Most compelling matchups in college football Week 13

8No. 4 Michigan at No. 10 Ohio State

Jim Harbaugh and the Wolverines have quite the test in college football Week 1
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In the 115th meeting between these two arch-rivals, a College Football Playoff bid is on the line for the Wolverines. What better way to earn it?

Working in the Buckeyes’ favor is the fact the game is in Columbus and that they’ve owned this matchup of late, winning 13 of their last 14 against the Maize and Blue.

But what once was one of the sport’s best coaching duels is now lopsided. Jim Harbaugh is getting the most out of the least-talented top-10 team in the country. Urban Meyer’s latest loaded Ohio State roster isn’t in playoff position despite a cream-puff schedule.

Maybe the Buckeyes reserved any semblance of innovative offensive play-calling and fundamentally sound defense to play spoiler to the Wolverines.