Michigan not motivated by last year’s Michigan State game

Posted at 12:03 AM, Oct 25, 2016
and last updated 2016-10-25 00:03:13-04

ANN ARBOR, Mich -- This certainly isn't the game that fans expected coming into the season, Michigan State (2-5) on a five game losing streak.  Meanwhile, Michigan (7-0) up to number two in the country and while fans may be thinking revenge following the way last years game ended, that's not what's on the mind of the wolverines

"It doesn't matter what's happened before this week for us or an opponent, never does. it matters what happens on the game day. we know the challenge, we know the task in front of us" Michigan head coach Jim Harbaugh said.

"I think any loss hurts a little bit, but obviously the devastating loss last year hurt too, any loss hurts, at the end of the day we're just looking to win saturday and come out with a win in East Lansing " Michigan defensive end Chris Wormley said.

"Its not like we've completely forgotten or tried to pretend that last year didn't happen.  You look at it, you learn from it and move on.  It will always be there, but at the same time you gotta focus on what's in front of you and not forget about where you want to go.  Don't ignore your past, but don't forget where you're going and where you're at now" Michigan guard Ben Braden said.

"I know those guys are gonna go out there and compete.  They're gonna go out there and compete no matter what their record is right now.  I know they're a really frisky team, a really hard fought team and we just gotta go out there and handle business, because i know those guys are gonna have the mindset to handle their business" Michigan cornerback Jourdan Lewis said.

"The wolverines certainly not hyping this game up like you'd expect them to, maybe that's because this is looking like a total mismatch on Saturday.  The Wolverines are 21 point favorites.