One of the marquee matchups for Week 8 of the college football season will pit No. 6 Michigan against No. 24 Michigan State. Ahead of the Big Ten showdown on Saturday, The Herd host Colin Cowherd has made his pick in the Spoiler Alert segment.
Before making his choice, Cowherd pointed out that Michigan's superior run defense - on par or better than Alabama and Clemson - would help it take the game. He also noted that the Wolverines have been able to turn Shea Patterson into a more serviceable QB.
Then he made the pick:
"Michigan wins this game 28-20... By Noon my time tomorrow, Jim Harbaugh will be in control of the Big Ten along with Ohio State. It'll be 1 and 1A."
Michigan has lost eight of its last ten games against Michigan State.
Head coach Jim Harbaugh himself has lost two of his three prior games against the Spartans.