Michigan State 34, Michigan 17: Your comprehensive guide to Saturday's coverage
Melanie Maxwell | AnnArbor.com
After three in a row, Michigan State is "little brother" no more.
For the first time since 1965-67, the Michigan State football team has a three-game winning streak against Michigan. The third -- and most convincing -- came Saturday at Michigan Stadium, when the Spartans kept Wolverine sophomore phenom Denard Robinson in check and racked up 536 total yards of offense.
Michigan's 67-31-5 series record aside, the Spartans now own this intrastate rivalry.
AnnArbor.com reporters were everywhere on Saturday, bringing you stories from before, during and after the game.
Here is a recap of what you can find on our site:
â€¢ In Pete Bigelow's main game story, he reports that Michigan says it won't allow the 34-17 loss to Michigan State to be demoralizing.
â€¢ After a storybook start to his season, Denard Robinson falls back to reality on Saturday.
â€¢ The Michigan defense continues to struggle, giving up more than 500 yards for the third time in six games this year.
â€¢ MSU's Kirk Cousins quietly proved he was more than the "other quarterback" in Saturday's matchup.
â€¢ The Spartans sweep Bigelow's game balls, with the biggest one going to the Spartans' defense.
â€¢ Heather Lockwood caught up with some celebrating MSU fans and not-so-happy Wolverine fans.
â€¢ It was a busy day in the Big House for police officers, who arrested six and ejected 64 during Saturday's Michigan vs. Michigan State game.
â€¢ And, of course, you can track all of the Grand Rapids Press' MSU coverage on MLive.com.
â€¢ AnnArbor.com photographers Melanie Maxwell and Lon Horwedel bring you this slideshow, with images from throughout the day:
â€¢ Jim Knight kept a running update file during the game. Check that out here.
â€¢ Rich Rezler and Mike Rothstein hosted a live chat during the game. Read that transcript here.
Around the Big Ten (click on score for full game recap)
Purdue 20, Northwestern 17: Boilermaker quarterback Rob Henry conmpleted just 6 of 18 passes, but he rushed for 132 yards and a touchdown to help Purdue (3-2, 1-0) win at Northwestern's Ryan Field. Northwestern (5-1, 1-1 Big Ten) was led by quarterback Dan Persa, who threw for 305 yards and ran for a touchdown.
Illinois 33, Penn State 13: Mikel Leshoure ran for 119 yards and Nathan Scheelhaasse completed 15 of 19 passes for 151 yards and a touchdown in helping Illinois (3-2, 1-1 Big Ten) win for the first time in Happy Valley. Rob Bolden had a brutal day under center for Penn State (3-3, 0-2), completing only eight of 21 passes for 142 yards with one touchdown and one interception.
Ohio State 38, Indiana 10: Terrelle Pryor threw three first-half touchdowns and finished with a career-high 334 passing yards in just over three quarters of play. Daniel Herron ran for a pair of touchdowns for the Buckeyes (6-0, 2-0 Big Ten), who have won 12 straight games dating back to last season. Indiana quarterback Ben Chappell, who threw for a school-record 480 yards last week against Michigan, was 16-of-26 for 106 yards and two interceptions.
Wisconsin 41, Minnesota 23: John Clay ran for 111 yards and three touchdowns and James White added 118 rushing yards and two scores as Wisconsin (5-1, 1-1) won Paul Bunyan's Axe. Scott Tolzien was efficient throwing the ball, completing 17 of 23 passes for 223 yards and one touchdown.