It's that week again!
Sixth-ranked Michigan (6-1) and No. 24 Michigan State (4-2) meet at noon Saturday at Spartan Stadium in East Lansing, with a whole heckuva lot on the line for both teams, especially when it comes to Big Ten implications.
To get you ready for the big game, enjoy our lead-up coverage over the past week:
Stories Evolving Shea Patterson learning on the run for Wolverines Once an outsider, MSU's Brian Lewerke at center of rivalry Wojo: Pressure is all on the Wolverines to solve the Spartans riddle Detroit News predictions: Michigan at Michigan State Detroit News college football picks: Week 8 Wojo's Pigskin Picks: What trick is Dantonio hatching for Michigan this time? Wojo: Wolverines, Spartans again have plenty to fight about Michigan and Michigan State: Who has the edge? Pistons' Luke Kennard was almost a Michigan quarterback UM mailbag: Both fanbases cautious heading into the big game Dantonio, Harbaugh find room for respect in annual clash MSU-UM football rivalry: 10 memorable moments UM tailback Tru Wilson slithers way into impact role Reticent Donovan Peoples-Jones lets big plays speak for him Michigan offense gets big boost from 'Barney-style' approach Michigan receiver Tarik Black to return on Saturday, or maybe not Movie about Spartans inspires Wolverines 'Break from clichés': Harbaugh turns down volume in run-up to UM-MSU game Harbaugh keeps lid on Michigan injury situation, won't say if Gary will be available Felton 'Freak' Davis emerges as MSU's go-to receiver MSU mailbag: Where in the world is LJ Scott? MSU fan John Smoltz on rivalry: 'Your whole year can be made' Spartans on rivalry with Wolverines: 'It's why you come to Michigan State' Khari Willis, fellow Spartans careful not to poke the Wolverines 'We'll be ready': Win over Penn State sends MSU soaring into rivalry week WMU, CMU officials express concern over same-day booking as UM-MSU Photos: MSU's wins over top-10 foes in Mark Dantonio era Photos: State of Michigan's top sports rivalries through the years Videos College Football Show: Wojo, Chengelis, Charboneau and Barney preview the game UM: UM's Jim Harbaugh on Shea Patterson's improvements UM's Tyree Kinnel on going against Shea Patterson in practice UM: UM's Tyree Kinnel on MSU QB Brian Lewerke UM: Jim Harbaugh on emotions heading into rivalry game UM: Tyree Kinnel says UM can't get too 'amped up' UM Nico Collins on UM's pass plays UM: Lawrence Marshall on UM-MSU deciding state championship MSU: MSU coach Mark Dantonio's rivalry-week presser MSU: MSU's Brian Lewerke, Joe Bachie on UM game Podcast View from the Press Box: Chengelis talks with John Wangler, and her Mom!