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Michigan Football: 10 Things We Learned from Wolverines' W Against Spartans
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Brendan Gibbons' 38-yard field goal beat Michigan State (pictured in Sugar Bowl win over Virginia Tech)

Brendan Gibbons will be the most popular man in Ann Arbor Saturday night after nailing a 38-yard, game-winning field goal that helped the Michigan Wolverines defeat the Michigan State Spartans, 12-10.

It was Michigan's first win over the Spartans since 2007, and it was Gibbons' second humongous kick since the Wolverines' Sugar Bowl win over Virginia Tech.

While some—mainly myself—anticipated a lopsided win in Michigan's favor, Saturday's game didn't disappoint those who crave defense and hard hits.

It was Big Ten football. Nothing more could really be said.

The Spartans kept the game close thanks to a fake punt run by punter Mike Sadler—the call was vintage Mark Dantonio, as the Spartans coach loves to get tricky in key situations. However, the Spartans had to settle for a Dan Conroy field goal, taking a 10-9 lead instead of rolling the dice and going for it on 4th-and-goal.

We learned the Spartans defense was as billed—relentless, tough and highly skilled. We also learned that Michigan can't score points unless Denard Robinson fuels the effort.

But we already knew that, right?

Let's take a look at other lessons from the Wolverines' win over the Spartans.

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