Anytime a team is beaten by 23 points there is plenty of room for improvement, and in the case of the No. 4 Michigan Wolverines, there are five areas they will need to shore up in order to win their rematch against the No. 10 Michigan State Spartans.
The Wolverines were dominated from start to finish in the first clash with the Spartans in East Lansing. Michigan State forced 16 turnovers and never allowed Michigan to get into rhythm, which led to the Maize and Blue shooting 39.6 percent from the field.
Michigan will enter its second meeting with the Spartans much more rested than the first time around and will not be coming off of facing four ranked opponents in the span of two weeks.
The Maize and Blue will need to put a shocking upset loss at the hands of the Penn State Nittany Lions behind them if it hopes to knock off Michigan State. Another loss will eliminate any remaining Big Ten title hopes the Wolverines have.
What does Michigan need to do to avoid being swept by Michigan State for the first time since 2010? Click ahead to find out!