To call the Michigan-Michigan State rivalry heated would be an understatement.
Before Saturday’s game, which Michigan won 21-7, there was a brief altercation when Michigan players stayed on the field during Michigan State’s traditional pregame walk.
Players getting into it and the Spartan logo getting defaced?
— FOX College Football (@CFBONFOX) October 20, 2018
After the game, Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh called the pregame scuffle “bush league,” and even called out MSU coach Mark Dantonio in the process.
“I heard about it. I didn’t see it,” Harbaugh said. “Apparently they clotheslined two of our guys and came out in their helmets. Lawrence Marshall, they just went up and clotheslined him. One of the guys ripped off LaVert Hill’s headphones. Total bush league, and apparently coach Dantonio was five yards behind it all smiling. I think it’s bush league. That’s my impression of it.”
Harbaugh says Dantonio was “5 yards behind smiling” during pregame issue Called it “bush league” pic.twitter.com/mL1QZ2cUMI
— angelique (@chengelis) October 20, 2018
Dantonio was asked about Harbaugh’s comments. He wasn’t having it, calling it “BS.”
Dantonio asked about pregame scuffle and Harbaugh’s comments pic.twitter.com/G2D5ZA6doW
— Kyle Austin (@kylebaustin) October 20, 2018
Michigan State had won eight of the previous 10 games in the series, including two of three during Harbaugh’s tenure as head coach.
But the Wolverines have traditionally dominated MSU. After the game, Chase Winovich, like other UM players in the past, referred to MSU as “little brother.”
"We knew they couldn't hang with us… Sometimes your little brother starts acting up, and you just gotta put them in place."
— Big Ten Network (@BigTenNetwork) October 20, 2018
He knew exactly what he was doing, too.
I’d like to take this moment to apologize… FOR ABSOLUTELY NOTHING! Go Blue!
— Chase Winovich (@Chase_Winovich) October 20, 2018
And like linebacker Devin Bush did before the game, Michigan celebrated by stomping on the Spartan logo.
Michigan celebrates right on the logo pic.twitter.com/YwpqoONGky
— Max Marcovitch (@Max_Marcovitch) October 20, 2018
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