Michigan will tangle with Michigan State on Saturday. Kick off is scheduled for 3:30 at Spartan Stadium. The game will be televised on ABC. Click here for a complete game preview: Michigan vs Michigan State. For the Extra Points, read on.
Michigan leads the all-time series 68-32-5. The Wolverines are 17-12-1 all-time at Spartan Stadium.
Teamrankings.com projects Michigan State to win 29-24. numberFire has the Spartans winning 24-19.
Devin Gardner has started 12 games at quarterback and has lead Michigan to the red zone 49 times and they have scored 39 touchdowns.
Michigan ranks 8th nationally in rushing defense, Michigan State leads the nation.
Michigan ranks 3rd in the Big Ten and 23rd nationally in third down conversion percentage (49%).
The Wolverines rank 8th nationally in scoring offense (42.4).
Devin Gardner leads the Big Ten and ranks 16th nationally in total offense (328.4 yards per game).
So far this season, Gardner has 2,299 yards of total offense which already ranks as the 16th best season in school history.
Blake Countess is tied for the Big Ten lead with 4 interceptions.
Jeremy Gallon ranks second in the Big Ten and 12th nationally with 831 receiving yards.
Gallon ranks 11th in school history with 2,162 career receiving yards. He needs two more yards to move past Greg McMurtry and into 10th place on Michigan’s all-time list.
Jake Ryan will make his first start of the season this week. So far he has appeared in two games and recorded 5 tackles.
James Ross III leads Michigan with 50 tackles.
Sophomore tight end/wide receiver Devin Funchess has hauled in 23 passes for 492 yards and 4 touchdowns.
So far this season Michigan has rushed for 1,287 yards and held the opposition to 699 yards on the ground.
Desmond Morgan aptly described Spartan Stadium as a rambunctious environment in this video
Frank Clark has at least one sack in three of Michigan’s last four games.
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