‘You give everything you possibly have to win this game’

There are just two days remaining until The Game. Ohio State and Michigan will meet for the 118th time in their history come Saturday at 12 pm ET in what is the greatest rivalry in all of sports.

The Buckeyes and the Wolverines facing each other always means intensity and plenty to play for. This year, however, there’s some extra incentive. Both teams come into this game 11-0, which means the winner will head on to the Big Ten Championship Game the following weekend and keep dreams of a College Football Playoff run very much alive. The loser will have to wait 365 days to get revenge.

While many fans were finishing their Thanksgiving dinner on Thursday evening, the Scarlet and Gray released their game trailer for Saturday’s rivalry game. This week features memories from games past between these two teams and emphasizes the importance of Ohio State winning on Saturday.

The trailer is narrated by a number of former Buckeye players/coaches in Jim Tressel, Braxton Miller, Justin Fields, Brian Hartline, Chris Olave, JT Barrett, Denzel Ward, Ezekiel Elliott, Jordan Fuller, Parris Campbell and Zach Boren. All of these Scarlet and Gray names speak throughout the trailer, sending their message about The Game.

Tressel begins the trailer by saying “Welcome to the biggest stage in all of college football.”

The video then shifts to the weight room where the Ohio State players spend the offseason preparing for this game.

“You’re either recruited or you step on campus, we prepare for this team that we’re playing next week,” strength coach Mickey Marotti tells the team as highlights of the offseason workouts flash on the screen. “We prepare 365 days, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.”

The players begin talking, delivering their messages as highlights from various rivalry games from the past flash through.

After a number of highlights, the words “In this game, legends are made. History is rewritten. Moments creating chaos. Moments defining a season. Moments that uphold a tradition.”

As highlights from the Buckeyes’ practices this week show, head coach Ryan Day speaks to his team.

“It’s gonna be the most physical game you’ve ever played in your life,” he says. “If you come to Ohio State, you come to play in this game right here. That’s it. That’s really why you come here is to play in this one right here.”

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The trailer ends with players saying “This is much more than a rivalry. This is The Game.”

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