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Posted on Sat, Oct 20, 2012 : 9:54 p.m.

Michigan 12, Michigan State 10: A comprehensive guide to our coverage

By Pete Cunningham


Michigan kicker Brendan Gibbons celebrates making the winning field goal as teammate wide receiver Drew Dileo stands by in the last seconds of the game against Michigan State at Michigan Stadium on Saturday.

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It has been a long wait for the Michigan football team, particularly the seniors, but the four-year drought against in-state rival Michigan State is finally over.

Brendan Gibbons kicked a 38 yard field goal with five seconds remaining to give Michigan a 12-10 win over Michigan State on Saturday. It was fitting that Gibbons would score the final points for the team as he and Matt Wile provided all the scoring for the Wolverines in the win.

Gibbons' kick was the fourth lead change in the second half alone in what will go down as a classic in the rivalry's history.

So after a four year sabbatical in East Lansing, the Paul Bunyan Trophy returned to Ann Arbor on Saturday, much to the delight of the Michigan players and fans that joined them on the field after the victory.

Check out our coverage from before, during and after the game:

Post-Game Coverage

In-Game coverage

Check out the action as it happened, and find out what the reaction was in real time, from Nick Baumgardner's live blog.

Pre-Game Coverage

Though 83 percent of 971 poll participants expected Michigan to pull out the win, most thought it would be by a much more comfortable margin. Before the game, 37 percent of readers thought Michigan would win by 4-10 points, 35 percent thought Michigan would win by 11 points or more and only 11 percent thought Michigan would win by 1-3 points.

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Sun, Oct 21, 2012 : 5:33 p.m.

Thanks, Brendan, you've made this old, long-time Wolverine fan very, very happy!


Sun, Oct 21, 2012 : 4:33 p.m.

All right Gibby!!!!!GO BLUE!!!!! on a somewhat more personal the couple who, dripping Spartan Regalia, yesterday asked me for directions to Michigan Stadium, if by some remote chance you are reading this, did you find the stadium all right?(wink-wink) Yak Yak Yak!!!!