Michigan vs. Michigan State score, takeaways: Wolverines dominate with most points vs. Spartans since 2004

Big Brother? Little Brother? On Saturday No. 15 Michigan was Better Brother, as it crushed Michigan State 44-10. The 44 points the Wolverines scored are the most it has scored in a game against Michigan State since a 45-37 victory in 2004.

It was Michigan State that struck first in this game, taking a 7-0 lead in the first quarter, but that was the end of the fun for the Spartans. Michigan took control from there, outscoring the Spartans 44-3 over the final three quarters. Quarterback Shea Patterson led the way, as he had what was likely his best game in a Wolverines uniform.

Patterson finished with 384 yards passing, which is the fifth-most any Michigan QB has ever thrown for in a single game. He completed 24 of his 33 passes with four touchdowns as well. The biggest benefactor was Ronnie Bell, who caught nine passes for 150 yards. Patterson’s 384 passing yards were 164 more yards than Michigan State’s offense had in the game.

It was a thoroughly dominating performance by the Wolverines, who improve to 8-2 on the season. Michigan State drops to 4-6 and needs to win out to earn bowl eligibility.

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