ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) No. 6 Michigan is in great shape if the past truly does not matter when it plays No. 24 Michigan State this weekend.
Shea Patterson has become an effective, dual-threat quarterback and he showed it in a 38-13-win over No. 15 Wisconsin . The defense ranks first in the nation against the pass and second overall. Since losing to then-No. 12 Notre Dame, Michigan has built momentum and gained confidence with six straight wins.
The Wolverines, though, seem to face some intangible obstacles Saturday in Spartan Stadium.