Michigan vs. Michigan State has been a legacy rivalry forever, but it would be easy to argue that for the last 10 years it's been more contentious than ever. Blame it on Mike Hart's "little brother" comments or blame it on having a Michigan State coach that hates Michigan more than you'll ever hate anything in your life. Regardless, the feud has been bubbling over for a while. On the field, it hasn't been quite as heated. Michigan State is 8-2 in its last 10 games against Michigan, and several of those games haven't been close. Jim Harbaugh is 1-2 against the Spartans, with his lone win coming in 2016 when Michigan State finished 3-9 -- its worst season since 1994. Michigan State bounced back from that nightmare year to go 9-3 and make the Holiday Bowl against Washington State on Dec. 28. Michigan, who went 8-4 this year (5-4 in conference), got a New Year's Day draw with the Outback Bowl against South Carolina. When discussing the draw, Dantonio didn't show any disappointment in how the selection process shook out.
Michigan-Michigan State rivalry gets more heated after bowl game announcements
CBS Sports | Dec 4