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MSU stuns Michigan 27-24 in Ann Arbor live on FOX 17

Posted at 9:53 AM, Oct 31, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-31 15:43:55-04

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Michigan State upset Michigan 27-24 as the two squared off for their annual intrastate Big Ten Conference college football rivalry Saturday.

Kickoff was at noon and the game was televised live on FOX 17.

The game was played at the Big House in Ann Arbor. Michigan Stadium is the nation's largest football stadium with a capacity of 107,601, but there were no fans in the stands today due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The hometown Wolverines entered the contest as 21.5-point favorites. Michigan is currently ranked 13th in the nation. Coach Jim Harbaugh's charges came in 1-0 fresh from a 49-24 victory at 21st-rated Minnesota last Saturday.

Michigan State entered the fray with a 0-1 ledger. Coach Mel Tucker's Spartans suffered a 38-27 homefield loss to Rutgers in their season opener one week ago today.

Michigan had won three of the last four meetings with MSU, including a 44-10 triumph last season when quarterback Shea Patterson threw for 384 yards and four touchdowns in Ann Arbor.

After Saturday's final seconds ticked off the clock, Michigan now leads the all-time series 71-37-5 over Michigan State.