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The Game: OSU-Michigan Meet for 119th Time in Bitter Rivalry

Ohio State is crossing out the letter M all around campus — and the game isn’t even being played there. Yes, Michigan vs. Ohio State engenders a special hatred that began metastasizing in 1897 and is as heated as ever today. Coaches Ryan Day and Jim Harbaugh can barely conceal their disdain for one another ahead of Saturday’s matchup, the loser of which will likely miss out on the College Football Playoff. Not that it takes a playoff spot to stir this animus. Here's what to know.

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The Game: OSU-Michigan Meet for 119th Time in Bitter Rivalry
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    Nine teams remain in contention for the College Football Playoff heading into the final Saturday of the regular season. Five — Georgia, Ohio State, Michigan, Washington and Florida State — likely control their own destiny, while Oregon, Texas and Alabama lurk just outside, with Louisville trying to crash the party. Here’s a profile of each team and an Armageddon Scenario that would give the CFP committee nightmares. Plus, an inside look at Ohio State and Michigan's game within The Game.

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