Michigan Football: Winners and Losers from the Week 8 Game vs. Michigan State

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Michigan Football: Winners and Losers from the Week 8 Game vs. Michigan State
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After the cheers subsided from Brendan Gibbons' game-winning field goal, there was a collective sigh of relief from Michigan coaches, players and fans, alike.

The 12-10 victory had just ended Michigan State's four-game winning streak over the Wolverines, something that's been a thorn in Michigan's side since 2007.

Whether it's been at the water cooler, the local grocery store or at a favorite saloon, Spartans followers have been reveling in their fortune for far too long.

Ever since athletic director Dave Brandon hired Brady Hoke, most Wolverine fans have hoped that it was just a matter of time before the Spartans' dominance would end.

Michigan finally regained the Paul Bunyan Trophy Saturday, thanks to the thrilling conclusion of a hard-fought Big Ten football game. For their efforts, the Wolverines (5-2, 3-0) are now atop the               Legends Division Standings, plus they're ranked No. 22 in this week's BCS Poll.  

The winners by far outnumbered the losers at the Big House. Let's check out a few of them.

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