Michigan Suffers 1st Season Loss at Michigan St. Still Have Cool New Uniforms

Just like I predicted on Thursday morning, the #23 Michigan State Spartans pulled the upset over the #11 Michigan Wolverines. It’s the first loss of the season for UM, and their fourth in a row to State. Little brother no more? And entire graduating class of Spartans is now undefeated against their in-state rivalry.

But hey Michigan still has some really cool new retro uniforms (more on that later). MSU used a big 14 point third quarter to win 28-14 and take control of the Legends division in the Big Ten. The winner of this game has the inside track to representing the division in the Big Ten title game in Indianapolis.

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#11 Michigan Wolverines vs. #23 Michigan State Spartans: Brutally Honest Game Preview

Michigan Wolverines vs. Michigan State Spartans, the battle for Great Lakes State supremacy.

Basically, if you’re a college football fan who lives in the Upper Midwest, and you don’t have a boner (figuratively, not literally of course) for this game then…..you are a terrorist. There is no question about it, you’re not with us, but with the terrorists.

As relevant a national game as any this weekend, as heated a rivalry as any, story-lines galore:

the “little brother has won the last three, the big brother looks to finally be ready to move out of his parents basement now after losing his job and gaining some weight the past few years. And only one loss combined with the two teams. Let’s get it on!

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Spartans’ Jerel Worthy has Bad Ass Anti-Michigan Wolverines Tattoo

Michigan State DT Jerel Worthy’s NFL Draft stock is about as high as anyone in the Spartans, or even anyone in the Big Ten. He also has a tattoo that entails everything that makes college football such an awesome game. Take a closer look and notice the tattoo’s homage to the rivalry with Michigan. What an affront it is to the Wolverines, love it!

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Jerel Worthy leads #5 Michigan State’s All-Star Defensive Line


Undefeated Michigan State is having their best season in a generation, rekindling warm memories of the glory days under Biggie “somehow your words just hypnotize me” Munn and Duffy Daugherty. Back then, the East Lansing school won five national titles during a 15 year span (1951-1966).

The last national title winning team was known for their “Kill Bubba” chant, glorifying all-world defensive lineman Bubba Smith; probably the most iconic player in Spartan football history.

Today, the Spartans again have a stellar defensive line. What’s scary for the rest of the Big 10 is how good they are despite being so young. Led by sophomore tackle Jerel Worthy, a potential top ten pick in the 2012 NFL Draft, and sophomore rush end Tyler Hoover, this unit is very deep yet still a ways away from reaching the their peak.

All-Everything Linebacker Greg Jones said it best:

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