Michigan vs. Michigan State football: Everything you need to know about epic showdown

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No. 6 Michigan Wolverines (7-0, 4-0 Big Ten) vs. No. 7 Michigan State Spartans (7-0, 4-0)

When: Noon, Saturday.

Where: Spartan Stadium, East Lansing.

TV: Fox.

Radio: WJR-AM (760), WXYT-FM (97.1) and WWJ-AM (950).

Weather projection: Cloudy with a high of 55 degrees, slight chance of a rain shower. Winds at 10 to 15 mph.

Line: Wolverines by 4½.

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Game notes: Michigan was a 24½-point favorite last year in Ann Arbor. MSU won that game, 27-24, for coach Mel Tucker's first win. Now, they'll play in East Lansing for the first time since 2018. ... There is a lot of history being made this week: There has never been a 7-0 vs. 7-0 matchup between these schools. The last time both were unbeaten entering the game was 2010 (both 5-0). The last time both were ranked in the top 10 for the game was 1964. ... Wolverines coach Jim Harbaugh is 2-0 on the road in this rivalry, 3-3 overall. Now in Year 7 and with everything on the line, Harbaugh faces the most pressure of anyone in this game. And this game has big-time College Football Playoff implications. ... Michigan leads the all-time series — first played in 1898 — 71-37-5, but MSU has won 9 of 13 and currently holds the four-foot Paul Bunyan Trophy.

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