Football

Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh commented on the pre-game antics between Michigan and Michigan State on Saturday.

Harbaugh started his weekly meeting with reporters on Monday with his standard fare: a limited update on injuries, compliments for his players and goals for the bye week — stuff that fills the morning sports pages but nothing that makes you blink twice. That was until 19 minutes in, when Harbaugh pulled a piece of paper out from his back pocket. He decided it was time to deliver the message he had come to give.

Junior defensive end Josh Uche leads Michigan's football team in sacks with five this season.

Uche rarely, if ever, likes to talk about himself — his impact is often muffled amongst a star-studded defensive unit anyway. But in the wake of an injury with an unknown timeline to defensive end Rashan Gary, Uche has seamlessly filled his absence and shined.

Redshirt freshman offensive lineman James Hudson will transfer from Michigan.

James Hudson will transfer from the Michigan football team.

The Michigan football team celebrated Saturday's win at midfield, on top of Michigan State's logo.

What happened between Michigan and Michigan State on Saturday was amazing.

Junior linebacker Devin Bush got caught up in a pregame altercation on Saturday.

Michigan got into a skirmish before Saturday's game with Michigan State, and then the defense shut the Spartans down.

Sophomore wide receiver Donovan Peoples-Jones scored a 79-yard touchdown Saturday against Michigan State.

Nico Collins and Donovan Peoples-Jones talked earlier in the week about their touchdown celebrations if they scored at Michigan State.

Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh has lost two of his three games to Michigan State in his tenure.

The Daily breaks down how Michigan and Michigan State stack up.

Michigan offensive line coach Ed Warriner used to work with Michigan State coach Mark Dantonio in East Lansing.

Saturday will be nothing new for Ed Warinner. In fact, there’s not much anymore that is new for Warinner. Michigan’s offensive line coach remembers coaching as a graduate assistant in the Michigan-Michigan State rivalry “30-something years ago.”

Junior safety Josh Metellus was named Michigan’s defensive player of the week after the Wolverines’ win over Wisconsin.

The Michigan football team owns the nation’s top-ranked pass defense yet again in 2018, allowing fewer than 130 yards per game. That showed last Saturday when Wisconsin quarterback Alex Hornibrook did not complete a pass during the second and third quarters of the Wolverines’ eventual blowout win.

The Michigan football team will play Michigan State on Saturday in East Lansing.

In the week leading up to the Michigan-Michigan State football game each year, writers from the Daily and the student newspaper at Michigan State exchange columns.