Ohio State, Michigan, Clemson top college football Week 13 winners, losers

No. 3 Michigan pounded away at No. 2 Ohio State until the Buckeyes crumbled.

For the second straight season, the rivalry game painted the Wolverines as the tougher, stronger, better coached and more consistent team and program — and if once could be pitched as a fluke, two blowouts in a row strongly suggests a trend has developed.

Ahead 31-23 midway through the fourth quarter, Michigan scored on a 75-yard touchdown run by Donovan Edwards, who ran for a career-best 216 yards. After intercepting Ohio State quarterback CJ Stroud, the Wolverines added an 85-yard run by Edwards to win 45-23.

For Michigan, another win in this series and the high possibility of another conference championship and College Football Playoff berth means it’s time to redraw the Big Ten power structure. Until proven otherwise, the Wolverines are the league’s best.

For the first time in decades, the Buckeyes and everyone else in the Big Ten is chasing Michigan. Eight seasons into his tenure and just two years after facing a very uncertain future at his alma mater, Jim Harbaugh has delivered on the lofty expectations placed upon the program upon his arrival in 2015.

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