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No. 8 Ohio State tops No. 12 Michigan 42-13 with ground game

Buckeyes defeat Wolverines (Source: Ohio State Athletics) Buckeyes defeat Wolverines (Source: Ohio State Athletics)

By LARRY LAGE
AP Sports Writer

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) - Ezekiel Elliott ran for 214 yards and two touchdowns to help No. 8 Ohio State rout No. 12 Michigan 42-13 Saturday.

The Buckeyes (11-1, 7-1 Big Ten, No. 8 CFP) have won 11 of the last 12 games in what has become a lopsided series.

Elliott's performance came a week after he was held to 12 carries for 33 yards against Michigan State, then criticized the team's play calling and said he will skip his senior season to enter the NFL draft.

Even with the win, the Buckeyes need Penn State to beat No. 6 Michigan State later in the day to reach the Big Ten championship game against Iowa.

The Wolverines (9-3, 6-2, No. 10 CFP) simply could not stop their rivals from running at will. They fell behind early, and quarterback Jake Rudock was knocked out of the game when he was sacked and slammed onto his left shoulder.

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