As Ohio State prepares for its next high-stakes showdown against Michigan, the Buckeyes have taken a cue from their rivals in the merchandise department. The Wolverines, currently embroiled in a sign-stealing scandal that has sidelined coach Jim Harbaugh, have been spotted wearing “Michigan vs. Everybody” apparel. In response, the Buckeye NIL collective, The 1870 Society, has launched “Ohio Against the World” merchandise, setting the stage for a thrilling game between two top-five teams vying to prove themselves to the nation.
The mantra “Ohio against the world” has been part of Buckeye lore for decades, with coach Ryan Day previously stating that it will always be Ohio against the world. This game represents a natural progression for the team as they look to cement their place atop the Big Ten and beyond.
Despite being technically underdogs in their upcoming clash with Michigan, with BetMGM giving them 3.5 points as of Monday, Ohio State is embracing the underdog narrative. Their No. 2 rankings in both the CFP and Coaches Polls suggest that this game could have serious playoff implications for both teams.
This week is expected to be filled with trash talk between the two sides, as each team strives to secure a spot in the Big Ten title game and cement their place among college football’s elite.