Monday, 11 October, 2010 11:42 AM
State wins rival game at 'The Big House'
by Jonathon Knight, Rolco Sports Network
University of Michigan Heisman Trophy canditate, Denard Robinson
only managed 86 yards against MSU.
ARBOR, Mich. -- In front of 113,065, the second largest
crowd in Michigan Stadium history, Michigan State beat Michigan
for the third straight time, 34-17. The advantage of the home crowd
vanished by the third quarter. They were stunned and silent.
of the undefeated teams came down to better execution by Michigan
State's quarterback, Kirk Cousins. He threw for a touchdown and
Edwin Baker, Le'Veon Bell and Larry Caper each ran for one. The
Spartans had 536 yards of total offense.
(6-0, 2-0 Big Ten) trailed midway through the second quarter before
their scoring binge, and MSU coach Mark Dantonio had a small smile
from his spot in the press box. Dantonio is recovering from a heart
incident of three weeks ago.
Trophy candidate Denard Robinson and Michigan (5-1, 1-1 Big Ten)
struggled with three interceptions, two in the Red Zone. He was
17 of 29 for 215 yards. He only managed 86 yards on the ground in
avoided turning the ball over and threw for 284 yards. He recorded
his 12th 200-yard passing game of his career, throwing for 284 yards,
18-25 and no picks.
game Dantonio said, “You embrace rivalries; that's the way
I've coached wherever I've been. It's good for college football,
and it's good for fans." It is the second week MSU has beaten
a ranked opponent.
Rich Rodriguez said, “We made too many mistakes against a
good team to win today. There is a laundry list of things that we
need to get better at, and we've got a good football team coming
in. I think our guys will take it serious and know what we've got
to work on. We'll start back to work on Monday.”
play for the Paul Bunyan Trophy each year and at the end of the
game with the Spartans celebrating in ‘The Big House’,
ABC announcer, Sean McDonough had the best quip of the day, “They
may just retire the Paul Bunyan Trophy to East Lansing with this
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BY JASON RZUCIDLO / ©AMERICAJR.com
The big rivalry game took place on Saturday at Michigan Stadium
"The Big House."