Michigan Offers Support for Rival Ohio State After Attack

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio State’s dramatic victory over Michigan last weekend was the latest edition of one of the fiercest rivalries in college sports. But the Wolverines put aside any bitter feelings to show support after an attack that left 11 hurt on the Buckeyes’ campus.

Michigan’s official athletics account on Twitter posted the message , “Stay safe, Buckeyes” Monday morning. After Ohio State athletic director Gene Smith tweeted his thanks to the school, Michigan responded: “This is much bigger than a rivalry. #BuckeyeStrong.”

Michigan cornerback Jourdan Lewis was one of several Wolverines who tweeted their support, writing , “Sorry, I wouldn’t wish it on my worst enemy. I pray no one is harmed!”

Ohio State beat Michigan 31-27 in double overtime at Ohio Stadium on Saturday in what ESPN says was the most-watched college football game this season.

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