ESPN analysts Mark May and Robert Smith both predict Michigan to beat Michigan State on Saturday. Smith even used the “Big Brother” reference in making his prediction. That comment alone you can bet will be bulletin board material for the Spartans. Coach Mark Dantonio has used that as motivation since he’s been the head man at Michigan State.
Michigan is on a roll right now and the Spartans have struggled in beating lesser competition the last two weeks in Purdue and Rutgers. Michigan’s defense has shutout the last three opponents, which has made everybody take notice. Coach Jim Harbaugh has instilled some confidence in a team that is basically the players left over from Brady Hoke.
The national media has really jumped on the Michigan bandwagon and has projected them as a playoff team. This is THE game in the Big 10 this week and the winner will be in a good position in not only the league, but nationally as well. We will see how the rest of the season plays out.