ANN ARBOR, Mich. — Even with a bye weekend, the Michigan football team remains in the top 10 in the two national polls. The Wolverines are No. 7 in the latest AP and Coaches Polls, out on Sunday.
As it prepares for a rivalry game Saturday against Michigan State, Michigan has a decision to make: Who will be its starting quarterback against the Spartans? In relief of an injured Wilton Speight last Saturday at Purdue, John O’Korn took command of the offense and finished with 270 yards and a touchdown, and helped lead the Wolverines to three red-zone touchdowns.
Previous rankings (AP/Amway Coaches Poll): 8/7
New rankings (AP/Amway Coaches Poll): 7/7
What it means: Without doing anything this weekend, the Wolverines continue to be a top-10 team. Following the bye weekend, Michigan has to keep winning in order to remain in the top 10. It starts the heart of its Big Ten schedule this weekend against Michigan State, which is coming off a 17-10 win against Iowa. Michigan-Michigan State could become a defensive standoff; the Spartans allowed Iowa only 19 rushing yards Saturday, while the Wolverines have the nation’s No. 1 defense (203.3 yards) and No. 1 rushing defense (69.25 yards).
What’s next: Michigan (4-0, 1-0 Big Ten Conference) hosts Michigan State (3-1, 1-0) at 7:30 p.m. ET Oct. 7 at Michigan Stadium.
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