As ‘bucket list’ college football games go, Ohio State vs. Michigan is at the top of the list. It’s one of those games that, as a staff, we say to ourselves afterward, ‘I can’t believe we get to do this.’
Well, on Nov. 27, the College Football America Yearbookstaff crossed the Ohio State-Michigan game off the list, as our Matthew Postins shot the game from the sidelines at Michigan Stadium in Ann Arbor, Michigan.
Postins’ photo gallery is on our Facebook page and photos of the game could end up in the 2022 edition of the Yearbook. The photos may also be used by the American Football Coaches Association for its web site, social media and publications.
It’s safe to say the game lived up to the ‘bucket list’ billing.
The temperatures were below freezing. It snowed most of the game. And, naturally, something incredible happened, as Michigan beat Ohio State for the first time under head coach Jim Harbaugh, and for the first time since 2011. So much was on the line that Michigan’s fans felt the need to storm the field in the thousands after the game concluded, making it an opportunity for the fan base to finally vent its pent-up frustration at being on the wrong side of the rivalry for so long.
It was our first Ohio State-Michigan game. It may not be our last. After all, at some point we have to experience it in Columbus, right?
The College Football America 2021 Yearbook features more than 900 college football teams from the United States and Canada in more than 250 striking, full-color pages. That includes every team from the NCAA (FBS, FCS, Division II and Division III), NAIA, NJCAA, CCCAA and U Sports (Canada). It also includes updates on club football, one-year postgraduate prep/sports academies and Mexican college football, along with dozens of action shots and stadium photos taken by the CFA staff.