October 30th, 2004: The night Braylon Edwards crushed Spartan Nation

The night was young. The unranked Michigan State Spartans had surprised college football and jumped ahead on the #11 Michigan Wolverines in Ann Arbor 27-10 with 8:43 left in the fourth quarter. And then, as this rival has so many times before, reality set in for the Spartan faithful.

Michigan came roaring back on the shoulders of Braylon Edwards as the Wolverines fought back to beat the Spartans 45-37 in triple overtime. Edwards racked in a ridiculous 189 receiving yards on 11 receptions with three touchdowns, including two TDs that showed his prowess as a receiver. The Spartan defensive backfield and all of Spartan Nation watched in shock as Edwards and star QB Chad Henne diced the Spartan secondary for arguably the best comeback victory in Paul Bunyan Trophy history.

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Top 11 Michigan vs. Michigan State games in the past 50 years

As Michigan and Michigan State prepare for yet another rivalry matchup, we thought it would be fun to take a look back at some of the greatest games in the history of the rivalry. So, without further ado, here are the top 11 Michigan vs. Michigan State games in the past 50 years (Actually 51 … Read more

Hey Michigan fans: Here are 10 reasons why your football program is a joke!

NCAA Football: Penn State at Michigan

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WATCH: Mark Dantonio shows off dance moves while celebrating with MSU football team

NCAA Football: Michigan at Michigan State

Mark Dantonio and the Michigan State Spartans have much to celebrate after Saturday night. After all, with an offense that gained a whopping 252 yards, was 2-14 on 3rd down, and went 3-&-out 8 times who wouldn’t be jumping up and down? That combined with 5 turnovers from the Michigan Wolverines and a rainstorm for the ages was … Read more

BREAKING: Game time announced for Michigan-Michigan State on October 7

We’re just two weeks away from the latest chapter in the battle for the Paul Bunyan Trophy between Michigan and Michigan State. From a Wolverines’ perspective, it is the calm before the storm. With a bye this week, they have two weeks to prepare for the Spartans. And come October 7, the two will be … Read more

LISTEN: Amazing game-ending calls on U-M, MSU radio

If you missed the ending of the latest edition in the rivalry between the Michigan Wolverines and the Michigan State Spartans on the gridiron, then I’m really too sure what to say….other than not to worry, we got you covered. Whether you watched it unfold live or replayed countless times on networks across the country, the unbelievable … Read more

Magic Johnson rips Michigan following MSU victory

Earlier in the week, the Magic Johnson statue on the Michigan State campus was vandalized, most likely by Michigan fans. Well, it looks like Johnson got the last laugh and he shared his thoughts on Twitter. Michigan beat my statue, but they couldn't beat the MSU Football team! Lol #GoGreen #GoWhite — Earvin Magic Johnson (@MagicJohnson) … Read more

GAMEDAY: No. 7 Michigan State Spartans at No. 12 Michigan Wolverines

Who: #7 Michigan State Spartans (6-0; 2-0) at #12 Michigan Wolverines (5-1; 2-0) Where: Michigan Stadium — Ann Arbor, Michigan When: Today at 3:30pm ET TV:  ESPN and WatchESPN app Weather: Areas of frost before 8am. Otherwise, partly sunny, with a high near 48. Northwest wind 6 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 22 mph. … Read more

Desmond Howard: U-M’s rivalry with ‘Sparty’ not in same stratosphere as Ohio State

With the Michigan vs. Michigan State game only hours away, we have officially made it through the week. We have had the chance to read and listen to the opinion of just about everybody involved in the rivalry, including current and former players. One individual who has a very strong opinion on the rivalry is … Read more

5 keys to Michigan beating Michigan State

[tps_header]The big game between the Michigan Wolverines and the Michigan State Spartans is nearly upon us and everyone is excited about what should be a very good game. These five areas will be important for a Michigan victory in this intense rivalry matchup.[/tps_header] [tps_title]1) The Trenches: UM Defensive line vs. MSU Offensive line[/tps_title] There’s no question that … Read more

Regardless of your allegiance, October 17th is the start of something great for the state of Michigan

College Gameday in Ann Arbor. National Attention throughout ESPN, Yahoo, NBC, and CBS. A 3:30 PM ET kickoff sure to be one of the highest viewed games in rivalry history. We as Michiganders are very blessed to be having October 17th, 2015. This week has brought out a lot of verbal sparring and hate-fueled anger … Read more

Mike Hart comments on U-M/MSU rivarly, regrets ‘Little Brother’ comment

It has been eight years since the infamous phrase of “Little Brother” was uttered by Michigan RB Mike Hart. Since then, Hart has been extremely active in the football community. After three years playing for the Indianapolis Colts, he has had roles as offensive quality control coach and running backs coach at Eastern Michigan and … Read more

Magic Johnson statue is vandalized, spray paint reads “Beat State”

There has been a real security issue for the Michigan State statues this fall. It was rumored that the Sparty and Magic Johnson statues were guarded 24/7 to protect against vandals. Unfortunately for Spartan fans, that hasn’t been the case. For the second time this year, Michigan State has had its statues vandalized from University of Michigan … Read more

Governor Snyder says “Go Blue”, says rivalry is great for the state of Michigan

The lines have been drawn in the sand of the Great Lakes State all week. Friendships have been tested, news networks have been criticized and attacked for favoritism. It seems that the entire state is captivated by this latest installment in the battle for the Paul Bunyan Trophy. One individual to call out his allegiances … Read more

LOOK: Detroit’s Campus Martius already prepping for the MSU/Michigan game

How excited are you all for the Michigan/Michigan State game? So excited that you’ll play on a Michigan and Michigan State embroidered football field? Well if that’s your style, then Campus Martius is the place to go. Downtown Detroit is getting in on the festivities by putting up a Michigan and Michigan State-themed football field in … Read more