The Michigan State Spartans sent a message on Saturday afternoon at home that they’re ready to take control of the Legends Division in the Big Ten and head off for a potential date with the Ohio State Buckeyes for the conference title by dismantling rival Michigan, 29-6.
Clearly, the story out of this one isn’t so much what one team did do, it’s about what one of them didn’t do and that’s the fact that the Wolverines didn’t bring any sort of rushing game with them to Spartan Stadium whatsoever.
In one of the worst overall on-the-ground performances that you will ever see, Michigan was held to -48 yards rushing and QB Devin Gardner was sacked seven times, helping attribute to those numbers. The lights out Michigan State defense had probably their best performance of the season by far at the best possible time.
With the dominant victory, the Spartans now move to 8-1 on the season and are in the best position, again, to make it to Indianapolis come December.
Michigan falls to 6-2 on the year with the loss.