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Video: Michigan State’s Mark Dantonio Taunts Michigan Fans

Photo: Andy Shippy

After beating Michigan 27-23, Michigan State coach Mark Dantonio had a question for Spartans fans cheering in the stands of Michigan Stadium.

It’s short. It’s sweet.

“Where’d all the Wolverines go?!” Dantonio shouted as he left the field. Due to Saturday’s win, Dantonio is 7-2 versus the Wolverines, who last won in 2012.

The aftermath of Michigan vs. Michigan State 2015 continues to create headlines and buzz. Dantonio has also been accused of snubbing Wolverines coach Jim Harbaugh during the postgame handshake–as in, Dantonio never showed up for the customary exchange.

But the smear campaign is based on false information.

According to Mark Snyder of the Detroit Free Press, Harbaugh actually missed the handshake.

From Snyder:

Dantonio said “it’s too bad” he didn’t have a post-game handshake with U-M coach Jim Harbaugh in the chaos after the final play, but an MSU spokesman said Harbaugh congratulated MSU athletic director Mark Hollis. …

Michigan led 23-14 with nine minutes to play. But then Spartans quarterback Connor Cook found fullback Trevon Pendleton for 74 yards, setting up a goal-line touchdown by running back L.J. Scott.

With 10 seconds to play, Michigan just had to successfully punt the ball and cover the Spartans’ return. Michigan State lined 11 up front and rushed Wolverines punter Blake O’Neill, who bobbled the snap and lost the ball after being hit by Spartans defensive back Grayson Miller.

After the 15-yard loss for Michigan, Michigan State’s Jalen Watts-Jackson scooped the fumble and ran it into the end zone. He dislocated hip during the play and will miss the rest of the season.

Michigan vs. Michigan State will “never be over” for Dantonio, whose team won in legendary fashion Saturday. And as illustrated by the above video, his disdain for the Wolverines continues to grow stronger by the year.

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