Saturday's second shocking home upset came in rain-soaked Ann Arbor, where the Wolverines' vulnerability as a true Big Ten contender was exposed as Michigan State stunned the home crowd with a hard-fought, 14-10 win.
On Saturday, a group made up of about 20 players on the University of michigan's football squad stood in a circle, with their heads and arms interlocked during the playing of "The Star-Spangled Banner" ahead of their rvalry match against Michigan State. The Nittany Lions defeated Wisconsin in the Big Ten Championship Game and played USC in the Rose Bowl.
Needing a touchdown, MI got one final chance. MI turned the ball over five times including three interceptions thrown by John O'Korn.
Harbaugh will give John O'Korn a second straight start against the Hoosiers. Ty Isaac and Sean McKeon fumbled. According to a somewhat random line coming out of ABC's pregame broadcast, it was reported that Michigan Wolverines quarterback Wilton Speight is likely out for the season after suffering three broken vertebrae. The Wolverines lead the series 13-7 all-time and have won the last three meetings.
Bachie forced a Ty Isaac fumble and Frey recovered at the MI 46. He threw a 16-yard pass to Madre London to put the Spartans up 14-3 midway through the second quarter. Ty Issac is leading the offense with 356 yards rushing and a touchdown. Michigan State converted the good field position into its first points of the game.
"College GameDay" first visited Harrisonburg two years ago and led into Richmond beating JMU 59-49. The defense will have it's work cut out for them in that game. It doesn't matter what the Wolverines do the remainder of this season, the trash talk around the water cooler heard from MSU fans toward Michigan's faithful is going to be insufferable. The difference is MI doesn't know who they are on offense, and in Year 3 under Jim Harbaugh that's a problem that needs to be fixed soon. MI still can't run the ball when it matters - they averaged 2.6 yards per carry. And once again, he led the team in rushing with 61 yards on 15 totes with a score. Up next is a game at Minnesota followed by a visit from IN and trip to Northwestern before the Penn State-Ohio State 1-2 punch. He was asked about that record against rivals, and chose not to address it.
There wasn't a rogue family member rushing the field in Austin, but it was certainly a Texas-sized family affair for the Longhorns with their 40-34, double-overtime win over Kansas State featuring their own "Bush Push" victor starring Chris Warren III and ever-improving starting quarterback Sam Ehlinger.
"I don't know", he said in a frustrated tone. "We definitely played it beforehand". "We definitely don't like that comment". Washington State is No. 8 and Auburn moved up to 10 after Oklahoma and MI lost. In the loss to Michigan State, the Wolverines committed 5 turnovers.
"We're a young team and a lot of guys had never played in this game before or had not had many snaps in this game".
"It was different", O'Korn said.
Florida State is one of the biggest disappointments in the country to this point, but the rest of the Sunshine State has been pretty impressive.
New kids on the block: No. 22 Michigan State, No. 24 Navy, No. 25 Stanford. He was on the sideline in uniform, but didn't have his helmet on. Michigan's defense held Lewerke & Co.to 66 total yards in the second half but couldn't carry quite enough water to salvage a victory.