“I was on the phone with my parents, basically saying, ‘OK, I’m out. Let’s find a different school,’ ” Speight said Tuesday.
It’s tough to find flaws in a team that won by 56, but Michigan did look mortal at times, especially on the defensive side.
On a rare day where he received the heavy majority of carries among the four main running backs, De'Veon Smith turned in his best game of the season with 114 rushing yards and three touchdowns.
With hopes of a Big Ten Championship and a spot in the College Football Playoff very much alive, Michigan still has work to be done.
Other than Bryan Mone, who is still practicing but has battled through nagging injuries all year, the Wolverines’ four-man line has a completely healthy two-deep rotation.
As a surprise member of a four-man running back rotation, the sophomore has racked up 403 yards on 53 carries.
The 32-23 final score seemed almost too close, especially considering that Michigan entered the game favored by more than three touchdowns and imposed its will for most of the first half.
Who wins the battle in the trenches?
The last two times the Michigan football team played at Michigan State, in 2013 and 2014, the Spartans outscored the Wolverines a combined 64-17.
Kenny Allen is keeping all three of his jobs, at least for now.