The Spartans have been beaten. Now Michigan can get serious.
Beating Michigan State 12-10 was a huge step forward for the Wolverines, but not just because it ended a record-tying four-year losing streak. The win also put Michigan on top of the Legends Division as they go for their first berth in the Big Ten Championship Game (televised by FOX).
"It's a great rivalry game, and it was important to win it for several reasons," Brady Hoke said Monday. "One of those reasons is that you win championships in October and November. That's why we have to take a 'Who's next?' mentality. Every game is really a championship game in the Big Ten season."
Hoke's players echoed the sentiment less than 48 hours after beating Michigan State.
"It was a great feeling, we celebrated as a team for 12 hours and now we are moving on to Nebraska," said defensive lineman Will Campbell. "It was a team win and now we move on to another championship weekend."
Michigan certainly can't afford to take a mental...