2008, 2009 and 2010. Three years the Wolverines would rather forget in general, but made even worse for them in that MSU has beat UofM three years running. And two of those wins at the big house. Here’s a look at 2010, it’s 12 minutes of pure joy:
The Spartans 2010 season: 11-2. Big Ten Champions. Overtime win vs. Notre Dame. Third consecutive win vs. Michigan. Come-from-behind wins vs. Purdue and Northwestern. Coach D. survived a heart attack, and returned to coach.
It was a great season.
Going back 140 years (through 2010), and using the NCAA as the source, here are the top 10 schools and the percentage of winning games:
1. Michigan 73.453%
2. Notre Dame 73.266%
3. Texas 71.730%
4. Oklahoma 71.704%
5. Ohio State 71.562%
6. Alabama 70.747%
7. Southern Cal 70.496%
8. Nebraska 70.131%
9. Tennessee 68.993%
10. Penn State 68.940%
Note that this list already takes in to account Ohio State vacating it’s 11 wins in 2010.
Four of the top 10 are B1G schools now including Nebraska. I like that. The University of Michigan is number one. I hate that. I’m a Michigan State University grad, and always hated Michigan football growing up. For the record, my MSU Spartans came in #29 at 59.145%.
If you want to see the big list, click here.
Welcome to my own little slice of Spartan Stadium. My $.02 on Spartan football from the perspective of an MSU alumnus who now lives in the Southeast.
You can expect game recaps, my thoughts pre- and post-game, rankings info and misc. jabbering on the Spartans. I also tend to comment on in-state rivals Michigan, on out-of-state rivals Notre Dame and the B1G in general.
Your comments are welcome, even if you totally disagree.
College football kicks off in a month! I’m fired up for the 2011 Spartans. Who’s with me?