Michigan Wolverines Won't Get Caught Looking Ahead

The WolverineCorrespondent IOctober 2, 2009

ANN ARBOR, MI - SEPTEMBER 19:  Quarterback Tate Forcier #5 of the Michigan Wolverines throws a pass against the Eastern Michigan Eagles at Michigan Stadium on September 19, 2009 in Ann Arbor, Michigan.   Michigan won 45-17.  (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

It may be easy for the Wolverines to look ahead to their showdown at Iowa the following week. But don't be fooled. They're not. Not after last year's beating in the Big House at the hands of Michigan State. These Wolverines want that Paul Bunyan trophy back and want it badly.

Rece Davis of ESPN agrees: "Michigan won't peek ahead to its trip to Iowa on Oct. 10. Not when the Wolverines are spending the weekend on the banks of the old Red Cedar River complete with a chance to unite Spartans fans all over the state for a common cause: the start of basketball season. If Michigan State loses to Michigan, the Spartans' football season might not be over, but it will be all but impossible to keep it from being a profound disappointment. The rivalry should keep Rich Rod's team focused."