Michigan's back; OSU hopes its not down for long

By Larry Lage

Associated Press

Published: Sunday, Nov. 27 2011 12:00 a.m. MST

Michigan quarterback Denard Robinson (16) is surrounded by fans after their 40-34 in an NCAA college football game against Ohio State in Ann Arbor, Mich., Saturday, Nov. 26, 2011.

Carlos Osorio, Associated Press

ANN ARBOR, Mich. — Michigan's back.

The Wolverines closed the regular season with a 40-34 win Saturday over Ohio State that snapped a school-record, seven-game losing streak against the Buckeyes.

College football's winningest team has won 10 games for the first time since 2006 and may play in a BCS bowl for the first time since that same season.

Michigan stayed at No. 17 in The Associated Press college football poll Sunday.

The Buckeyes ended the regular season with a .500 record for the first time since 1999.

Ohio State has said it won't pass up the chance to go to a bowl game — if the NCAA allows them to play in the postseason.

Former Florida coach Urban Meyer is widely expected to take over the storied program.

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