Against Michigan State, Michigan's defense showed capable enough to win a Big Ten championship whether the Wolverines' offense puts up points or not.
Fowlerville residents Wayne Copeland and Frank Utter, lifelong Michigan Sate fans, always enjoyed their friendly wager with their rehab specialist, former Michigan baseball star Scott Weaver.
Kenny Guiton stepped in capably when Braxton Miller missed a handful of plays against Michigan State, justifying Urban Meyer's faith in the backup.
Ohio State proved at Michigan State that it has the ability to change gears from its uptempo, no-huddle offense down to a possession-based, clock-killing style when necessary.
As long as Ohio State has at least one more point than the opponent, there won't be any complaining from Urban Meyer, who won in his first game in a new conference for the fourth time in his coaching career.
Big plays, bad reads, turnovers, injuries -- the Buckeyes right now only go as far as Braxton Miller can take them. On Saturday at Michigan State, he took them to 5-0.
Jake Stoneburner has wide receiver skills, but the senior tight end's blocking prowess allows him to make a positive impact even if he doesn't catch the ball.
Braxton Miller still is figuring out how to be comfortable in the pocket, and his line knows protection will be key against a Michigan State team that sacked Miller nine times in 2011.
Michigan State running back Le'Veon Bell will provide a stern test for an Ohio State team that has struggled even making straightforward tackles heading into its Big Ten opener on the road Saturday.
Be it playing passively with a spy or playing aggressively and blitzing frequently, there is no surefire way to stop Denard Robinson.
Ohio State's first road game of 2012 will be at Michigan State, against its rugged defense with eight returning starters.
Michigan is basking in the glow of three in a row over Michigan State, adding spark to a rivalry that had been all Spartans for a while.
Georgia wide receiver Tavarres King sets school single-game receiving yards record, Blair Walsh has tough end to rough season and Tampa duo has disappointing homecoming.
Georgia and Michigan State come into Monday's Outback Bowl with something to prove, as the Bulldogs look for a signature win over a Spartans team that wants to end a bowl losing streak.
Day one of six straight practices to start Outback Bowl preparation exposes a little rust as players haven't hit the field in almost two weeks.
The Outback Bowl on Sunday invited the SEC East champion Bulldogs to face Michigan State on Jan. 2 in Tampa, Fla.