EAST LANSING, MI - OCTOBER 15: Edwin Baker #4 of the Michigan State Spartans runs for a first down in the second quarter as Thomas Gordon #30 and Troy Woolfolk #29 attempt to make the stop during the game at Spartan Stadium on October 15, 2011 in East Lansing, Michigan. Michigan State defeated Michigan 28-14. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Michigan State Vs. Michigan Final Score: Sparty Wears Poor Uniforms, Wins 28-14

For the first time in decades, Michigan State has a four-game winning streak against Michigan despite showing up looking like Colorado State.

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Michigan State Vs. Michigan Final Score: Paul Bunyan Trophy Remains In East Lansing

The Michigan St. Spartans have now beaten their in-state rivals four times in a row for the first time since 1962. Your final score: Michigan State 28, Michigan 14.

If you'd like a culprit, look to the Michigan Wolverines offensive line, which might have been more effective if it had literally laid down and forced MSU defenders to do the hurdles on their way to Denard Robinson and Devin Gardner. Sparty's D accumulated only five sacks, but it sure seemed like more. The two passers combined to complete 12 of 31 attempts and throw a pick six under such conditions.

On a crucial fourth-and-22 that was essentially Michigan's last chance, Gardner ran about 11 yards, backtracked and looked to be considering a throw before he was brought down. I don't think that's legal. Wish he would've tried it.

Edwin Baker will go down as the offensive star of the game, picking up 173 yards and a touchdown. Each team's uniform combination will go down what we can only hope is a very deep pit. THIS IS EAST LANSIIIIING.

Here’s this week’s college football TV schedule, and stay tuned to SB Nation’s college football news hub for more. For more on the Wolverines, head over to Michigan blog Maize 'n' BrewMichigan State blog The Only Colors has an eye on Sparty.


Michigan Vs. Michigan State Score: Denard Robinson Finds Roy Roundtree, Wolverines Trail 21-14

Trailing by two touchdowns in the fourth quarter, the Wolverines needed a fast score. Fortunately for Michigan, they were gifted excellent field position, with Michigan State forced to punt out of the back of their end zone into 30 MPH wind. Jeremy Gallon returned the punt 18 yards, giving Denard Robinson the ball on Michigan’s 34-yard line.

On the very next play, Robinson hit Roy Roundtree with a quick pass in the middle of the field — Roundtree broke free for the easy touchdown, ending Michigan’s streak of seven consecutive punts and cutting Michigan State’s lead to 21-14. The entire possession to six seconds off the clock.

Michigan’s passing game has struggled a great deal today — and not only because of the wind. And Robinson has been in and out of the game, briefly missing time with an injured hand and again with what appeared to be an issue with his helmet. Devin Gardner hasn’t been much better in his place — the two quarterbacks have combined to complete just 10 of 27 passes.

Michigan got the ball back on the ensuing possession thanks to a Keshawn Martin fumble, but turned the ball over on downs. Michigan State will surely try to run the clock, but this one looks like it’ll go down to the wire.

Update: MSU punts the ball -- Michigan has the ball with six minutes and change left on the clock.

And ... another update: Denard Robinson throws a pick-6. MSU 28, Michigan 14.


Michigan Vs. Michigan State Score Update: Wolverines In Trouble, Down 14

Michigan's bid to remain undefeated and put an end to their losing streak against Michigan State at the same time is suddenly in serious trouble. Kirk Cousins is 13-of-22 for 120 yards and two touchdowns, Edwin Baker has run for 142 yards and another touchdown on 18 carries, and Michigan State is up 21-7 as the final second tick off the clock in the third quarter.

Denard Robinson and Devin Gardner are a combined 6-of-21 for 66 yards -- that's a 3.1-yard per attempt average -- and Robinson has also been shut down on the ground. The dual-threat quareterback has just 44 yards on 12 carries, though he's also scored once on the ground. The rest of the Wolverines' rushing attack has gained 60 yards on 13 carries.

