Top 25 College Football Flashback (2018 Week 8) – Michigan State vs. Michigan

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One of my favorite rivalries resumes this weekend when the #6 Michigan Wolverines travel to East Lansing to tackle the #24 Michigan State Spartans. The two schools have met annually since 1925, although it wasn’t until the late ’50s that they started alternating sites. Prior to 1958 the Spartans had only played in Ann Arbor twice.

This week’s flashback looks over the history of the rivalry by presenting one Spartan home program from each decade they two have played, starting with the very first one in 1948 at Macklin Stadium.

MICHIGAN STATE SPARTANS VS. MICHIGAN WOLVERINES (SEPTEMBER 25, 1948)
September 25, 1948: Michigan 13, Michigan State 7
MICHIGAN STATE SPARTANS VS. MICHIGAN WOLVERINES (NOVEMBER 14, 1953)
November 14, 1953: #4 Michigan State 14, Michigan 6
MICHIGAN STATE SPARTANS VS. MICHIGAN WOLVERINES (OCTOBER 10, 1964)
October 10, 1964: #7 Michigan 17, #9 Michigan State 10
MICHIGAN STATE SPARTANS VS. MICHIGAN WOLVERINES (OCTOBER 11, 1975)
October 11, 1975: #8 Michigan 16, #15 Michigan State 6
MICHIGAN STATE SPARTANS VS. MICHIGAN WOLVERINES (OCTOBER 8, 1983)
October 8, 1983: #14 Michigan 42, Michigan State 0
MICHIGAN STATE SPARTANS VS. MICHIGAN WOLVERINES (OCTOBER 12, 1991)
October 12, 1991: #5 Michigan 45, Michigan State 28
MICHIGAN STATE SPARTANS VS. MICHIGAN WOLVERINES (OCTOBER 3, 2009)
October 3, 2009: Michigan State 26, #22 Michigan 20
MICHIGAN STATE SPARTANS VS. MICHIGAN WOLVERINES (OCTOBER 29, 2016)
October 29, 2016: #2 Michigan 32, Michigan State 23