Best signs from College GameDay at Michigan-Michigan State

Rivals Michigan and Michigan State meet Saturday in East Lansing, Michigan. It’s Week 9’s top matchup. College GameDay is there.

The No. 6 Wolverines face the No. 8 Spartans, and it’s the seventh time since 2000 that these football teams have met while both are ranked. In the previous six such matchups, according to ESPN Stats & Information data, the winner has gone on to a share of the Big Ten title or a spot in the conference title game. Only Michigan, in 2018, didn’t at least play for the Big Ten crown.

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For the Wolverines to win, Jim Harbaugh’s team will have to overcome a big trend. Michigan is just 2-8 under Harbaugh against ranked teams on the road and is 0-5 against AP top-10 teams.

This is one of two premier games in the Big Ten between ranked opponents. No. 20 Penn State faces No. 5 Ohio State (7:30 p.m. ET on ABC). Elsewhere, No. 1 Georgia faces rival Florida in Jacksonville, Florida, No. 2 Cincinnati travels to Tulane, No. 4 Oklahoma hosts Texas Tech and No. 7 Oregon hosts Colorado.

Here are the best signs from College GameDay’s stop in East Lansing:

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