Bob Wojnowski, Angelique S. Chengelis and Matt Charboneau preview the Michigan-Michigan State game in East Lansing on Saturday. The Detroit News


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:


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


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


View from the Press Box: Chengelis talks with John Wangler, and her Mom!