10* College Game of the Year
Michigan vs. Michigan State,
11/02/2013 15:30 EDT,
Score: 6 - 29
Point Spread: -4½/-111 Michigan State
MSU will have revenge on their mind this afternoon as its four-game winning streak in the series was snapped with a 12-10 loss in Ann Arbor last season. The Spartans are also looking to beat the Wolverines for the third consecutive time at Spartan Stadium for the first time in school history. I got the Spartans here as their defense is legit ranked top 5 in every major statistical category. Michigan State leads the FBS in total defense, surrendering an average of 215.5 yards. Michigan's offense is one dimensional and will rely on the run where Michigan should dominate. Michigan at some point will have to try to force the pass and that's where the Spartan defense has been a rock. Michigan turns the ball over too much with 3+ turnovers in 4 of 7 games this year. Devon Gardner's 108 QB rating on the road is not impressive compared to Michigan State's QB who is gaining confidence and has taken care of the football 12 TD to only 2 interceptions. The difference in this game is going to be the defense. Michigan State can force turnovers and have a short field Michigan can not. Michigan State had issues moving the ball early on due to WR drops and inconsistent play at RB and now it seems like they have corrected that issue and have found consistency with Langford. Michigan TE A.J. Williams (violation of team rules) will serve a one-game suspension and not play and I think Michigan State wins this one by double digits.