Michigan at Michigan State OCtober 29, 2016 | EAST Lansing, Michigan

The No. 2-ranked Michigan Wolverines scored on each of their first-half possessions and hung on for a 32-23 road win over the Michigan State Spartans on Saturday (Oct. 29) to regain the Paul Bunyan Trophy.

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Video Highlights


  • After falling behind 7-0, Michigan scored on each of its five first-half possessions (three touchdowns, two field goals) to lead 27-10 at halftime.
  • Amara Darboh (left) made several acrobatic catches on the way to a career-best 165 yards receiving.
  • Michigan is now 69-35-5 all-time against Michigan State, including 20-14-2 on the road.
  • The Wolverines are 8-0 for the fourth time in the past 40 years (1986, 1997, 2006, 2016).
  • U-M’s 5-0 record in Big Ten play represents its best start to conference play since going 6-0 in 2007.
  • Attendance: 75,802

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Jabrill Peppers

  • 7 - Tackles (4 solo, 3 assists)
  • 5 - Rushes for 24 yards and 1 touchdown
  • 2 - Points for defensive PAT on fumble return
  • 2 - Kick returns (1 kickoff, 1 punt)
  • 1 - Sack for -8 yards


The coaches: Mark Dantonio and Jim Harbaugh

1st Quarter

After MSU marched 75 yards on its opening drive, U-M held the Spartans to just 73 yards the rest of the half.

2nd Quarter

De'Veon Smith (4) scored on two shorts runs in the second quarter for his first multi-TD game of the year.

3rd Quarter

Wilton Speight was 16 of 25 passing for 244 yards and guided the Wolverines to 436 yards of total offense.

4th Quarter

Delano Hill (44) paced the Michigan defense, racking up a career-best 11 tackles (10 solo) against the Spartans.

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Michigan vs. Maryland

Saturday, Nov. 5 • 3:30 p.m. EDT • Michigan Stadium


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