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.
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.
While the Wolverines were bouncing back and routing Purdue, Michigan State was getting crushed at Nebraska. It's a three-way race in the Legends Division.
This year's Wolverines insist they're different, that a loss to the Spartans will not send them into a downward spiral.
Michigan State forced Michigan to throw, and the Wolverines quarterbacks were not up to the challenge.
Michigan's past two seasons have quickly gone south after losing to Michigan State.