There is no question about it. Michigan was clearly the better team heading into the game and they are clearly the better team heading out of it as they defeated the Michigan State Spartans 21-7 in East Lansing.
For those who watched the game, they saw an absolutely dominant performance by the Wolverines’ defense as they held Brian Lewerke and the Spartans’ offense to under 100 yards of total offense.
As Michigan lined up in ‘victory’ formation, quarterback Shea Patterson took the final snap of the game and went down to a knee and the Wolverines’ players on the sidelines came out onto the field to celebrate their victory.
One person who was obviously salty about the outcome of the game was Spartans’ radio announcer George Blaha.
Take a listen as Blaha is clearly bothered by the Wolverines celebrating on Michigan State’s home turf.
MSU radio’s George Blaha was big mad after Michigan won.
“They’ve stormed field as if they’ve won the National Championship.” pic.twitter.com/OLkU6x9trH
— The Wolverine Lounge (@WolverineLounge) October 21, 2018
The pride came before the fall for Mark Dantonio’s Spartans in 21-7 loss to Michigan
Mark Dantonio is the master of using bulletin board material to help motivate his football team. In fact, I would be willing to bet he had a plethora of material that he presented to his team prior to their matchup on Saturday against their biggest rival, the Michigan Wolverines. One of his goals is to convince his players (and probably himself) that they are being unrightfully disrespected by their opponents on a weekly basis.
Who can blame Dantonio for using this strategy? After all, he has won multiple Big 10 titles, beat Michigan in 8 of the past 10 matchups heading into Saturday, and he even found a way to get the Spartans to a College Football Playoff.
But on Saturday, Dantonio made a huge mistake and his team would end up paying for it in a big way.
You see, during warmups, the Spartans were reportedly about 10 minutes late coming out onto the field. When the finally arrived, some of the Michigan players were already going through some of their own warmups around midfield.
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