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Comparing Michigan, Michigan State by position: Do Spartans have advantage anywhere?

Wolverines favored by more than 3 touchdowns heading into matchup

Giles Jackson #15 of the Michigan Wolverines runs for a first down as David Dowell #6 of the Michigan State Spartans attempts to make the stop during the first quarter of the game at Michigan Stadium on November 16, 2019 in Ann Arbor, Michigan.  (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)
Giles Jackson #15 of the Michigan Wolverines runs for a first down as David Dowell #6 of the Michigan State Spartans attempts to make the stop during the first quarter of the game at Michigan Stadium on November 16, 2019 in Ann Arbor, Michigan. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images) (2019 Getty Images)

ANN ARBOR, Mich. – With Michigan and Michigan State set to square off in Ann Arbor this weekend, we’re breaking down which team is better at every single position. The question is: Does MSU have an advantage anywhere?

Quarterback

There isn’t a lot to go on here, as Joe Milton played his first meaningful college snaps last weekend and Rocky Lombardi hasn’t seen a ton of action, either.

Milton was very impressive in the win over Minnesota, with accurate throws and efficient runs, but most importantly making smart decisions while running the offense.

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He completed 15 of 22 pass attempts for 225 yards, rushed for 52 yards on eight carries and scored two total touchdowns.

Lombardi wasn’t the main reason Michigan State lost. In fact, he completed 31 of 43 passes and scored three touchdowns. But he threw two picks, fumbled twice (lost one) and isn’t a threat to run.


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