Ohio State was marching down the field on the first drive of the second half when Michigan linebacker Cameron McGrone laid a late, cheap hit on Justin Fields.
Fields was clearly out of bounds when McGrone lowered his shoulder into the quarterback, sending him to the turf.
This late hit, combined with a second penalty called on Michigan’s defense during the play, gave the Buckeyes first-and-goal, already up 28-16 early in the third quarter.
It was also not the first time Michigan was penalized for a cheap move in this game.
Soon afterward, Fields hit K.J. Hill for a touchdown to give the Buckeyes a 35-16 lead.