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COLUMBUS, Ohio – Ezekiel Elliott scored untouched on a 44-yard run on fourth-and-1 with 4:58 left to help No. 7 Ohio State, without injured star quarterback J.T. Barrett, beat archrival Michigan 42-28 on Saturday.
With no postseason, the only thing left to be decided for Michigan (5-7, 3-5 Big Ten) is the future of coach Brady Hoke. Interim AD Jim Hackett will make the call on whether the coach stays or goes.
Barrett threw for one TD and ran for two before his right leg crumpled underneath him when he was tackled on a run on the first play of the fourth quarter.
Cardale Jones came in for the Buckeyes (11-1, 8-0, CFP No. 6) to lead the drive that culminated in Elliott's long run. Darron Lee returned a fumble 33 yards late to add to the lead.