Paul Bunyan might be a myth, but the rivalry between Michigan and Michigan State is alive and well.

Both the Spartans and Wolverines are off this week in preparation for Week 9’s matchup at The Big House. Even when 1 team is struggling and the other is thriving, the 2 programs’ internal despise for one another goes well past the 3 hours on the field.

Ann Arbor police are well aware of this matchup and might be a tad annoyed that kickoff is set for 7:30 p.m.  E.T. Well, a “tad” might not be the right word to use when the Ben Affleck meme is being portrayed on their Twitter account.

Last season, Michigan State pulled off the 37-33 upset at Spartan Stadium despite inconsistent play from quarterback Payton Thorne. Doak Walker winner and All-American running back Kenneth Walker III announced his B1G presence that weekend with 5 rushing touchdowns to go along with 197 rushing yards. The Spartans’ defense also forced an interception on then-UM starting quarterback Cade McNamara.

Since 2008, Michigan State has dominated the series, winning 10 of the last 14 matchups. All-time the Wolverines hold a 72–37–5 edge over the Spartans.

Does anyone else remember the ‘Surrender Cobra’ kid of 2015? That’s what Ann Arbor’s police department could look like if Mel Tucker’s squad improves to 3-0 against Michigan next Saturday night.