Photo: @ESPNCFB tweet delights Spartans fans

Credit: Mike Carter-USA TODAY Sports

Photo: @ESPNCFB tweet delights Spartans fans

Mike Carter-USA TODAY Sports

Mike Carter-USA TODAY Sports

@ESPNCFB made Michigan State fans’ day Wednesday afternoon, all with one tweet. The handle tweeted a graphic that broke down Michigan State and instate rival Michigan’s success since 2008. This was the text that accompanied the tweet: “Has Michigan State passed Michigan as the top CFB program in the Great Lakes State?”

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As you can see above, the Spartans, or “Little Brother,” as former Michigan star RB Mike Hart dubbed them, has had the upper-hand the past six seasons; they’ve also gone 5-1 in the series, the lone loss coming in a 12-10 last-second defeat in 2012 at The Big House.

So, to answer @ESPNCFB’s tweet, yes, the Spartans have been the state’s best football team recently, but Michigan still is the nation’s all-time winningest program and leads the all-time series 68-33-5.

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