-top grudge match called "The Game." Now, more than 40 years later, two coaches steeped in the rivalry - each more than willing to toss a little disrespect toward the other side - will be prowling the sidelines in the 109th meeting on Saturday. Just like Hayes and Schembechler, Michigan's Brady Hoke and Ohio State's Urban Meyer are Ohio natives who don't do a very good job of hiding the fact that they can barely abide their chief rival. The fourth-ranked Buckeyes want to complete a perfect season - if that's possible without a bowl trip. The No. 20 Wolverines are shooting for an even better bowl. Kick off Saturday  is at Noon.

The Michigan State Spartans visit the Minnesota Golden Gophers Saturday with kick off at 3:30 p.m.