Michigan St confident after beating Michigan again

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EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) -- Last year, Michigan State's win over Michigan sent the teams in opposite directions.

The Spartans ended up sharing the Big Ten title, while the Wolverines stumbled down the stretch.

Michigan State hopes its 28-14 victory over Michigan on Saturday will have the same effect, while the Wolverines insist this season is different.

The Spartans moved up to No. 15 in the AP poll on Sunday, while Michigan dropped to No. 18.

Michigan State hosts No. 4 Wisconsin next Saturday night.