The Michigan-Michigan State 2009 football match is even bigger than usual for each Michigan team. The Michigan-Michigan State 2009 football game will either continue Michigan’s 2009 comeback, or save Michigan State’s season. The Wolverines and Spartans resume their grudge in East Lansing today, as Michigan-Michigan State 2009 football continues their rush through the Big 10 schedule.
Michigan and Michigan State have gone down surprising paths already in 2009. The Spartans high hopes have already almost been dashed, with last second losses to Notre Dame, Wisconsin and even Central Michigan at home. For 1-3 Michigan State, they would be put in a big hole with a loss to the Wolverines today.
For the Wolverines, their 2009 clash with Michigan State is another statement game. They can surpass their entire win total in 2008 by going to 4-0 today, and continue to prove their case that they are contenders again. Unlike the Spartans, the Wolverines were able to pull out a last second win over Notre Dame this year, and took care of the other inferior teams on their schedule – despite difficulties with Indiana last week.
The Michigan-Michigan State 2009 football game is obviously not going to be overlooked by the Wolverines. However, they might be tempted to look ahead to next week, since their next game against Iowa got bigger after the Hawkeyes upset Penn State. If Michigan wins today, then they may have a clash of unbeatens against the Hawkeyes next week, where they can move further up the Big 10 ranks.
Their chances for that rely on new freshman sensation Tate Forcier, who is recovering from a shoulder injury and a mediocre performance against Indiana, though he is cleared to start. Forcier has been the toast of Ann Arbor since his comeback against Notre Dame, but that could go away if they lose to one of their other arch-rivals today.
Michigan-Michigan State 2009 has two rivals coming in with vastly different goals. The Wolverines want to continue dreaming of bigger things to come in 2009, while the Spartans may be playing to salvage their bowl hopes already. Both teams have played their share of tight, thrilling games in the early weeks, so it may be no different today as they battle for state bragging rights, starting at noon EST.
The Only Colors- “Preview: Michigan State vs Michigan” www.theonlycolors.com/2009/10/2/1066195/preview-michigan-state-vs-michigan
Sign On San Diego- “Michigan stimulus” www3.signonsandiego.com/stories/2009/oct/02/michigan-stimulus/