The #11 Oklahoma Sooners came out firing winning 6 of the first 7 matches and defeated #4 Michigan 23-12. Upsets at 125 & 149 combined with an untimely injury default at 157 allowed Oklahoma to take 6 of the 10 weights.
At 125, unranked Ryan Millhof shocked #6 Youtsey when a duck under caught the returning All-American off guard for a quick (correct call though) flash takedown. Youtsey was unable to finish a couple late takedowns.
Cody Brewer (Oklahoma) won the feature match of the day when he continued his hammer ways with a 17-2 tech of #6 Rossi Bruno. George Fisher (Michigan) was able to hang on late after losing a couple odd scrambles to get the home team on the board.
At 149, true freshman #20 Davion Jeffries stole a huge match for the Sooners. The Broken Arrow (Oklahoma) product fell behind early, but in the last minute stepped over #11 Alec Pantaleo in a scramble to take the lead and then stayed on top to ride out for the upset.
The hits kept coming for Michigan. #3 Brian Murphy was in firm control after the first period, but when he chose down he tweaked his knee on a standup forcing him in to an injury default. The six points all but assured Oklahoma would head back south from snowy Ann Arbor with a victory.
At 165 & 174, Clark Glass & Matt Reed won their ranked matchups respectively with a couple back and forth matches. Glass gave up the first takedown to Sutton but rode him the whole second period. The riding time point ended up the difference 3-2. Mahomes had closed to gap to 10-6 with a late second period takedown. Mahomes chose down in the 3rd to hopefully get an escape point to continue the comeback but instead fell victim to a 4-point tilt.
Michigan won the last three matches, in which they were all heavily favored. It was too little too late for the home Wolverines though.
"Oklahoma came in here and out hustled us. They came in here on a mission and were more ready to wrestle than us......We allowed them to set the pace" Michigan Coach Joe McFarland said afterwards. "We got to change some things, and hopefully we become a better team because of this."
It's hard to swallow a loss like this for Michigan fans, but it's not even Thanksgiving yet. Michigan & Oklahoma will both travel to Vegas for the Cliff Keen Invitational.
125: Ryan Millhof (OU) dec. No. 6 Conor Youtsey (U-M), 3-2 OU, 3-0
133: No. 1 Cody Brewer (OU) tech fall No. 6 Rossi Bruno (U-M), 18-2 (6:54) OU, 8-0
141: George Fisher (U-M) dec. Noah Teaney (OU), 7-5 OU, 8-3
149: No. 20 Davion Jeffries (OU) dec. No. 11 Alec Pantaleo (U-M), 4-3 OU, 11-3
157: Shayne Tucker (OU) injury default No. 3 Brian Murphy (U-M) OU, 17-3
165: No. 8 Clark Glass (OU) dec. No. 17 Garrett Sutton (U-M), 3-2 OU, 20-3
174: No. 14 Matt Reed (OU) dec. No. 19 Davonte Mahomes (U-M), 14-7 OU, 23-3
184: No. 13 Domenic Abounader (U-M) dec. Joel Dixon (OU), 8-1 OU, 23-6
197: No. 5 Max Huntley (U-M) dec. Brad Johnson (OU), 8-6 OU, 23-9
285: No. 3 Adam Coon (U-M) dec. No. 8 Ross Larson (OU), 4-1 OU, 23-12