Originally posted on Maize & Blue Nation  |  Last updated 10/20/12
• The crowd filtered in a little late, probably due to the long lines to get into the sections. The student section, once again failed to fill in completely at all. But noise-wise, easily one of the loudest crowds I've heard here. • The all-important rushing stat, UM 60 MSU 25. The winner in this series has led in rushing 39 of the last 42 games. • Michigan's defense took control of the first MSU drive getting a 3 and out. The crowd clearly had an impact forcing a false start on 3rd down to back up the Spartans. • Michigan's first offensive possession was halted by a personal foul penalty (late hit) on 1st down by Taylor Lewan. That backed Michigan up and forced a 3 and out. • Denard had a rough start to the game on the ground going for 0 yards on his first 5 carries. It's clear that Michigan State's gameplan is to shut him down at all costs. Michigan moved the ball decently on their 2nd drive, but it stalled on a 3rd and long pass to Devin that was short of the first down.
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