3. The Wolverines haven’t lost a Big Ten game in two years
October 30, 2021, was the last time Michigan football was defeated by a fellow Big Ten foe. That was this same Spartan program that has fallen off of a cliff since winning that top 10 collision.
They lack an identity and a coach who can compete with Michigan football and the rest of the stout conference. They can cry for Urban Meyer all they want, but that job doesn’t have the national relevance that Michigan or Ohio State possesses.
The maize and blue had that one in hand until Kenneth Walker broke loose. It was the lowlight of the Mike MacDonald era as defensive coordinator. Since then the Spartans have only scored seven points on Jesse Minter’s defense. Following Mike Sainristil’s pick-six, that unit has as many points as does Michigan State’s offense in the two blowouts.
The turnaround has been so impressive that words can’t describe it. Michigan football looks like the nation’s finest but still has a boatload of work ahead.
In a sense, the season is just getting started. The offense is humming, while the defense is leading the country by surrendering just six and a half points every time out.