Michigan and Michigan State will renew their rivalry on Saturday afternoon. Former Wolverines star Charles Woodson decided to take a few shots at the Spartans just before kickoff.
Woodson, now part of FOX's Big Noon Kickoff, was asked whether the Spartans or the Wolverines care more about the rivalry. He said the Spartans care more - and took a shot at their program, calling them "little brother." It's a phrase popularized by former Michigan running back Mike Hart back in 2007.
Michigan State fans have long objected to the "little brother" moniker. But it is fair to suggest the Spartans care more about the rivalry. Michigan's main rivalry is with Ohio State. Though that hasn't gone well for them in quite some time.
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Michigan leads the all-time series 71-36-5, but recent history has seen a much more balanced rivalry. In the 21st century, Michigan leads the series 10-9, but the Spartans have had a four-game winning streak and a three-game winning streak in that span.
Last year, Michigan took down Michigan State 44-10 in a rare blowout.
This year's contest will kick off Saturday at Noon. Michigan is favored, but you never know what's going to happen in a major rivalry game.