However, the Wolverines won the most recent contest 32-23. It is the first time they have been there in the playoff era. While the senior flashed at times, he still hovered around the 50 percent mark passing and the pair of late interceptions he threw were downright backbreaking after the team was threatening to come back.
MI got the ball to start the game and marched down the field in just under seven minutes, opening the scoring on a 30-yard field goal from Quinn Nordin.
Said Dantonio in advance of Saturday's clash with MI, "I think coaches know which games are important". "We were trying to run the ball". It doesn't matter what the Wolverines do the remainder of this season, the trash talk around the water cooler heard from MSU fans toward Michigan's faithful is going to be insufferable.
Michigan State scored all of its points in the first half, as Brian Lewerke ran for a touchdown and passed for one.
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"We tell our guys there's gonna be penalties", Frey said. Karan Higdon gained 65 yards on 12 carries for the Wolverines (4-1, 1-1).
And yes, I'm also aware that Michigan State beat Michigan.
MSU running back Gerald Holmes left the game after an apparent ankle injury early in the second quarter. At Oregon State, Minnesota had a fourth-quarter drive that was 15 plays (all rushes), covered 77 yards and lasted a whopping 9:24.
Michigan State kept its top running back, Scott, out of the game.
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"Can't say enough about our defense", Dantonio said.
ROLLING OUT: Michigan prides itself on playing man-to-man defense. As Michigan's coach two years ago, he watched from the sideline as his team botched a punt that would've sealed a win against Michigan State and a potential win turned into an improbable loss as time expired. It did force Jake Hartbarger to punt with his earhole in the MI student section. This makes the under an even better play in tonight's game.
Penn State moved up to No. 3 in The Associated Press college football poll, and Washington State and Auburn jumped into the top 10 for the first time this season after six ranked teams lost this past weekend.
Khalid Hill's 1-yard scoring run with 8:09 left in the third pulled MI within 14-10. According to a somewhat random line coming out of ABC's pregame broadcast, it was reported that Michigan Wolverines quarterback Wilton Speight is likely out for the season after suffering three broken vertebrae. Michigan's defense will need to provide plenty of help, and it can.
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