Led by Jeremy Langford’s 35 carry, 177-yard, three-touchdown performance, Michigan State (7-1, 4-0) beat Michigan for the sixth time in seven years to not only remain atop the Big Ten but also kept hope alive to punch their ticket to the inaugural four team college football playoff.
Michigan (3-5, 1-3) senior quarterback Devin Gardner struggled for a second straight year at Spartan Stadium, coughing the football up three times, including a pick six, as the Wolverines and Brady Hoke couldn’t score enough to compliment an admirable performance from the defense.
Michigan State outgained Michigan 446 to 186 as the Spartans earned 22 first downs compared to just 13 for the Wolverines.
Coming into the game, Michigan’s defense gave up just 93-yards rushing per game, allowing 219 Saturday against Michigan State.
Josh Newkirk and Kyle Bogenschutz dissect the loss below: