The so-called “little brother” reigns supreme in the Wolverine State.
Unranked Michigan State upset No. 7 Michigan, 14-10, in Ann Arbor to take control of the Paul Bunyan trophy.
The Spartans held a 14-3 advantage at halftime and managed to hold their lead until time expired.
Quarterback Brian Lewerke accounted for both of Michigan State’s touchdowns, which included a 14-yard run in the first quarter and a 16-yard pass to Madre London midway through the second.
Lewerke finished with 94 yards on 11-of-22 passing and 61 yards on 15 rushing attempts.
Michigan State’s defense forced five turnovers, which included three interceptions and two fumble recoveries.
The Spartans have won four of their last five meetings against Michigan, despite the Wolverines holding an all-time series lead of 69-36-5. And they did it in the pouring rain, which could have forced them into turnovers rather than the other way around like it did.