LIVE UPDATES: Michigan State at No. 13 Michigan Football
MSU and Michigan face off for the 113th time in history.
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (WILX) - One of the greatest rivalry games in college sports takes place today between the Michigan State Spartans and the Michigan Wolverines. Michigan already has the slight upper hand in this matchup with a two-year win streak under their belt. Both teams will fight for the legendary Paul Bunyan trophy. Stay tuned for live updates below.
-The Spartans drive 71 yards in four plays. Rocky Lombardi launches a 30-yard touchdown pass to freshman wide receiver Ricky White. MSU takes an early lead of 7-0 vs No. 13 Michigan.
-Michigan gets down to the redzone. First and goal, Michigan runningback Blake Corum takes it the house and gets his first career touchdown for 8 yards. The field goal is good and the game is tied 7-7.
-Michigan’s defense received four penalties for 45 yards, giving Michigan State a lot of opportunity in the last minute of this quarter.
-End of 1st Quarter: MSU 7, Michigan 7
-Spartans third and goal and Lombardi hands it off to Connor Heyward for a 2-yard touchdown. The field goal is good and Michigan State takes a 14-7 lead with 9:40 left in the half.
-Michigan runs the wildcat formation on third down as runningback Hassan Haskins takes the ball and intends to throw it to #89 Carter Selzer, but MSU linebacker Antjuan Simmons jumps up and tips the ball on what would have been a definite touchdown for the Wolverines. Michigan kicks a 23-yard field goal to bump the score to MSU 14, Michigan 10.
-End of 2nd Quarter: MSU 14, Michigan 10.
-The Spartans stall out in the red zone and kick a field goal to start the quarter. MSU up by seven to make the score 17-10.
-Michigan State’s Shakur Brown gets an unsportsmanlike conduct penalty, essentially giving Michigan a free first down. The Wolverines capitalize on it and Corum runs it in again for a Wolverine touchdown. It’s a tie game in Ann Arbor as the score jumps to MSU 17, Michigan 17.
-Matt Coghlin kicks a field goal from 51 yards out, helping his Spartans obtain the lead. This was a personal record for Coghlin as this was his first career field goal from 50 plus yards out. MSU goes back up 20-17 with 4:23 left in this quarter.
-Lombardi connects with White again on a long pass, giving Michigan State that continuous momentum they’ve carried all game. The third quarter ends with MSU still up 20-17.
-Coghlin hooks a field goal from 40 yards out and it goes left. Michigan State had the chance to gain a six point lead but now gives Michigan a chance to drive.
-Lombardi hands it off to Heyward who takes it to the endzone with a spin move for a 13-yard catch and run. The Spartans get another touchdown, building on their lead. MSU 27, Michigan 17 with 5:11 to go in the fourth quarter.
-Michigan is still fighting to get the score closer, and they succeed when Haskins runs it in on the wildcat once again. He drives the score up 27-24 with 37 seconds remaining.
-The game will end with an onside kick, which Michigan State recovers thanks to Heyward.
FINAL SCORE: MSU 27, MICHIGAN 24
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