As Ohio State gears up for another high-stakes showdown against Michigan, the Buckeyes are taking a cue from their rival’s playbook in the merchandise department. The Wolverines, who are currently mired in a sign-stealing scandal that has sidelined coach Jim Harbaugh, have been spotted wearing “Michigan vs. All” gear. In response, the Buckeye NIL collective, The 1870 Society, is selling “Ohio Against the World” merchandise, setting the stage for a battle between two top teams vying for supremacy.
The “Ohio vs. the world” slogan dates back to before the Michigan investigation and has been a staple of Buckeye lore for years. Ohio State coach Ryan Day has previously stated that the team has always been against the world and will continue to do so. This move is seen as a natural progression for the team as they look to assert their dominance on the field.
Despite being technically underdogs for the upcoming game against Michigan and given 3.5 points by BetMGM as of Monday, Ohio State has embraced the underdog narrative with open arms. As the No. 2 ranked team in both CFP and coaches polls, this game could have serious playoff implications and both teams are determined to leave no stone unturned in their quest for victory.
This week is expected to be full of shenanigans between these two storied rivals, with each hoping to secure a spot in the Big Ten title game. With both teams playing at such a high level and with so much at stake, this matchup promises to be one of epic proportions that will go down in history as one of college football’s greatest battles ever played out on field.
Fans can expect an intense battle between these two teams as they strive to prove themselves as dominant forces in college football today!