We now sit a short 25 hours away from kick-off, the Spartans and the Wolverines meet in East Lansing at noon tomorrow.
The past two victories by MSU in this rivalry have been characterized by “Whoa he has trouble with the snap” and a severe rainstorm that some U of M fans still believe is the reason MSU won last year.
Rain or shine, shootout or tightly contested battle, Mark Dantonio has found a way to have a tremendous amount of success against the Michigan Wolverines in his career.
Tomorrow should be no different in order for MSU to get the victory against the number six team in the country at Spartan Stadium.
Michigan comes off of a 38-13 victory against Wisconsin at home and is currently riding a six game winning streak with Shea Patterson finally being the quarterback that has meshed in Jim Harbaugh’s system.
ESPN ranks the Wolverines as the number one “one loss” team in college football right now and they currently sit at a seven-point favorite. The Spartans were a fourteen-point underdog heading into Penn State last week and still found a way to claw out a 21-17 victory.
The importance of Dantonio getting his ninth win in the past eleven years cannot be stated enough, keeping Paul Bunyan in East Lansing is something that he has done a tremendous job at.
It’s going to take excellent play calling from the offensive side, a tremendous showing from the defense and another big game from Brian Lewerke to Felton Davis. But, the Spartans find themselves in great position to pull off the upset in East Lansing.
MSU has already altered the B1G championship game picture by punching Penn State’s ticket and knocking them out of contention. A win tomorrow against Michigan would severely alter the picture again and keep their hopes alive to be in Indianapolis on December 1st.
The talks from the media this week have MSU covering the spread, but Michigan winning. People are expecting a contested battle that is going to be won by inches, a type of game that Dantonio always finds a way to win in.
Since the famous “Little Brother” comment in 2007, the rivalry has been lopsided towards the Green and White. With the media writing off MSU this week, don’t be surprised if Michigan State finds a way to pull off some fourth quarter heroics and wins the game.