For more on the Wolverines, head over to Michigan blog Maize 'n' Brew. Michigan State blog The Only Colors has an eye on Sparty.


Michigan Vs. Michigan State Halftime Score: Tied Up After Uneventful Opening

The Michigan Wolverines and Michigan St. Spartans are not playing very good offense. Denard Robinson is 3-of-11 and threw a shoulda-been-interception, we've already enjoyed seven punts and the score is 7-7. If only there were some sort of visual metaphor for this game. Ah, perfect.

Call it good defense, but it does seem like neither offense is playing to its strengths. Sparty has been banging Michigan via the ground game, with Edwin Baker racking up 71 yards, but a couple of extremely conservative punts handed back that advantage. Michigan, meanwhile, has had Robinson drop back about twice as often as its had him run. He's averaging six yards per rush and 3.5 per throw.

For more on this game, visit Michigan blog Maize N Brew and Michigan State blog The Only Colors. Here’s this week’s college football TV schedule, and stay tuned to SB Nation’s college football news hub for more.


Michigan Vs. Michigan State Score: Denard Robinson Strikes First, But Spartans Quickly Respond

The Michigan Wolverines marched down the field in six minutes on their first possession to take a 7-0 lead over the Michigan State Spartans. With winds swirling over 30 miles per hour, Michigan faked a 39-yard field goal on fourth-and-3 to inch out a first down.

Two plays later, Denard Robinson took the shotgun snap and began scanning the field for a receiver. His protection broke down, and the Spartans quickly swarmed the quarterback. Robinson somehow escaped the arm tackle of one defender before taking off towards the left side of the end zone and sneaking the ball inside the pylon for a 15-yard touchdown.

The Spartans responded with a methodical touchdown of their own, gashing the Michigan defense on the ground on a four-minute drive. Le'Veon Bell took the handoff from the one-yard-line for the score. Nearing the end of the first quarter, the score is now tied 7-7.

For more on the Spartans, head over to the SB Nation blog The Only Colors. For more on the Wolverines, check out Maize 'n Brew.


Michigan Vs. Michigan State Uniforms: Wolverines, Spartans Wearing Retro Jerseys

Michigan State announced last summer they'd be wearing a modified throwback uniforms for their game against Michigan, eventually revealing their Nike Pro Combat threads in September. But leave it to the Wolverines to spoil the Spartans' fashion show, taking the field minutes before today's game with surprise throwbacks of their own (via @bubbaprog):


And here's the view from the front. No one saw it coming, but of course the Wolverines would try to upstage the Spartans -- it's not only Ann Arbor vs. East Lansing, but adidas vs. Nike. In case you're not by a TV, here's MSU's Nike Pro Combat uni:


Why black and gold? It's a nod to 1934, as C.J. Shenayder explained in this morning's The Historical:

The Spartans certainly looked different when they appeared on the Michigan Stadium field on Oct. 6, 1934 before an opening day crowd of 25,644 (far less than the venue's 85,752 capacity). Bachman had abandoned the school's green and white colors and outfitted the squad in gold and black uniforms. In time their apparel would earn them the sobriquet "The Black Knights of the Red Cedar."


Michigan vs. Michigan State: Why Do The Wolverines Pass Better In The Second Half?

Your eyes aren't deceiving you: Michigan is much better at passing the ball in the second half. Let's try to figure out why that is the case.


Michigan Vs. Michigan State TV Schedule, Spread, Game Time And More

Michigan and Michigan State face off for state dominance in the 104th meeting ever between the two schools. A high-powered Wolverine offense led by Denard Robinson will have its hands full with the Spartans' B1G-leading defense led by defensive tackle Jerel Worthy.


The Historical, Michigan Vs. Michigan State: The Black Knights Of Red Cedar

This week The Historical looks at Michigan State's dramatic upset of defending National Champion Michigan in 1934 and the 1951 on-field brawl in Bowling Green that cost the Toledo coach his job.

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