Saturday, 10/29, 12 PM: #2 Michigan at Michigan State
Coach Harbaugh backed off the psychotic hanging judge routine a bit last week, electing to cap the Wolverines public execution of Illinois at a manageable 41-8 margin. However the specter of an in-state rival along with the tragi-comic circumstances of UM's loss to the Spartans last season may spark weird ideas about retribution. Michigan State has lost five straight, rapidly turning a down year for Mark Dantonio's squad into a legitimate catastrophe. Even a tough, competitive effort against Michigan would make the season feel a lot better. Against all reason, here's guessing they get it.