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No. 3 Ohio State holds on to beat Michigan 42-41
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)
November 30, 2013, 4:02 pm

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) 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).

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