Michigan-Ohio State is one of the biggest rivalries in all of sports, never mind college football. So, it’s no surprise that some fans go to great lengths to show up their hated rivals.
As the two schools gear up for their showdown at the Big House on Saturday, it appears the game of showmanship has already begun. One Ohio State fan apparently hacked into the Michigan Football Instagram account on Monday night and gave it a more pro-Buckeye theme, even if only for a few hours.
The anonymous fan changed the account’s primary photo from a maize and blue Michigan football logo to a picture of Ohio State’s mascot, Brutus the Buckeye. The account’s information was also changed to include “OH-IO” and “#GoBucks” on the main page. The most egregious adjustment of all, though, was a photo posted to the page that featured Brutus beating an almost pinata-looking wolverine with a bat — likely from one of Ohio State’s many victories over Michigan in recent years.
Ohio State (11-0) is ranked No. 3 in the country heading into its game with Michigan (7-4) this weekend. The Buckeyes are hoping to clinch a spot in the national title game, while Michigan will be looking to play spoiler against their hated rivals. If recent history is any indication, though, the Buckeyes should leave Ann Arbor, Mich., with a win, as they’ve won eight of the last nine meetings with the Wolverines, including three of the last four at the Big House.
Check out a photo of the Ohio State hacker’s work in the photo below.