With everything on the line, Michigan went into Columbus and had their butts handed to them by Ohio State to the tune of 62-39. Anyone who watched the game clearly saw that the Buckeyes were the better team, there was no question about that.
Wolverines' defensive lineman Chase Winovich recently discussed the devasting loss to Ohio State and he had a message for potential recruits and Michigan fans, insisting it was a “mirage.”
From 247 Sports:
“I would say to any recruit or any potential guy that sees maybe what happened in the Ohio State game or is persuaded against coming here because of that, I would say that alone is a mirage and what we've built here is a powerhouse. That's the Michigan I'm leaving. A Michigan that's headed in this trajectory where the sky is the limit. Not to quote Buzz Lightyear here but it's infinity and beyond with what we're working with here. Shea knows that. Shea knows that limitless potential. He could deal with that how he pleases.”
Rather than giving Ohio State credit for kicking their butts up and down the field, Winovich said it had more to do with the Wolverines not playing their best game.
“I would say the game didn't go—we didn't have our best game that day, obviously, I don't think anybody wouldn't say that,” Winovich said. “It wasn't us. It happened, it is what it is and we're going to look it in the face. It wasn't us being way worse than Ohio State, we just had a bad day and they capitalized on it. Just like we've been doing, we're coming back stronger and we're going to remember this next year.”
Well, Ohio State has caught wind of Winovich's comments and they posted the following response on their football Twitter account.
Check it out.
Was it just a mirage? 🧐 pic.twitter.com/BqnwmOPTdl
— Ohio State Football (@OhioStateFB) December 11, 2018
Sorry, Chase. I am a huge Michigan fan and though the game may be closer if it was played again, Ohio State would win any day of the week and twice on Sundays.