If you are a fan of either team in this rivalry you understand that the scene at Spartan Stadium was surreal. Usually it is the Spartans that struggle to score points, turn the ball over and lose their composer.
Not this time.
Not Mark Dantonio’s Spartans.
This time it was the Wolverines that seemed ill prepared for the pressure of the game and the magnitude of the consequences.
For fifth time in 6 years The Michigan State Spartans won the game and in blow-out fashion by a score of 29-6.
The Spartans held the potent Michigan Wolverine offense to just 168 total yards two field goals. The Spartans defensive line was in the Michigan back field all day often rushing 5 or 6 men regularly. That strategy resulted in 7 sacks and kept the Wolverines from finding any momentum on offense.
The Spartan offense was slow to start and had only 6 points until the end of the first-half until Connor Cook threw a touchdown pass to Bernie Fowler.
The touchdown by Fowler was the first of 23 unanswered points by the Spartans who handed Michigan their second loss in the Big Ten in affect eliminating them from contention for the Conference title.
|FG||10:38||Matt Wile 49 YdWatch Highlight||3||0|
|FG||09:10||Michael Geiger 40 YdWatch Highlight||3||3|
|FG||11:19||Michael Geiger 44 YdWatch Highlight||3||6|
|FG||03:22||Brendan Gibbons 39 YdWatch Highlight||6||6|
|TD||00:23||Bennie Fowler 14 Yd Pass From Connor Cook (Michael Geiger Kick)Watch Highlight||6||13|
|FG||09:54||Michael Geiger 35 YdWatch Highlight||6||16|
|TD||10:31||Connor Cook 1 Yd Run (Pat Blocked)Watch Highlight||6||22|
|TD||02:43||Jeremy Langford 40 Yd Run (Michael Geiger Kick)Watch Highlight||6||29|