Michigan then lined up for a field goal, but the play was a fake. The pendulum shifted back to the Wolverines under Bo Schembechler and his successors, as Michigan won 30 of 38 contests from 1970 to 2007. The winner of each year's game receives the Paul Bunyan – Governor of Michigan Trophy, a four-foot wooden statute of a lumberjack that was first presented in 1953 to commemorate Michigan State's beginning football competition as a member of the Big Ten Conference. This was the first meeting of coaches Mark Dantonio and Harbaugh. 1948 Michiganensian, Michigan State game summary, p. 92.
The teams first played in 1898 and have met 112 times. Late in the 4th quarter, with the Wolverines leading 23–21, Michigan State drove into field goal range, but a sack pushed them outside the 40. The Ingham County Health Department is strongly recommending all students in the county quarantine in their homes and ordered a mandatory quarantine for several large rental homes. Michigan's defense was able to force an MSU punt and once again, Edwards demonstrated late game heroics with an iconic 21-yard touchdown catch to knot the score at 27–27. The teams traded field goals and touchdowns in the first two overtime periods, respectively. It's just starting.".[39]. And the 1953 team was ranked No. [35] As a result of the game, the Big Ten changed its timekeeping policy for the 2002 season, requiring that time be kept on the field by a neutral official.[36].

On October 7, 2017, Michigan and Michigan State met for the first night in series history. In 1969, Bo Schembechler made his debut as Michigan's head coach. 2 and defeated Michigan, 25–0.

Check the boxes for topics that you find the most interesting. [8] Michigan was held on downs only once in the game, as right halfback Albert Herrnstein returned a kickoff the length of the field and scored seven touchdowns in all. The #12 Wolverines, led by first-year coach Jim Harbaugh, entered the game 5–1. The teams first played in 1898 and have met 112 times. Michigan recovered the ensuing onside kick and went down the field to make it a 27–20 MSU lead after a 36-yard touchdown reception by Braylon Edwards. The numeric mismatch on the line allowed easy penetration while the Wolverine long-snapper quick-snapped a low ball bobbled by the punter. They got excited. The Wolverines intercepted six Spartan passes, five off Spartan quarterback Todd Schultz. Smith passed for 248 yards, including five completions to flanker Kirk Gibson for 82 yards. With 17 seconds remaining, Michigan State quarterback Jeff Smoker attempted to scramble for a touchdown but was stopped at the one-yard line. Michigan halfback Tom Harmon scored all 21 points for Michigan, running for three touchdowns and kicking the extra points as well.

7 in the AP Poll and 4–0 on the season. "I was just laughing,” Hart said of Michigan State taking the lead. Head Men’s Basketball Coach Tom Izzo and President Samuel L. Stanley Jr., M.D., encourage everyone to go on defense. Another touchdown reception by Edwards and a successful two-point conversion put Michigan ahead, 45–37. It was also the Spartans' first victory over the Wolverines since 1915 and only the third in 29 games. Researchers are studying the molecular, cellular and circuit-level mechanisms underlying depression-like diseases. Michigan was forced punt the ball away with four minutes left, but the Michigan defense forced a three-and-out and they got the ball back at their own 39 with 2:11 left. 1 in the country. Led by halfback Don Highsmith (134 rushing yards and two touchdowns on a Big Ten record 30 carries) and quarterback Bill Triplett (143 rushing yards and a touchdown on 18 carries), the Spartans beat Michigan and outgained the Wolverines on the ground by a total of 348 yards to 176.
The win was the Spartans' eighth in 10 games against Michigan. Health and safety precautions help slow the spread. Michigan State dominated the game statistically with 182 yards from scrimmage to 72 for Michigan, and with 15 first downs to three for Michigan. The teams began alternating home fields in 1958. [22] Bachman's Spartans continued to dominate with a 25–6 victory in 1935, a 21–7 victory in 1936, and a 19–14 victory in 1937. So they can print that crap all they want all over their locker room.