This Saturday afternoon, at 3:30 p.m. ET, the Michigan Wolverines play their hated in-state rival: the Michigan State Spartans. Michigan comes into this game as a heavy underdog. The spread is 17 points in the Spartans’ favor. Michigan is such a large underdog due to the poor season they have had so far (3-4, 1-2 B1G) and Michigan State being 6-1 and ranked No. 8 in the nation.
Last season, Michigan found itself in a close first half until the Spartans ran away with the game at an embarrassing final score of 29-6. Michigan quarterback Devin Gardner took a major beating throughout last year’s matchup and all Michigan fans hope to see a much better game this year. The Spartans’ defensive line was simply too much for the young and inexperienced Wolverines’ offensive line with Michigan State’s two stud defensive ends, Shilique Calhoun and Marcus Rush.
If Brady Hoke and his Wolverines can pull off a win in East Lansing today, it would go down as one of the biggest upsets in Michigan football history. A win would greatly improve Hoke’s chances of keeping his job as head coach of the University of Michigan. Even if it comes down to the wire like we have previously seen in this rivalry before, Michigan fans can at least have bragging rights for the next 365 days.