College football season is truly the best. While every week seems to have plenty of quality games, nothing can really compare to Rivalry Week, especially when it includes The Game between the Ohio State Buckeyes and Michigan Wolverines. It’s the best rivalry in sports.
No one should really need anything to get amped and ready for kick off Saturday afternoon, but in case you do, Ohio State once again has you covered with a fantastic video trailer. It’s filled with tons of highlights, but instead of helmet-crunching, touchdown-making, fast-paced ones from all season, the video and graphics team has decided to grab some of the best highlights from the storied history of The Game. Along with a bunch of highlights, Buckeyes coaches, both present and old, are also heard talking to their respective teams.
“It’s The Game. It’s the best rivalry in college football,” the late Earle Bruce says to begin the video.
“If you grew up a Buckeye. If you grew up in the great state of Ohio or if you are a Buckeye now, this is the real one. This is the greatest rivalry in all of sport…Not college football, all of sport,” head coach Urban Meyer tells his team. “I stand before you with much respect. You wait for your assignment, your mission directive, well here it is: Rely on each other, love each other, and give every play everything you’ve got. Everything we have is alive. Don’t let that team stand in the way.”
“Three things: No. 1 the team that hits the hardest and the longest, the team that starts the fastest, and the team that’s too damn smart to make mistakes,” the late Woody Hayes tells his team.
The video will not only make you want it to be Saturday afternoon already, but you may just want to run through a wall as well. Now, we just have to wait for a little over 24 hours for the game to start. So much is on the line, including the Big Ten East and a potential spot in the Playoff. Ohio State may be rare underdogs, but you should never count out Meyer and the Buckeyes, especially in Columbus. You might regret it if you do.
The Buckeyes and Wolverines will kick off at 12 p.m. ET Saturday afternoon.