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No. 3 Ohio State stops Michigan on 2-point try to win 42-41 and keep BCS title hopes alive

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    Ohio State quarterback Braxton Miller (5) looks back at Michigan defensive back Blake Countess (18) as he rushes for a touchdown in the first quarter of an NCAA college football game in Ann Arbor, Mich., Saturday, Nov. 30, 2013. (AP Photo/Tony Ding)The Associated Press

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    Ohio State's Dontre Wilson (1) is held back by Michigan defensive back Delano Hill (44) as the two teams scuffle during the second quarter of an NCAA college football game in Ann Arbor, Mich., Saturday, Nov. 30, 2013. The third-ranked Buckeyes lost starting right guard Marcus Hall and kick returner Dontre Wilson and the Wolverines lost backup linebacker Royce Jenkins-Stone to ejections. All three players were flagged for unsportsmanlike conduct and had to leave the field after a skirmish. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)The Associated Press

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    Ohio State quarterback Braxton Miller (5) scores on a 21-yard run during the second quarter of an NCAA college football game against Michigan in Ann Arbor, Mich., Saturday, Nov. 30, 2013. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)The Associated Press

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    Ohio State's Dontre Wilson (1) is stopped by Michigan' Dennis Norfleet (23) on a punt return during the second quarter of an NCAA college football game in Ann Arbor, Mich., Saturday, Nov. 30, 2013. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)The Associated Press

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    Ohio State offensive linesman Marcus Hall (79) walks the sidelines after being ejected from the game during the second quarter of an NCAA college football game against Michigan in Ann Arbor, Mich., Saturday, Nov. 30, 2013. The third-ranked Buckeyes lost Hall and kick returner Dontre Wilson and the Wolverines lost backup linebacker Royce Jenkins-Stone to ejections. All three players were flagged for unsportsmanlike conduct and had to leave the field after a skirmish. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)The Associated Press

Tyvis Powell intercepted Devin Gardner's pass as Michigan went for a go-ahead 2-point conversion with 32 seconds left and No. 3 Ohio State held on for a 42-41 victory Saturday in one the most thrilling games in the history of the storied Big Ten rivalry.

Devin Gardner threw a 2-yard touchdown pass to Devin Funchess to make it 42-41, but instead of kicking for the tie, Wolverines coach Brady Hoke went for the lead with his offense.

Gardner tried to zip a pass into traffic near the goal line, but Powell came up with it. Buckeyes cornerback Roby Bradley recovered the onside kick to seal Ohio State's 24th consecutive victory and keep its national championship hopes alive.

Braxton Miller accounted for five touchdowns for Ohio State (12-0, 8-0) and Carlos Hyde ran for a 1-yard score with 2:20 left to make it 42-35.

Gardner threw four touchdown passes for Michigan (7-5, 3-5).