Michigan and Ohio State are not the same teams today that we were laughing at and crying over early in the season.
Michigan lost to three suspect teams and beat one very good Penn St. team on a fluke success in the last seconds or second. Michigan successes have came mainly against teams with four or more losses.
Ohio St on the other hand played several teams, 6-7 teams that were in and out of the top 25 all season, a tougher schedule than USC or Texas had and lost by 3pts to the number two team and by 7 points to another very solid number 6 team, both losses could have been victories with the exception of one or two plays or a coach and quarterback at that time
that was unclear on who's at first, what's on third etc. and clearly defeated all the rest while improving weekly on offense, defense and special teams.
Ohio State should win by a higher score than we initially think as long as Smith does not pass or fumble the ball to Michigan too much.