ANN ARBOR, Mich. – “We played winning football.” [ MORE: Best of Week 7 | Week 7 scoreboard | Power Rankings | Latest polls | Week 7 picks revisited | Week 7 top performers | What our expert learned | Dienhart: The Mitten State rivalry is back | Twitter: Former Spartans react to winning play | Watch Dantonio, Harbaugh talk wild win | Watch Rutgers win on walk-off FG | Photo: Braxton Miller jersey mix-up | Big Ten standings | Big Ten stats ] Those were Jim Harbaugh’s words. And, he was correct in his somber post-game analysis. His Michigan
Jalen Watts-Jackson forever has a place in the storied Michigan-Michigan State football rivalry. [ MORE: Watch the walk-off winner | Twitter: Former Spartans react to win | Dienhart: This rivalry is back | Big Ten standings | Big Ten stats ] The defensive back and special teams regular picked up Michigan’s flubbed punt attempt on the game’s final play and went 38 yards to the end zone to give Michigan State its first lead and the walk-off touchdown. The play was one of the most unlikely endings in the game’s history, one BTN.com senior writer Tom Dienhart called “one of
Michigan State coach Mark Dantonio has always said how proud he is of the support his program gets from former players. [ MORE: Best of Week 7 | Week 7 scoreboard | Power Rankings | Latest polls | Week 7 picks revisited | Week 7 top performers | What our expert learned | Dienhart: The Mitten State rivalry is back | Twitter: Former Spartans react to winning play | Watch Dantonio, Harbaugh talk wild win | Watch Rutgers win on walk-off FG | Photo: Braxton Miller jersey mix-up | Big Ten standings | Big Ten stats ] Well, what better
Things didn’t look good for Rutgers in the second half Saturday at Indiana. [ MORE: Week 7 scores, stats & AP recaps | Big Ten stats | Big Ten standings ] The Scarlet Knights trailed the Hoosiers, 52-27, with 5:25 left in the third quarter. To make matters worse, star wide receiver Leonte Carroo, soon after hauling in his third touchdown of the afternoon to cut the deficit to 52-33, left the game with a leg injury. Behind three turnovers, though, Rutgers rattled off 25 unanswered points to tie the score with 6:29 remaining. Then, after missing a pair of
Do you believe in miracles? Michigan State does, and in order to understand the full meaning of why, you have to see what happened at the end of the Spartans' matchup with in-state rival Michigan.
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Michigan senior captain Joe Bolden was ejected for targeting during Saturday’s game at Michigan State. [ MORE: Week 7 scores, stats & AP recaps | Big Ten stats | Big Ten standings ] Midway through the second quarter, MSU quarterback Connor Cook took a draw and slid down to avoid contact. Michigan linebacker Desmond Morgan went in to make the stop, while Bolden followed. Bolden was flagged on the play and ejected for targeting, a ruling that didn’t sit well with Michigan fans. “I do not think that’s anything malicious or anything like that,” ESPN analyst Chris Spielman said during
No Jordan Canzeri, no problem. After Iowa's starting running back suffered a leg injury early in Saturday's win at Northwestern, backup Akrum Wadley exploded for four touchdowns, tying the Iowa single-game record.
Northwestern and Ohio State will wear special alternate uniforms in Week 7 action. [ MORE: View the complete Week 7 Big Ten football scoreboard ] The Wildcats are going with 1995-inspired Under Armour uniforms that honor the team’s 1995 Big Ten championship team and Rose Bowl Game participant vs. Big Ten West rival Iowa. A really cool tribute: Mike McHugh (No. 6), Eric Lutzen (46) and Xavier Washington’s (98) nameplates will feature the surnames of deceased 1995 players who wore the respective numbers. Read more here. The Buckeyes, playing under the lights vs. Penn State, will don an all-black uniform for
Most aspiring journalists cut their teeth reporting small-time stories at their high school papers. Typical headlines may include things like “Exposed! What’s Really in the Cafeteria Meatloaf” or “New Student Body Prez Wins Campaign on Pledge to Add Parking Spaces to School Lot.” But a program from Michigan State University and partner Crain Communications Inc. is giving high schoolers in the Detroit area the chance to report real, meaningful stories before they’ve even started college. Crain Communications is headquartered in Detroit, and Michigan State’s East Lansing campus is only 90 miles from the city, so it’s a cause that is