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I’ve been saying this on Twitter for weeks. At 5-1, MSU football is exactly where everyone thought it would be. Coach Dantonio’s QB-selection process has been absolutely vindicated. — isportsDave (@isportsDave) October 13, 2013 Although it was not without drama and definitely caused panic and hysteria for some of the Spartan fan base, Dantonio handled this year’s quarterback controversy correctly. How can I say that so definitively? Thanks for asking… It was somewhat safe to assume before the season began that this is exactly where MSU would be at this point in the season, heading into its rivalry game with Michigan: Seven wins, one loss. With the only loss coming on the road to last year’s BCS runner up. In fact, I don’t know anyone who picked the Spartans to be 8-0 at this point in the season. I do, however, know plenty of folks who picked them to be 6-2. So, if the Spartans are at – or ahead – of where they were expected to be heading into November, why did anyone doubt Dantonio’...
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Who: No. 21 Michigan Wolverines (6-1, 2-1) vs. No. 22 Michigan State Spartans (7-1, 4-0)
What: Battle for the Paul Bunyan Trophy
When: Nov. 2, 3:30 p.m. (ABC)
Where: Spartan Stadium
Fun Fact: Saturday will mark the 106th meeting between Michigan and Michigan State. The Wolverines own a record of 68-32-5 over the Spartans.
Matchup to Watch For: Michigan State’s defensive line vs...
EAST LANSING — This Saturday, the Michigan State Spartans (7-1, 4-0) will look to take back the Paul Bunyan Trophy as they face the Michigan Wolverines (6-1, 2-1) at Spartan Stadium. Aside from the obvious in-state rivalry, this game is big for both schools because the winner will control their own destiny in the Big Ten Legends Division.
Below are the five players for Michigan...
East Lansing, Mich. -- There's only so much you're going to get out of either Michigan State or Michigan's coaches and players the week they play each other.
Michigan State coach Mark Dantonio has never been afraid to embrace the rivalry or acknowledge that the game means a little more than some others.
"I think in this state, I've said it many, many times...
Max Bullough isn't about to downplay Saturday's clash between No. 24 Michigan State and No. 23 Michigan.
In fact, wanting to beat the Wolverines is pretty much in his blood.
Bullough is a linebacker for Michigan State's top-ranked defense. His grandfather Hank played for the Spartans during the early 1950s, and his father Shane followed suit in the mid-80s. Two of Bullough...
The distinguished William v. Campbell Trophy is a unique honor only a handful of college football players are recognized for each year. Michigan State senior linebacker Max Bullough was named one of 16 finalists for the honor by the National Football Foundation on Thursday.
Michigan and Michigan State had a little extra time to antagonize each other this season.
Not that this matchup is ever lacking in anticipation, but when the 24th-ranked Spartans host the 23rd-ranked Wolverines on Saturday, it will be only their second November meeting in the last 10 years. Now, all the talk about sibling rivalry, messages in the sky and which team the officials...
On campus, away from the niceties and the pleasantries of the office, the dynamic of Rivalry Week is a little different. Folks have to get along with their co-workers after The Game is over – while that tempers the emotion in the real world, it’s not the case on campus.
Which team are you on? That seems to be the B1G question of the week.
On campus, this week is known as...