For the first time since 1961, both Michigan and Michigan State will be ranked as they battle for the Paul Bunyan Trophy at Michigan Stadium. They've faced off as ranked teams periodically over the last 50 years, but all of those contests took place at Spartan Stadium. No. 18 Michigan and No. 17 Michigan State carry undefeated records into this year's matchup in Ann Arbor, and one will exit as one of the more surprising 6-0 teams in the nation.
Michigan enters the game as a five-point favorite. The Wolverines are 1-6-1 against the spread in Big Ten home games under Rodriguez and 4-8 as the home favorite under RichRod. Michigan State is 2-7 versus the spread in its last nine games as an underdog. Neither team looks like a safe pick.
When Robinson runs or throws the ball (including incomplete passes), Michigan is averaging 9.9 yards per play and has scored 15 touchdowns.
The Big House figures to be humming on Saturday. According to