After going through that experience last year in a 12-10 loss in Ann Arbor, the Spartans are determined not to feel that way again – especially the seniors.
"Probably one of the worst feelings I've felt," senior offensive guard Blake Treadwell said. "I'll tell you what, the locker room and stuff, I'll never forget. I can't explain the feeling, especially seeing our seniors' faces last year of how much it hurt them."
Fellow senior and captain Max Bullough said while it's always a sick feeling coming off a loss, it is a little bigger with Michigan.
"It's a motivating factor," he said. "We've felt both sides of it. We know how great it feels to win and how awful it feels to lose it.
"I think that just gives us that much more motivation because we want to have that good feeling and we sure as heck don't want to have that bad feeling."
Michigan State is 4-2 against Michigan since Mark Dantonio became head coach in 2007, with losses in 2007 and 2012.
The Spartans have not lost to the Wolverines in East Lansing since 2007.