Preview: Michigan and Michigan State Football

Coach Brady Hoke has talked about winning the Big Ten title ever since replacing Rich Rodriguez. Now in his third season at Michigan, Hoke has in-state rival Michigan State blocking the Wolverines’ path in achieving that goal.

The Spartans enter the game with the top-ranked defense in the country while the Wolverines offense has struggled to block consistently all season. Add to the mix that Michigan has struggled on the road under Hoke and it’s obvious that this game represents a major challenge.

The Wolverines, who enter the game as an underdog, will need to find consistency on both offense and defense, something that has eluded them all season.

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Game Day- Michigan Wolverines vs The Michigan State Spartans

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#23 Michigan vs. Michigan State

Date: Saturday, Oct. 20, 2012   |   Time: 3:30 p.m. ET
Venue: Michigan Stadium   |   Location: Ann Arbor, Mich.
TV: Big Ten Network (Channel Finder)
Radio: Michigan Sports Network (Affiliates)

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U-M leads, 67-32-5Last Meeting
Michigan State 28, Michigan 14
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Brady Hoke – Time to show what he’s made of

Up until this point he could do no wrong.

He dismissed the initial doubts of many by luring Greg Mattison to be his defensive coordinator.

He talked and acted like Michigan coach should.

He spoke of coaches taking responsibility, of his team needing to out-tough opponents.

And the dominoes fell; Western, Notre Dame, Eastern, San Diego State, Minnesota, and Northwestern.

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M FOOTBALL 2011-OUCH, ITS THE SPARTANS AGAIN-M-14, MSU-28

By Andy Andersen

Saturday the Michigan State Spartans’ defense overwhelmed the Denard Robinson led Wolverine offense to notch their fourth straight victory over the Wolverines, and to notch Brady Hoke’s first loss as the Wolverine head football coach.

We should not be over eager to condemn Denard Robinson. The 7 sacks the Wolverines endured indicates that it was not the best game that the offensive line has had this year, although it is perplexing that Denard could not get rid of the ball more than he did.

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