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Podcast: Analyzing 2015 Michigan vs Michigan State Matchup

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On Saturday, the No. 7-ranked Michigan State Spartans will face their biggest test of the season when they meet the No. 12-ranked Michigan Wolverines in Ann Arbor.

Here in Michigan, this game is a major deal–so, along with my co-host John Gustin, the late-week episode of Sports in the Mitten was dedicated to dissecting the 2015 edition of the in-state rivalry.

It’s the official debut of first-year Wolverines coach Jim Harbaugh, and it’s a game that’ll heavily influence the race for a Big Ten title. At 6-0 (2-2), the Spartans haven’t exactly dazzled through the first half of the year, but they’ve done enough to maintain their undefeated record. At 5-1 (2-0), the Wolverines are among the most-talked-about teams in America–and that’s because they’re winning in stunning fashion.

Look at 38-0 over Northwestern, 28-0 over Maryland and 31-0 over BYU. That’s a trademark streak if there ever was one, and Michigan appears to be the better team. The better team always win this game, says Matt Pargoff of Maize and Blue News, who joins SITM to analyze the Wolverines’ offense, defense and special teams.

Michigan State is primarily covered by myself and Gustin, who did a wonderful job of mixing the intro. If you like Michigan passing game coordinator Jedd Fisch talking about Jake Rudock and Halo music, you’ll certainly appreciate the beginning of our best Michigan-Michigan State discussion of the year.

Predictions included.

Oh, and Michigan fans got Magic.

Follow Adam Biggers of Today’s U on Twitter @AdamBiggers81

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