Oct. 7, 2006
With the 31-13 win, Michigan now leads the all-time series, 66-28-5, including a 48-18-3 record in games played in Ann Arbor.
The Spartans are now 16-33-3 all-time in games played in Michigan Stadium.
Michigan has won the last five meetings and 12 of the last 16 overall.
MSU is now 14-28-1 against ranked Michigan teams.
MSU is 9-3 in its last 12 games against AP Top 10 opponents.
MSU is 18-20 in its last 38 games against teams ranked in the AP Top 25, including a 5-8 record since 2003.
Michigan out-rushed MSU, 211 yards to 60. It marks the 35th time in the last 37 games in the series that the team with the most rushing yards has won. The 60 rushing yards mark a season low for the Spartans.
Senior quarterback Drew Stanton moved up in the MSU record book in career pass completions and passing yards. Stanton completed 20-for-35 passes for 252 yards, marking the 17th time in his career he has thrown for at least 200 yards. He moved past Ed Smith and Dave Yarema to move into second place with 5,904 passing yards. He is also second in pass completions (480) and sixth in pass attempts (740).
Stanton rushed for a 1-yard score in the fourth quarter, his fourth rushing touchdown of the season and 14th of his career.
Junior running back Jehuu Caulcrick scored on a 1-yard run in the third quarter, his sixth of the season and 18th of his career. It marked the first rushing touchdown Michigan has allowed this season; the Wolverines also allowed a rushing touchdown to Stanton in the fourth quarter. Caulcrick, making his second start of the season, rushed for 29 yards on 14 carries.
Freshman kicker Brett Swenson missed a 33-yard field goal attempt in the second quarter, his first miss of the season inside of 50 yards. He is now 7-for-9 overall in field goals this season.
Senior wide receiver Matt Trannon caught four passes for 61 yards and is now seventh on the MSU career receptions list with 129 career catches. Fellow senior Jerramy Scott grabbed two catches for 56 yards and remains ninth at MSU with 123 career catches.
Senior punter Brandon Fields booted a 63-yard kick in the first quarter, and averaged 53.8 yards a punt in four kicks.