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Brian Lewerke threw for one touchdown and ran for another in the first two quarters of a game that was heated, physical and full of mistakes on both sides.

O'Korn was up against sheets of rain, the 13th best passing defense in the nation, and the vast pressure that comes along with starting his first game under the lights in front of 112,000 people. Look for Miller to continue leading the 4-1 Tigers to more victories and an appearance in a bowl game.

The topic was broached again at Harbaugh's Monday press conference. Michigan's Karan Higdon ran for 5.4 yards per carry, but was handed the ball just 12 times. "We're fortunate to have an opponent to play this week ... and opportunities ahead of us".

Washington State is No. 8 and Auburn moved up to 10.

Then, they had to endure a somewhat embarrassing 14-10 loss by Michigan Football to its arch rival.

MI will look to bounce back after a heart-breaking loss.

But the Wolverines' offense has been trending in the wrong direction all season. Against Michigan State and Ohio State, we're 1-4. Opponents have scored just three points in the third quarter.Granted, the Lions, who moved up to No. 3 in the national rankings, have yet to play a high-powered offense like Ohio State. Now I'm not going to get full of myself and say I called it, but let's review how those predictions played out in MSU's 14-10 upset at the Big House.

"One-hundred and 10 percent as opposed to 100 percent?"

"It definitely was hurting", Holmes said, "but I knew I wanted to end on the field with my brothers, so I kind of had a feel-good moment - had to suck it up and go out and ball".

John Niyo and Matt Charboneau discuss Michigan State's win over Michigan. Now, six weeks into the season, the franchise has seen year-over-year increases in five of those weeks. The Michigan program has been in a far better place over the past three years than they were under Brady Hoke and Rich Rodriguez before that in terms of rankings and relevance. "I'm a firm believer in that". "We made sure we were ready to go". Along with a No. 1-ranked passing defense, the Wolverines are complete, from the trenches all the way to the backfield. But at this point, Harbaugh may have racked up a lot of wins to begin his coaching tenure in Ann Arbor, but there's an empty feeling about it, isn't there? Defensive scores won't do the trick.

It's hard for Wolverines fans to have such an elite defense and an incompetent offense.

"No, that's never the case", said sophomore cornerback David Long, a first-year starter. Ten tackles, one sack, one forced fumble, and he also knocked down the final pass of the game to seal the win.

A diplomatic response? Sure. But do the Wolverines have enough offensive pop to beat the big boys?

While the defensive line didn't record any sacks, they controlled the line of scrimmage for the majority of the evening.

"All our goals are still in front of us. But there's just been a different dynamic in terms of what we've done offensively maybe than what we have before".