Big Ten Game Of The Week: Sparty Prevails 34-31!

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Big Ten Game Of The Week:  Sparty Prevails 34-31!
Michigan State 34 - Michigan 31!

 

 Look For Michigan State to Upset Michigan:  34-31!

 

Michigan RB Mike Hart set the tone for Saturday’s contest several years ago when he referred to Sparty as his little brother—staking the youngster to an early lead only to come from behind and thwart him with ease—rubbing it in all the while.

Michigan State coach Mark Dantonio calmly stated “Pride will be their downfall in the end.”

Oh how things have gone sour for Michigan football since that Autumn afternoon a few years back.

The youngster Sparty has been on the move in this series, winning the last two ball games with ironic late game heroics.  Michigan has struggled to recapture its identity as the first two years under Rich Rodriguez were colossal failures compared to the glory days of Michigan Football.

But that was then…this is now and the now includes a resurgence as coach Rodriguez finally has the quarterback in place to create the spark that makes the spread offense go.

And boy has Denard Robinson flourished, already amassing over 1,000 yards passing and nearly as much rushing.

But the game of football is the ultimate team game and if the Spartans gang up on Robinson by packing eight in the box, do the Wolverines have an additional player who will step up and carry Robinson's load?

11-on-one is not an option for Michigan in Saturday's Big-Ten tilt with in-state rival Michigan State.

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