USC's track record in non-marquee December bowl games isn't very good, so Trojans fans might want to be wary of their Sun Bowl matchup with Georgia Tech.
USC has had the Sun Bowl blues, as it has lost its only two trips to El Paso, falling to Michigan State in 1990 and TCU in 1998.
Against Michigan State, Michigan's defense showed capable enough to win a Big Ten championship whether the Wolverines' offense puts up points or not.
Michael Rothstein writes in his Front Four keys to the game that Michigan has its best chance to end Michigan State's four-game winning streak as long as it plays well and keeps on an even keel.
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.
A look at Michigan's defensive recruiting during the past two cycles compared to the offensive recruiting of rivals Ohio State, Michigan State and Notre Dame.
A look at Michigan's offensive recruiting during the past two cycles compared to the defensive recruiting of rivals Ohio State, Michigan State and Notre Dame.