Oct. 3, 2009
Michigan is to 67-30-5 in the all-time series with Michigan State.
Michigan is 5-1 in overtime games dating back to 1997. Its last overtime game was a 34-31 triple OT victory over the Spartans in Michigan Stadium in 2005.
Sophomore wide receiver Darryl Stonum's 60-yard touchdown reception was the longest of his career and the team's second-longest passing play of the season (61-yard screen pass for a TD by Carlos Brown).
Fifth-year senior kick Jason Olesnavage converted a career-best two field goals, connecting from 36 and 43 yards in the first half.
Sophomore tight end Kevin Koger matched his career long with a 41-yard reception on team's second-quarter drive. It equaled his reception of the same yardage in last season's MSU game.
Senior linebacker Stevie Brown collected his first interception of the season and the fourth of his career on the game's third play. He returned the pick 18 yard to MSU's 14-yard line to set up an eventual field goal.
Junior/sophomore defensive tackle Ryan Van Bergen picked up a sack for the second straight game and partially tipped a Kirk Cousins pass that led to Stevie Brown's interception. Van Bergen finished the game with five tackles and the sack.
Senior/junior linebacker Obi Ezeh posted his ninth career double-digit tackle game.
Junior cornerback Donovan Warren collected an interception for the second straight week. His third-quarter interception at the seven-yard line stopped an MSU scoring chance.
Senior defensive end Brandon Graham picked up his first sack of the season and stripped Kirk Cousins on the play. Graham also made a key tackle for loss that forced an MSU field goal. Graham posted four tackles, a forced fumble, two TFLs and the sack on the day.
Redshirt freshman J.T. Floyd made his first career start at cornerback. Floyd finished the contest with a career-high four tackles and one pass breakup.
Michigan had a season-best 14-play scoring drive that consumed 5:08 in the second quarter.
Michigan State dominated the clock all day. The Spartans held the ball for 22:40 compared to 7:20 for Michigan in the first half. In addition, the Spartans ran 40 offensive plays compared to 20 for the Wolverines in the opening half. On the day, Michigan had the ball for 20:14 compared to MSU's 39:46.
Junior/sophomore fullback John McColgan switched to jersey number 49 from 43.
Today's game was the 399th televised game in school history.