Ohio State entered the November 26, 2016 game against Michigan with a 10-1 record and hopes of making it back to the College Football Playoff. Michigan entered The Game as the third ranked team in the land, while Ohio State was one spot ahead of them at two. This game lived up to the hype, needing two overtimes and some controversy to decide it.Michigan players thought they won the game when J.T. Barrett was hit right at the marker on a 4th and 1 after deciding to keep the ball himself on the read option. After replay upheld the first down call on the field, Curtis Samuel took the hand-off on the very next play, cut back and galloped into the end zone for the thrilling 30-27 win.
These Gold Pants were awarded to a former Wide Receiver after Urban Meyer's fifth straight win over Michigan. The recipient's initials have been blurred digitally to protect his identity.