*Note, I strongly support anti-bullying campaigns. The headline is just in reference to Taylor Lewan's comments earlier in the week.
I was at the game, so this recap isn't going to be as thorough as normal.
But I'll add on to some stats I threw out earlier in the week. U-M now 3-11 against MSU teams that win at least eight games since MSU joined the Big Ten in 1953. If U-M wins eight this year, MSU will be 6-2 in the rivalry since 1953 when both win at least eight. MSU is now 13-15-1 against U-M in East Lansing since joining the Big Ten, 7-4 in the last 11. (Of course, this also shows MSU has had many a poor season). Mark Dantonio is 5-2 against U-M.
In a beatdown like that, there's not a whole lot more to add to the play on the field. Remember when I mentioned in June that MSU should bring back green pants? It looks like they were listening, and it looked great.
Looking back at my three keys for each team.
Michigan's point total vs. MSU since 2004: 45, 34, 31, 28, 21, 20, 17, 14, 12, 6. U-M won the first four, and MSU has won five of the last six. This is the first time ever MSU has won three straight against U-M at Spartan Stadium, and they get to go for four next year.
This was a bigger beatdown than the 2011 game, at least from a defensive standpoint. The late TD from Langford resulted in a final score that was indicative of the play on the field. Simply put, MSU looks like the U-M teams of 10-15 years ago that U-M is still trying to get back to, save for the QB.
Now, MSU can enjoy this win, because they have a bye week before playing at Nebraska. The Huskers defeated Northwestern on a hail mary on Saturday. Had that fallen incomplete, MSU would have had a two-game lead on the rest of the division. As it stands, MSU wants Michigan to defeat Nebraska next week, otherwise, the division is up for grabs when MSU travels to Lincoln. Of course, don't count out Minnesota either, I guess.
Paul's back in East Lansing.
(Via MSU football)