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Detroit News writers predict the outcome of Saturday's Michigan State-Michigan's showdown in East Lansing:

Angelique S. Chengelis: Michigan is coming off a bye but still has too many issues on offense that two weeks without a game can't cure. Turnovers have been an issue for Michigan all season, and there's no reason to think that won't be a problem against Michigan State. While Michigan's defense might be able to keep it in the game early, Michigan State has been too prolific on offense. Michigan State 31-10

Matt Charboneau: The fact this game is a rivalry and that Michigan has a solid run defense could keep it close throughout the first half. But Michigan State has too many offensive weapons and its defense, again one of the best in the nation, will be far too much for a Michigan offense that is last in the Big Ten in total yards. Michigan State 34-13

Bob Wojnowski: The theory is, a big underdog in a rivalry game always has a shot. The counter is, the Spartans know it well and aren't likely to let down. The best, slimmest hope for the Wolverines is that Devin Gardner runs and passes equally well, and the Spartans defense surrenders big plays. But with Connor Cook and those receivers, Michigan State can win all sorts of ways. Michigan State 34-13

John Niyo: The Wolverines have nothing to lose, but will they play that way? If they do, maybe it's a game in the fourth quarter. If not, it could get ugly in a hurry. Either way, I think Michigan's secondary probably gets exploited a few too many times. Michigan State 31-17