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MSU vs UM 2011

Here is a smattering of images from this year’s MSU vs. UM game. Four years in a row the Spartans have put down the Wolverines.

Michigan State's Dion Sims puts his gloves together to make a Spartan head logo before the start of Saturday's game.

Michigan State drum major Simon Holoweiko stands framed between the Michigan Sate and Michigan flags held by the band before the start of Saturday's game.

Michigan State tight end Drew Stevens (48) holds his helmet high as the National Anthem is finished before the start of Friday's game against the University of Michigan.

Michigan's Denard Robinson drives in for the first touchdown of Saturday's game against Michigan State. Despite striking first Michigan lost 28-14 to the Spartans for their 4th consecutive loss against to Michigan State.

Michigan State running back Edwin Baker breaks tackles as he rushes for yards during Saturday's game against Michigan.

Michigan State's Denicos Allen, right, celebrates in the air with his teammate Marcus Rush during their 28-14 victory over Michigan.

Michigan State quarterback Kirk Cousins looks to pass.

Michigan State's Larry Caper, right, is brought down by University of Michigan's Justice Hayes.

University of Michigan's Denard Robinson picks up a fumble on the snap as the Michigan State defensive line looks to tackle.

University of Michigan quarterback Denard Robinson, right, attempts to rush around Michigan State safety Isaiah Lewis (9) during Saturday's game. The Spartan defense kept Robinson to 42 yards rushing during their 28-14 win at home.

University of Michigan's Junior Hemingway, left, pulls down a reception as Michigan State's Chris Norman, center, leaps to tackle during Saturday's game.

Michigan State running back Edwin Baker gains yards as a pack of Wolverines follow behind. Baker added 167 yards rushing to the Spartans 28-14 victory over the University of Michigan Saturday.

Michigan State quarterback Kirk Cousins looks to hand off during Saturday's game against the University of Michigan. Cousins added 13 completions for 120 yards to the Spartans 28-14 victory at home Saturday.

Michigan State wide receiver Keshawn Martin stretches out for a touchdown as he is brought down by Michigan's Blake Countess, left, and Justice Hayes, right, during the third quarter of Saturday's game. Martin added two touchdowns to the Spartans 28-14 victory over the Wolverines.

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Michigan State wide receiver Keith Nichol (7) holds up the Paul Bunyan trophy as his teammates cheer to the crowd after their 28-14 victory at home over the Wolverines of the University of Michigan. This is the fourth year running that the Spartans have beaten the Wolverines.

Michigan State defensive tackle Jerel Worthy celebrates their 28-14 victory over the University of Michigan at home Saturday.

The Michigan State Spartans celebrate their 28-14 victory over the University of Michigan near their student section Saturday. This is the fourth year running that the Spartans have beat their rival the Wolverines.

Added at 11:46 pm on October 17, 2011, by . Filed under Football, gallery, Jackson Citizen Patriot, Michigan State University, photo, sports