During last year’s game, which took place in East Lansing, the Wolverines were dominating the Spartans, until they weren’t.
In that game, MSU stormed back from a 16-point deficit to defeat the Wolverines by a score of 37-33.
What did Michigan DB Gemon Green say in advance of matchup vs. Michigan State?
With the Wolverines leading 30-14, Spartans’ RB Kenneth Walker III decided to take over and he did exactly that by scoring three touchdowns (he had five in the game) in the final 19 minutes of the game.
Green thinks UM has a better run defense this year, and that, coupled with the fact the Spartans do not have Walker III on their team anymore, is why he feels good about the Wolverines’ chances in 2022.
“I remember that we weren’t as good in run defense as we are this year,” Green said on Tuesday. “No. 9 from Michigan State last year he was a very good back. I don’t think they have that this year. I feel that we’re going to do a lot better this year than in previous years in stopping the run.”Via Anthony Broome – The Wolverine
Green added that he thinks they should have blown MSU out in 2021, which is not exactly surprising as the Wolverines had 552 total yards in the game compared to MSU’s 395.
“Just not getting the win hurts the most,” Green said. “We were always in the position. We never got beat by more than 10 points. Last year, we should have blown them out. For them to come back and beat us, that was a big emphasis for us and that’s not going to happen again.”
When is the rematch between Michigan and Michigan State?
The rematch between the Wolverines and Spartans will take place on Saturday, Oct. 29 at 7:30 p.m. at the Big House in Ann Arbor.
This year, UM comes with an undefeated 7-0 record, while MSU is 3-4 through their first seven games of the season.
A point spread has not yet been revealed but I will predict that the Wolverines will be favored by 21.5 points.
Nation, who will win? UM or MSU?