Michigan Football: Winners and Losers from Week 8 Game Against Michigan State

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Michigan Football: Winners and Losers from Week 8 Game Against Michigan State
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Drew Dileo was in-tune Saturday against the Spartans.

Not five straight.

Oh, never that.

The Michigan Wolverines, after four Paul Bunyan-less years, finally reclaimed the title of best college football team in the state with a 12-10 victory Saturday over the Michigan State Spartans—the same Spartans who hadn't lost to Michigan since 2007.

Not one player on Michigan's roster knew what it was like to topple the Spartans, even star Wolverines quarterback Denard Robinson.

"Shoelace" was 0-of-2 entering Saturday's dash; he needed a win to complement a magnificent body of work. Beating the Spartans must have been a great feeling for him, especially after enduring harsh criticism following two prior losses.

Wolverines junior Drew Dileo had a breakout performance, with 92 yards coming from four receptions; his biggest catch, though, was a 35-yarder that set up a later field goal.

Dileo went from utility man to instant campus hero because of his role in the win.

Andrew Maxwell played well enough to guide the Spartans to a fifth consecutive upper hand; he was deliberate during most of his shots down the field and spread the ball around to a receiving corps that was advertised as iffy and fragile but played well above that level—a level it's capable of reaching each week but just doesn't.

Plenty of winners from Saturday's Michigan-Michigan State, including Wolverines coach Brady Hoke and Spartans receiver Aaron Burbridge.

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