Michigan State Spartans vs Minnesota Golden Gophers, 10/14/2017

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Michigan fell to Michigan State 14-10. AP Images

When the skies opened up, MI took to the air.

Kenny Willekes put on a show for the Michigan State Spartans in their epic 14-10 upset victory over the Michigan Wolverines. McKeon and Ty Isaac both fumbled, along with the three interceptions thrown by O'Korn.

John O'Korn has already been confirmed as the starter for MI, per Jim Harbaugh. Three of them were intercepted.

The Spartans travel to Minnesota for an 8 p.m. showdown with the Golden Gophers on Saturday on BTN.

"We talk about turnovers all the time", sophomore linebacker Joe Bachie said.

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Harris' Michigan career has featured multiple injury setbacks and a late position switch, as the Wolverines attempted to move the 6-foot-4, 188-pounder to cornerback before the start of the 2017 season. "I think it's a rivalry".

Eddie McDoom of MI dropped a pass at the MSU 30-yard line with:19 seconds left.

Despite a game plan that was clearly geared toward loading the box, the shifty back came close time after time to spinning out of a hit and breaking off a big one.

The Michigan team that handed Michigan State a victory on Saturday is not a top-25 team.

But as the game reached its climax and the rain soaked everything in its path, one thing became clear - the defense would need to finish the game.

Redshirt-junior Rose Chandler (Atlanta, Ga.) made two saves in the first half of play and the Nittany Lion defense gave up just four shots in 90 minutes of action.

MSU running back Gerald Holmes left the game after an apparent ankle injury early in the second quarter.

In a rainy game with a backup quarterback starting and a young receiving corps, Michigan committed five turnovers to Michigan State's zero, an impressive feat from the Spartans in bad conditions against an excellent Wolverines defense. Lewerke showed his athleticism and guts on the touchdown play, diving into a crowd of MI defenders at the goal line. However, the Spartans did not get a first down in the second half until 2:54 remained in the game.

MI doesn't need a blowout victory, but it needs a healthy shot of swagger.

The defense did provide Michigan's biggest second-half spark. It did force Jake Hartbarger to punt with his earhole in the MI student section.

Had Michigan held on to win just one of those games, Wolverines fans would probably be feeling a lot better about themselves right about now.

Where: Michigan Stadium, Ann Arbor, Mich.

John O'Korn entered the game with high hopes from MI fans.

MI has a championship level defense this year and for the foreseeable future as well.

The Wolverines outgained the Spartans, 300-252.

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