Patterson-led No. 6 Michigan Tops No. 24 Michigan State 21-7Michigan had plenty of reasons to be motivated to beat Michigan State, barely defeating its in-state rival over the last decade and losing to every ranked team on the road for a dozen years.
Spartans, Wolverines Showing Respect Before Big Matchup2007: After a win over the Spartans, Michigan's Mike Hart refers to Michigan State as a little brother. Dantonio responds by warning the Wolverines that "pride comes before the fall" — and the Spartans have won eight of 10 in the series since then.
Big Ten's Best: Ohio State's Haskins And Michigan's WinovichThe Big Ten's best teams so far, No. 2 Ohio State and No. 6 Michigan, have the best players on both sides of the ball at the midway point of the season.
Lewerke On The Spot Against Michigan's Tough DefenseThis season has had its ups and downs for Michigan State quarterback Brian Lewerke.
No. 6 Michigan Needs To Beat No. 24 Spartans To Keep RollingThe Wolverines (6-1, 4-0 Big Ten) have established themselves as a real factor in the Big Ten East after being picked fourth.
No. 24 Spartans Have 'Chip' Back With No. 6 Michigan LoomingAfter upsetting Penn State on the road last weekend, Michigan State feels it has a bit of its identity back.
No. 6 Michigan Up Against History At No. 24 Michigan StateNo. 6 Michigan is in great shape if the past truly does not matter when it plays No. 24 Michigan State this weekend.
AP College Football Poll: LSU Back To No. 5; Michigan To 6thNo. 6 Michigan has its best ranking of the season after blowing out Wisconsin , and Texas is up two spots to No. 7.
Lewerke Rallies Michigan State Over No. 8 Penn State, 21-17As the evening wore on against No. 8 Penn State, it was clear the Spartans were all-in.
Patterson-led No. 12 Michigan Routs No. 15 Wisconsin 38-13Shea Patterson had his best day running the ball and was pretty good at throwing it, too.
No. 12 Michigan, No. 15 Wisconsin Meet In Marquee MatchupNo. 15 Wisconsin (4-1, 2-0) is coming to play under the lights Saturday night at the Big House in what may prove to be a pivotal game in the conference's championship race.
Big Deal, Big House: Wisconsin Poses Tough Test For MichiganNo. 15 Wisconsin is coming to the Big House, and everyone is paying attention.