The Ohio State Buckeyes needed two overtimes in order to vanquish their arch rivals on Saturday afternoon, as Urban Meyer and company came from behind to knock of Michigan, 30-27. Throughout the game, Ohio State was on the ropes, needing to make big play after big play to stay within striking distance, before ultimately putting the game away on a Curtis Samuel 15-yard scamper.
Following the play, the ESPN/ABC broadcast panned to Meyer for his reaction to the proceedings and, well, it was generally perfect and indicative of how every viewer felt.
The game between Ohio State and Michigan was widely considered to be an epic, despite the fact that it was not the most aesthetically pleasing football game ever played. In fact, controversy reigned over the festivities, as the Buckeyes were awarded a questionable first down on the game’s penultimate play, inciting a massive reaction from both the Michigan faithful and Jim Harbaugh himself.
Still, this was a wild and ultimately important victory for Urban Meyer, and his reaction told that story perfectly. Ohio State now awaits its fate when it comes to both the Big Ten and College Football Playoff picture, but the Buckeyes are alive and well for the national title chase and Meyer appears to be thankful and relieved.