This game is a crossroads of sorts for both teams.
Michigan State is on the rise after finding consistent offensive play to go with an NCAA leading defense.
After rotating quarterbacks for the first four game so the season , Mark Dantonio has settled on Connor Cook who proved the coach right by steadily improving game after game.
With the establishment of a consistent passing attack, the Spartans running game has flourished in a conservative balanced offensive game plan. The end result is the Spartans are ranked #24 in the AP Top 25 for the first time this season.
On the other side of the field Michigan is sliding in the polls. They did sneak back into the AP Top 25 with a #23 ranking after a bye week. but that was only after completely dropping off the poll after a brutal 4 overtime upset loss at the hands of Penn State. As strong as the Spartans are on defense, the Wolverines are on offense. Quarterback Devin Gardner has the ability to lead his team to gaudy 40+ point performances that usually result in wins, if he doesn’t turn the ball over.
In fact this game will be decided each teams ability to take care of the football. Fans should expect a low scoring affair with a classic last second finish worthy of the rivalry.
Michigan Wolverines V Michigan State Spartans Game Information
Where: East Lansing, Michigan
Start Time: 3:30 pm
- 950 WWJ for Michigan Wolverines broadcast
- 760 WJR for Michigan State Broadcast