Instant analysis: Michigan 12, MSU 10
Michigan held off a second-half Spartans surge to end Michigan State's four-year winning streak. Michigan quarterback Denard Robinson led a final-minute drive down the field and a field goal gave the Wolverines a 12-10 win.
It was over when: Brendan Gibbons' 31-yard field goal attempt sailed through the uprights with nine seconds remaining. The rivalry game went down to the wire, and at any given point an interception or fumble seemed as though it were on the horizon. A few times, they were. But the Wolverines were able to close out a sometimes shaky game with a solid final drive and an even more solid field goal.
Game ball goes to: Jake Ryan. With his team trailing 10-9, Jake Ryan forced a fumble on the 8-yard line, and although Michigan State recovered, it forced Michigan State to punt with about two minutes remaining in the fourth quarter. It kept the Wolverines' chances alive, and gave Michigan a final chance.
Stat of the game: 31 yards. Gibbons also should get a share of the game ball, but without Ryan's forced fumble he would've never gotten the opportunity to try the field goal. But he gets props with the stat of the game. It was Gibbons' second field goal of the night, and the most clutch kick since his game-winning field goal in the Allstate Sugar Bowl last season.
What it means: The Wolverines move to 3-0 in the Big Ten and are setting themselves up nicely for a marquee game with Iowa on Nov. 17 to find out which team could be headed to Indianapolis in December to represent the Legends Division in the Big Ten championship game.
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BIG TEN SCOREBOARD
Final Washington State 45 Colorado State 48 Final 20 Fresno State 20 25 USC 45 Final Buffalo 24 San Diego State 49 Final Tulane 21 Louisiana-Lafayette 24
Final Pittsburgh 30 Bowling Green 27 Final Utah State 21 23 Northern Illinois 14
Final Marshall 31 Maryland 20 Final Syracuse 21 Minnesota 17 Final Brigham Young 16 Washington 31
Final Rutgers 16 Notre Dame 29 Final Cincinnati 17 North Carolina 39 Final Miami (FL) 9 18 Louisville 36 Final Michigan 14 Kansas State 31
Final Middle Tennessee 6 Navy 24 Final Ole Miss 25 Georgia Tech 17 Final 10 Oregon 30 Texas 7 Final 14 Arizona State 23 Texas Tech 37
Final Arizona 42 Boston College 19 Final Virginia Tech 12 17 UCLA 42 Final Rice 7 Mississippi State 44 Final 24 Duke 48 21 Texas A&M 52
Final Nebraska 24 22 Georgia 19 Final UNLV 14 North Texas 36 Final Iowa 14 16 LSU 21 Final 19 Wisconsin 24 9 South Carolina 34 Final 5 Stanford 20 4 Michigan State 24 Final 15 UCF 52 6 Baylor 42
Final 13 Oklahoma State 31 8 Missouri 41 Final 12 Clemson 40 7 Ohio State 35