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Buckeyes went from depths to 23-game win streak after falling to Wolverines in 2011 meeting

  • FILE - In this Oct. 19, 2013 file photo, Ohio State head coach Urban Meyer yells on the sideline in the first quarter against Iowa during an NCAA college football game in Columbus, Ohio. It's been two years since the last time Ohio State played at Michigan. A lot has happened to both programs since. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete, File)

    FILE - In this Oct. 19, 2013 file photo, Ohio State head coach Urban Meyer yells on the sideline in the first quarter against Iowa during an NCAA college football game in Columbus, Ohio. It's been two years since the last time Ohio State played at Michigan. A lot has happened to both programs since. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete, File)  (The Associated Press)

  • FILE - In this Oct. 12, 2013 file photo, Michigan head coach Brady Hoke walks the sidelines during the third quarter an NCAA college football game against Penn State in State College, Pa. It's been two years since the last time Ohio State played at Michigan. A lot has happened to both programs since.  (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)

    FILE - In this Oct. 12, 2013 file photo, Michigan head coach Brady Hoke walks the sidelines during the third quarter an NCAA college football game against Penn State in State College, Pa. It's been two years since the last time Ohio State played at Michigan. A lot has happened to both programs since. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)  (The Associated Press)

  • FILe - In this Nov. 26, 2011 file photo, Ohio State quarterback Braxton Miller (5) is sacked by Michigan defensive end Ryan Van Bergen, bottom, as linebacker Jake Ryan (90) closes in during the first quarter of an NCAA college football game in Ann Arbor, Mich. It's been two years since the last time Ohio State played at Michigan. A lot has happened to both programs since.  (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio, File)

    FILe - In this Nov. 26, 2011 file photo, Ohio State quarterback Braxton Miller (5) is sacked by Michigan defensive end Ryan Van Bergen, bottom, as linebacker Jake Ryan (90) closes in during the first quarter of an NCAA college football game in Ann Arbor, Mich. It's been two years since the last time Ohio State played at Michigan. A lot has happened to both programs since. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio, File)  (The Associated Press)

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?