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Tom Brady stats against the Buckeyes

Tom Brady vs. Ohio State record: What were Michigan QB's stats like against the Buckeyes?

Tom Brady played for the Michigan Wolverines for five seasons. But on how many occasions did Ohio State come out victorious against the renowned quarterback during that era?

Over the years, many outstanding players have competed in the yearly Ohio State vs. Michigan contest. It's reasonable to assume that none of them achieved the same level of success in the league as Tom Brady.

OK, Tom Brady, go Michigan in Ohio.

While Brady only started two matches against Ohio State, he recorded a 4-1 record while a part of the Wolverines and a 1-1 record as a starter. He won the lone game in 1999 as a senior.

Tom Brady set the school record for the most passing yards in one game as a junior at Michigan. It happened in an away game against bitter rival Ohio State. Brady completed 31 of 56 passes for 375 yards, which put him sixth all-time in the annals of the school.

The quarterback and the Wolverines were 8-2 overall when they played in "The Game" in 1998. Beyond completing 31 of 56 passes for 375 yards, Brady added one touchdown and two interceptions. However, the Wolverines fell short, 31-16.

1999 Ohio State at Michigan game-winning touchdown drive

In Brady's last home game, the Wolverines got revenge. In a 24-17 victory over OSU, the quarterback completed 17 of his 27 throws for 150 yards and two touchdowns. He also threw the game-winner with a little over five minutes left.

After winning, the Wolverines traveled to the Orange Bowl, where they defeated Alabama 35-34 in overtime. Conversely, Ohio State concluded the regular season with a 6-6 record and missed the bowl.

What was Tom Brady's overall record in college?

The Wolverines finished 40-9 over Tom Brady's years at Michigan, along with a 20-5 mark when Brady started as a junior and senior. 1998 and 1999 saw Michigan post 10-3 and 10-2 records.

Throwback to this day 26 years ago...

Michigan (-17.5) routs UCLA at the Big House. Redshirt freshman Tom Brady throws a garbage time pick-6 on his first career college pass attempt

Wonder what ever happened to that kid

In his last game against Alabama in the Orange Bowl, Brady threw for 369 yards. He completed 34 of 46 passes, which places him ninth in tournament history now and third in institution history at the time.

The significance of "The Game"

The Wolverines of the University of Michigan and the Buckeyes of Ohio State University compete in a yearly football game called "The Game."

In NCAA Division I football, Ohio State and Michigan are the two most dominant sides. The match was named the greatest North American sporting rivalry ever by ESPN in 2000.

Edited by
Nicolaas Ackermann
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