Kickoff for the game is at 7:42 p.m. According to OddsShark, Michigan is favored by 11 points, and the over-under is set at 40. Michigan State is 4-1 overall and 2-0 in the Big Ten, also owning a home win vs. Iowa.
Multiple Michigan receivers had drops, but none was more devastating than Eddie McDoom's unbelievably bad error on a pass from O'Korn with under a minute left, effectively stymieing the Wolverines last gasp attempt at victory.
"It's pretty cool", McSorley said with a smile when asked about hearing that he first broke the record.
As a quarterback, he nearly completed a Hail Mary in the 1995 AFC championship game that could have lifted the Indianapolis Colts into the Super Bowl. After exchanging punts, MSU went on a 9 play, 83 yard drive making the MI defense look confused.
Where does that rank among disappointing setbacks?
"There'll be a little of young player development as part of our bye week", Franklin said. This has become a hallmark of Fleck's staff as Western Michigan was second in the nation a year ago in time of possession at 34:03. But with the Wolverines falling to Michigan State on Saturday night at home, coach Jim Harbaugh's team plummeted 10 spots in the AP Top-25 to No. 17.
The killer for MI came with 14:18 left. Michigan's defense is elite and I expect it to stop Lewerke from generating big plays with his legs.
On a night MI saluted the 1997 national champions, UM looked like it set back offense about 20 years.
There are two overriding story lines, which were revealed during Michigan State's 14-10 victory over Michigan Saturday night. "It is exciting to get another opportunity to play these guys and get some revenge for past years".
As he promised in 2007, Dantonio shattered Michigan's pride once again. That could help Michigan State move the ball on the ground with quarterback Brian Lewerke. Khalid Hill dove into the end zone on the next play to cut the score to 14-10. It just takes time. Probably not. But, you never know.
MI is 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games on field-turf, 1-6 in their last 7 October games, 1-4 against teams with a winning record, and 7-3 in their last 10 games following a loss. The brunt is going to fall on John O'Korn, who threw three second-half interceptions in his first start of the season. "I definitely took what he said and applied it". Indiana's offense ranks No. 69 in the country in yards per game and averages 29.6 points per game.
Ultimately Oklahoma has plenty of time to get back into the playoff race. MI will need much better production from the quarterback moving forward if they hope to bounce back from the loss.
"You don't do it by talking about it", he said, "you do it by changing the way you prepare".
Information from the Associated Press was used in this report.