This installment of the Michigan-Michigan State rivalry, the battle for the Paul Bunyan Trophy, is shaping up to be historic.
Both teams (Michigan at No. 6 and Michigan State at No. 8) are well ranked within the top-10 and both teams are also perfect 7-0. There have been some big games in this rivalry before, but few with the possible fallout from the 114th meeting between the two schools.
For starters, it’s the first time since 1964 that both teams have entered the showdown inside the top 10. The 7-0 start is also the best of Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh’s career at his alma mater, although the Wolverines still remain. they have to face a ranked opponent this season.
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Harbaugh, however, has struggled against the top 10 teams over the course of his tenure, going just 2-12 against the top 10 teams while at Michigan.
Michigan State won last year’s rivalry meeting, defeating then-No. 13 Michigan at Ann Arbor as 24.5-point underdogs. It marked the first win of the Mel Tucker era at Michigan State and was one of two victories last year for the Spartans, who quickly turned things around in 2021.
One team will leave Saturday’s game with the first loss of its season. But for the winner, the road to the college football playoff becomes much more real and much closer.
Here’s how to see this Big Ten marquee game in action.
What channel is Michigan vs. Michigan State today?
- Television channel (national): Fox
- Live broadcast: Fox Sports app, fuboTV
The Michigan-Michigan meeting will be broadcast nationally on Fox. Gus Johnson will handle play-by-play duties, while Joel Klatt will join him in the booth as analyst. Jenny Taft also joins the duo as a secondary reporter.
What time does Michigan vs. Michigan State?
- Date: Saturday October 30
- Kick off: Noon and
Michigan vs. Michigan State will kick off at noon ET from Spartan Stadium in East Lansing, Michigan.
2021 Michigan Soccer Schedule
|against western michigan||4th of September||Michigan 47, Western Michigan 14|
|against Washington||11 of September||Michigan 31, Washington 10|
|against northern illinois||September 18||Michigan 63, Northern Illinois 10|
|against Rutgers||September 25th||Michigan 20, Rutgers 13|
|in Wisconsin||October 2nd||Michigan 38, Wisconsin 17|
|in nebraska||October 9||Michigan 32, Nebraska 29|
|vs. Northwest||October 23||Michigan 33, Northwest 7|
|in the state of Michigan||30th of October||TBD|
|against Indiana||November 6th||TBD|
|at Penn State||November 13||TBD|
|in Maryland||November 20||TBD|
|against the state of Ohio||November 27||TBD|
2021 Michigan State Soccer Schedule
|in northwest||September 3||Michigan State 38, Northwest 21|
|against the state of Youngstown||11 of September||Michigan State 42, Youngstown State 14|
|at No. 24 Miami (FL)||September 18||Michigan State 38, Miami 17|
|against Nebraska||September 25th||Michigan State 23, Nebraska 20 (overtime)|
|against western kentucky||October 2nd||Michigan State 48, Western Kentucky 31|
|at Rutgers||October 9||Michigan State 31, Rutgers 13|
|in indiana||October 23||Michigan State 20, Indiana 15|
|against Michigan||30th of October||TBD|
|at Purdue||November 6th||TBD|
|against Maryland||November 13||TBD|
|in the state of Ohio||November 20||TBD|
|against Penn State||November 27||TBD|
Eddie is an Australian news reporter with over 9 years in the industry and has published on Forbes and tech crunch.