(EAST LANSING, MI) — The 22nd-ranked Michigan State Spartans remained perfect in Big 10 play, defeating No. 21 Michigan 29-6 on Saturday.
Michigan State (8-1, 5-0 Big 10) held the Wolverins to minus-48 yards rushing, the worst output in the program’s history.
“Don’t worry about all the things that are being said — just keep your mouth shut,” Dantonio said when asked about the week-long hype surrounding the game. “Get ready to play, start the game and finish stronger than when you started. We were going to let the lion out of the cage at 3:30, and that’s what happened.”
Connor Cook accounted for two total touchdowns, but the nation’s top-ranked defense took center stage at Spartan Stadium. Shilique Calhoun and Ed Davis each has 2 1/2 sacks, giving Michigan quarterback Devin Gardner an extremely tough time.
Gardner threw for 210 yards and one interception in the loss as the Wolverines fell to 6-2.
The Spartans have won five of their last six meetings against Michigan.
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Jill Martin, CNN