NCAA Football

Patterson leads Michigan over rival MSU

(AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) Michigan had plenty of reasons to be motivated to beat Michigan State, barely defeating its in-state rival over the last decade and losing to every ranked team on the road for a dozen years.

The Wolverines, though, were even more fired up to win after a pregame spat with the Spartans.

Shea Patterson threw two touchdown passes and No. 6 Michigan earned a desperately needed 21-7 win over No. 24 Michigan State on Saturday, snapping a streak of 17 consecutive losses to ranked teams on the road.

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AP Rank
Rank School Rec
1 Alabama (7-0)
2 Ohio State (7-0)
3 Clemson (6-0)
4 Notre Dame (7-0)
5 LSU (6-1)
6 Michigan (6-1)
7 Texas (6-1)
8 Georgia (6-1)
9 Oklahoma (5-1)
10 UCF (6-0)
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Coaches Rank
Rank School Rec
1 Alabama (7-0)
2 Ohio State (7-0)
3 Clemson (6-0)
4 Notre Dame (7-0)
5 LSU (6-1)
6 Georgia (6-1)
7 Michigan (6-1)
8 Texas (6-1)
9 UCF (6-0)
10 Oklahoma (5-1)
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