It seemed the 2011 meeting between Michigan and Ohio State might have been a glimpse into the future.
The Wolverines appeared to be on a roll and the Buckeyes were on their way to a historically bad season when Michigan won 40-34 on a mild, cloudy day at The Big House.
Two years later the third-ranked Buckeyes have won almost every game since and are in the thick of the national championship chase under coach Urban Meyer, who has not lost on their sideline.
Meanwhile, Wolverines coach Brady Hoke is treading water after another late-season swoon.
Will Saturday's 110th edition of The Game flip things yet again?