Football

Fifth-year senior defensive end Chase Winovich had four tackles against Michigan State on Saturday.

Michigan fans can start believing in this team.

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.

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Two second-half touchdowns were enough to lift Michigan over the Spartans, 21-7, in East Lansing on Saturday, in the 950th win in program history.

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.

Sophomore corner Ambry Thomas is preparing for the Michigan-Michigan State game on Saturday.

The old adage about in-state rivalries says the implications of a loss extend far beyond a single game. Sometimes, the worst part of defeat is hearing about it until the next contest is played. Ambry Thomas is quite familiar with that concept.

Junior quarterback Shea Patterson has focused on improvement working up to Saturday's game.

Though his statline is uninspiring — just 1,311 yards and 11 touchdowns — junior quarterback Shea Patterson has improved as a game manager and became everything and more to a Michigan team that thinks it's finally over the hump and deserving of a spot in the national discussion.