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Dienhart: 'Time for Michigan defense to take a bow'

Every Saturday throughout the fall, senior writer Tom Dienhart offers his Snap Reactions from every Big Ten game. See his immediate thoughts from Michigan’s 12-10 comeback victory over Michigan State and Indiana’s narrow defeat at Navy in this post. Michigan 12, Michigan State 10 1. It’s time for the Michigan defense to take a bow. All season long, it has been the cornerstone of the team. Yes, the 41-14 loss to Alabama was ugly. But otherwise, coordinator Greg Mattison’s crew has played well. Michigan entered the day No. 2 in the Big Ten in total defense (283.0 ypg). And

Michigan edges Michigan State on Gibbons' late FG

Brendan Gibbons made a 38-yard field goal with 5 seconds left, lifting No. 23 Michigan to a 12-10 win over Michigan State on Saturday. The Wolverines (5-2, 3-0 Big Ten) beat the Spartans (4-4, 1-3) .for the first time since 2007, avoiding a school-record, five-game losing streak in the series. Denard Robinson threw a 20-yard pass to Drew Dileo to set up the game-winning kick. Michigan State’s Dan Conroy made a go-ahead field goal with 5:48 left after a fake punt kept the drive alive. The Spartans forced the Wolverines to punt from midfield after going ahead, but couldn’t stop

3rd quarter recap: Michigan State 7, Michigan 6

Michigan State held Michigan to 20 yards through the air during the third quarter and the Spartans have taken a 7-6 lead. Andrew Maxwell’s two-yard touchdown pass to Paul Lang finished off a 10-play, 80-yard drive and gave Michigan State the lead, 7-6. The Wolverines will start the fourth quarter with possession on the Spartans’ 23-yard line. [ PREVIEWS | BY QUARTER | BOX | PBP | CONNECT | WEATHER | WATCH ON BTN2GO ] EDITOR’S NOTE In partnership with Narrative Science, posts recaps after every quarter of every Big Ten football game. Use the links above for more info on

2nd quarter recap: Michigan 6, Michigan State 0

Michigan stuffed the run, giving up just 10 yards on the ground in the second quarter and the Wolverines now lead 6-0. Michigan struck first when Brendan Gibbons drilled a 24-yard field goal, the final play of an 11-play, 77-yard drive. The Wolverines made their lead 6-0 when Matt Wile kicked a 48-yard field goal on the last play of a five-play, 39-yard drive. Michigan will start the second half with the ball. [ PREVIEWS | BY QUARTER | BOX | PBP | CONNECT | WEATHER | WATCH ON BTN2GO ] EDITOR’S NOTE In partnership with Narrative Science, posts recaps after

1st quarter recap: Michigan State 0, Michigan 0

There were more punts than points in the first quarter and the game is tied 0-0 at the end of the first quarter. With neither team able to move the ball, there were five punts in the quarter. Michigan has possession at its own 20-yard line to start the second quarter. [ PREVIEWS | BY QUARTER | BOX | PBP | CONNECT | WEATHER | WATCH ON BTN2GO ] Read more from’s Tom Dienhart on this game: Player on the spot: Michigan State QB Andrew Maxwell. He continues to deal with consistency issues. Last week, the junior hit just 12-of-31 passes

Spartans debut new HydroChrome helmet at Michigan

It was rumored to happen Saturday at Michigan, and it’s official: Michigan State is wearing new HydroChrome helmets for this afternoon’s rivalry game. Watch a quick video of the new helmet that we grabbed from our exclusive BTN Field Pass camera that was live from Michigan Stadium prior to kickoff. The helmet had been rumored since earlier this week. Michigan State officials, however, remained quiet when we asked them about the possibility. A year ago against Michigan, Michigan State wore its Nike Pro Combat uniform, and late this week rumors starting popping up that Michigan State had something special planned

Hoke interview: 'I know our guys will be ready'

Earlier this week BTN football analyst Glen Mason sat down with Michigan football coach Brady Hoke in advance of today’s game against Michigan State (3:30 p.m. ET on BTN/BTN2Go). The feature aired Saturday morning on “The Big Ten Football Pregame Show” presented by Auto-Owners Insurance, and we now present their conversation to you in full online. Hoke says his fondest memory of this games was the 1997 game. Remember, you can always watch previous battles between the Wolverines and the Spartans from 1990, 1995, 2004, 2007 on BTN2Go. We’re geared up for this annual rivalry game today and have a few

Tonight on '#BTNLive:' It's Spartans vs. Wolverines

Tonight on “#BTNLive” the radio show at 7 p.m. ET, BTN’s Rick Pizzo and Gerry DiNardo talk to Detroit News sports reporter Angelique Chengelis (@chengelis on Twitter) for a deeper look at the Michigan-Michigan State game. Also, former Penn State quarterback Daryll Clark discusses Penn State’s challenge at Iowa. “#BTNLive” is radio show Mondays through Fridays and airs as a TV simulcast Tuesdays and Thursdays. In this post, listen to all of the shows from this week and get the complete radio listings, too. Previously, on “#BTNLive” … Oct. 18, 2012: Dave Revsine, Howard Griffith and DiNardo give some Big

Flashback: Watch four UM-MSU classics online

The latest football game between Michigan and Michigan State airs live Saturday on BTN/BTN2Go at 3:30 p.m. and you can catch Glen Mason’s full interview with Brady Hoke at 11 a.m. ET on our Saturday pregame show. But you don’t have to wait to watch a few classics between these two Big Ten rivals right here and right now. Watch previous battles between the Wolverines and the Spartans from 1990, 1995, 2004, 2007 on BTN2Go. We’ve got other great games from earlier versions of this Saturday’s Week 8 matchups on BTN2Go, too. Scroll down for earlier games between Ohio State and

Numbers: Big stats for big Week 8 games

Week 8 in the Big Ten is chock full of intriguing games. Michigan-Michigan State has arguably been the most talked-about rivalry in the conference over the last five years – from Mike Hart’s “little brother” quip in 2007 all the way through the early-season derogatory comments about Denard Robinson on Twitter by some Michigan State players this season. I can’t wait to get it going Saturday at 3:30 ET on BTN/BTN2Go. But that’s far from the only compelling game this weekend. Nebraska-Northwestern is a huge one in Evanston with both teams needing a win in their quests to get to