East Lansing - Coming off an upset win over Penn State a week ago, No. 24 Michigan State welcomed in rival Michigan, ranked No. 6in the country, and its vaunted defense into Spartan Stadium on Saturday afternoon, looking for a third straight win over a top 10 team and second in as many weeks.
While the Michigan State offense saw running back L.J. Scott, receiver Darrell Stewart Jr. and guard Kevin Jarvis return from injury, the Spartans were still shorthanded and overmatched against the Wolverines defense, which ranked No. 2 in the country in total defense entering this week.
Despite a valiant effort from the Michigan State defense, the Wolverines would break through for touchdowns late in the third quarter and early in the fourth to hold off the Spartans for a 21-7 win, staying unbeaten in the Big Ten as Michigan keeps itself in the thick of the Big Ten East race.
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