Originally written on Fox Sports Detroit  |  Last updated 11/16/14
Michigan vs. Michigan State is always a season-defining game, and that is even more true this season. For the Wolverines, Saturday is almost a must win. Not only do they need the victory to end Michigan State's winning streak, it would be a crucial step toward the Legends Division title. It would also mark an important box off Brady Hoke's check list at Michigan. For Michigan State, a win could help right a listing season, and would give them an unprecedented five-year run of bragging rights in the Great Lakes State. It would also give them a last chance at getting another trip to Indianapolis and the Big Ten championship game. On paper, here's how the teams match up: MICHIGAN OFFENSE vs. MICHIGAN STATE DEFENSE This category, as it does every week, comes down to how well a given defense can stop Denard Robinson. Alabama and Notre Dame were able to do it by turning Robinson into a pocket passer and taking advantage of the inevitable mistakes. However, those were two of the best ...
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