Friday, November 29, 2019 - 12:57pm
Ohio State defensive end Chase Young set a single-season school record for sacks.

Chase Young beat his blocker easily, grabbed the back of Sean Clifford’s jersey and sacked the Penn State quarterback deep in the Nittany Lions’ own territory.

But it wasn’t just any sack. That one put Young at 14.5 on the season, an Ohio State single-season record. By the end of the game, he’d totaled two more. And that was after missing the past two games due to suspension.

Fox commentator Joel Klatt was incredulous, saying: “You cannot one-on-one block Chase Young on third-and-long! That’s a total mismatch!”

Monday, November 25, 2019 - 7:26pm

Last week, as students tailgated before Michigan’s game against Michigan State, Psi Upsilon fraternity draped a bedsheet out a window of their house. The banner, ostensibly to offer up a roast of the Spartans, read: “You can’t touch us, @LarryNassar.”

There are a lot of legitimate things to insult Michigan State about, starting with its on-field results against the Wolverines the past two years. But Psi Upsilon’s sign crossed a line, big time.

Sunday, November 24, 2019 - 4:15pm

The Daily breaks down how Michigan matches up with the Buckeyes in all facets of the game.

Saturday, November 23, 2019 - 6:37pm

BLOOMINGTON — Five minutes in and the game already seemed like a nightmare.

Indiana running back Stevie Scott punched the ball in the end zone and here it was, prophecies of a “trap game” coming true right in front of Michigan’s eyes, the monkey that is the Hoosiers still on its back.

Then, the Wolverines got the ball.

Wednesday, November 20, 2019 - 7:18pm
Fifth-year senior defensive end Michael Danna is nearing the end of his one year at Michigan.

Michael Danna had never experienced anything close to this, running out on the field for one of the best-known rivalry games in college football, helping his team blow that rival to bits and hoisting the Paul Bunyan Trophy up in the Michigan Stadium end zone.

These were the moments Danna — who spent the first four years of his career at Central Michigan before joining the Michigan football team as a grad transfer — came here for. The moments Danna will never forget.

Tuesday, November 19, 2019 - 9:28pm
Sophomore wide receiver Ronnie Bell leads Michigan with 621 yards on 37 catches, but still hasn’t found the end zone.

Bell’s block was perhaps the best example of improved blocking from Michigan’s wide receivers over the past month or so. While blocking isn’t nearly as glamorous as catching passes or scoring touchdowns, it’s equally important, and the Wolverines’ receiver room has taken that message to heart.

Saturday, November 16, 2019 - 4:58pm

Michigan rushed the field, lifting the Paul Bunyan trophy in the end zone and gesturing to the crowd.

Mark Dantonio walked off slowly, following his team into the tunnel.

A few minutes later, as Dantonio sat in a cramped press room, the green and white video backdrop not quite covering the maize and blue one, Dantonio faced the music. Last week, after a collapse and a loss to Illinois, Dantonio evaded everyone’s questions. But after losing to his most hated rival, 44-10, he could no longer lean on “next question.”

Wednesday, November 13, 2019 - 11:21pm

It’s for good reason — Michigan State coach Mark Dantonio is notorious for his trick plays. He’s run them for years, with well-known plays dating back to the beginning of his tenure in East Lansing. The Wolverines are well aware how much hate goes into this rivalry, and they know that Dantonio’s trickery is another thing to look out for.

Wednesday, November 13, 2019 - 8:16pm
With cold weather projected for Saturday's game against Michigan State, the Michigan football team is preparing for its coldest kickoff since 2013.

In bad weather, Michigan has to worry because special teams plays and the passing game are affected more by the weather than other aspects of the game.

Tuesday, November 12, 2019 - 9:01pm
Junior corner Ambry Thomas played with Michigan State linebacker Tyriq Thompson at Martin Luther King High School.

When you consider the connections that lie in every corner of this rivalry, it’s no surprise that Michigan-Michigan State is known as one of the ugliest matchups in college football. For players throughout the state who grew up devout in this rivalry, whose lives are ingrained in this rivalry, this is their holy grail.