Michigan quarterback Shea Patterson has been a Wolverine for two seasons, and has picked up two wins against Michigan State. That fact wasn’t lost after the game when a happy Patterson explained what the win meant to him.
“I’m lost for words because whenever we talk about this game or this rivalry I can stand tall and know that I went 2-0. Couldn’t be more proud of these guys,” Patterson said. “Happy to be a part of it.”
Patterson had a record setting day against Michigan State, going 24-of-33 for 384 yards and 4 touchdowns. The yardage total was the most ever by a Michigan quarterback against Michigan State, and Patterson went over 300 yards passing in a game for the first time in his Michigan career. Equally as impressive, 14 of Patterson’s completions went for 15 yards or more.
The type of game Patterson had, along with the type of rivalry Michigan-Michigan State is, has Patterson wishing he was able to get more cracks at the Spartans.
“I wish I had one or two more shots at ‘em,” Patterson said. “It’s fun playing them.”
While Patterson and his teammates will be enjoying this win, they still have Ohio State on their mind and realize taller tasks are ahead. “It was awesome,” Patterson said. “We’re going to enjoy this win but in the back of our minds we know we have one more big one. We gotta go on the road to Indiana, but our eyes are still set on the last one.”
Michigan plays at Indiana next Saturday, followed by a showdown versus Ohio State at Michigan Stadium on November 30.