The call disparity is just too large and it has happened enough times. There is lots of evidence that recruits are paid to choose some universities, should we be surprised that referees are also paid off?
What is concerning is that the Big 10 seems complicit in these occurrences. As bad as our calls were yesterday, the 2014 Penn State game had an even worse call- OSU was credited with an interception that clearly bounced before OSU caught the ball. This one call gave OSU that game. Penn State complained but the Big 10 did nothing.
So now, what do we do? Unless somehow things change The team we love is going to be repeatedly hosed on calls in most Big 10 games. I don't think it is likely possible to trace the money being paid to the officials. However, I think a statistical analysis will show that there is a consistent anamoly in OSU's favor. Just this game shows it - OSU had 6! yards of penalties versus an average for OSU of 52 yards of penalties a game. I'm guessing that the refs didn't want the disparity to be so large but Michigan outplayed OSU by enough that the refs were forced to be even more one sided than usual. My hope is that the disparity is so obvious that changes will have to be made.
I also hope that Harbaugh is angry enough to force the Big 10 to fix this. The Big 10 leadership seems to be involved as this has been happening at least as long as Meyer has been at OSU without the Big 10 addressing it. You don't give Michigan 2 away games at Michigan State in a row without an intent to hurt Michigan. Similarly, the initial divisions within the Big 10 put Michigan at a disadvantage- this was changed only because the Big 10 wanted to add two bad teams (Maryland and Rutgers) to make more money.
I'm not sure I want to watch football if I know my team is going to be at a disadvantage in every critical game. I don't buy lottery tickets or gamble in Vegas because I know that the odds are not in my favor- I'm saddened to realize that Michigan is also playing against the house in trying to win the Big 10.