In the preseason, Michigan was considered a double-digit underdog to Michigan State. However, both teams have been trending in the opposite directions. Now, just six days away from when the two in-state rivals meet, the Wolverines are a seven-point favorite over the Spartans at Vegas Insider.
Who could have predicted this?
In the new S&P+ rankings, which are derived from play-by-play data and adjust for opponents, Michigan remains at No. 3, while Clemson surges ahead to the No. 1 spot. Michigan's defense is now No. 1 in the S&P+.
Michigan's next opponent, Michigan State: No. 40 overall.
Michigan needs to improve that run defense. Shame.
Set your DVR for 3:30 p.m. E.T. on ESPN next Saturday.
And don't forget to set it for GameDay either.
There it is. ESPN's College GameDay will be in Ann Arbor next Saturday for Michigan vs. Michigan State at the Big House.
The last time GameDay was in town was the 2013 game against Notre Dame.
"I think we came out good. Good and healthy. That’s a good sign when you can…that you’re building a good callus. When you can play physical and not get beat up yourself. That’s a good gauge…probably the best gauge I think. Our team is…that callus is hardening. It’s not…it's like a callus on a foot. You know, it’s not soft and pusy. It’s hardening. (Laughs)Jim Harbaugh on the development of Michigan so far this season
"There’s still room for improvement. We just come in time in and time out with a great gameplan and it’s just up to us to execute. We have a lot of talented guys who take pride in what they do. When you have a group of eleven guys that are all doing their job and are hungry to do their job, then the sky is the limit for us. We’re not gonna pat ourselves on the back and all that other stuff, but it’s time to go now. We are getting in to the gut of our schedule and we still have to improve on a lot. So that’s how we look at it. Just get in the film room tomorrow and try to correct the mistakes and take it one game at a time."Redshirt freshman safety Jabrill Peppers following Michigan's 38-0 win over Northwestern, the team's third-straight shutout
I still don't know how Jourdan Lewis intercepted that.
Michigan's first kickoff return for a touchdown since Darryl Stonum's vs. Notre Dame in 2009. Nice timing, Jehu.
Former Michigan Wolverine hockey star Dylan Larkin made his NHL debut tonight with his hometown Detroit Red Wings and notched his first career goal early in the second period.
Larkin started the game on the first line with Henrik Zetterberg and Justin Abdelkader. He also has an assist on the night.