Michigan celebrates with Paul Bunyan Trophy for first time since 2019 following rivalry win over MSU
No. 4 Michigan was more than happy to defeat its rivals in Michigan State at home 29-7 in Week 9. Brad Galli of WXYZ Detroit shared the video of the players and coaches of Michigan celebrating with the Paul Bunyan Trophy for the first time since 2019.
WATCH: Michigan celebrates with Paul Bunyan trophy after beating Michigan State in 2022 rivalry game
— Brad Galli (@BradGalli) October 30, 2022
In the video, the trophy can be seen sporting a Block M hat, new maize pants and was even seen sporting the “Buffs” of the defensive unit for a minute.
Michigan State had a 7-3 at the end of the first quarter, but the Wolverines outscored their rival 26-0 throughout the game. Wolverines running back Blake Corum had a big game by rushing for 177 yards and a touchdown on 33 carries. He also caught a 2-yard receiving touchdown in the second quarter.
Michigan erases a 2-game losing streak to Michigan State after losing 37-33 in East Lansing last season and 27-24 at home in 2020. The Wolverines previously defeated their rivals 44-10 in 2019.
Michigan now leads the all-time series 72-38-5.
The Wolverines proceed to an overall record of 8-0 (5-0 in B1G play) as they will go on the road to take on Rutgers (4-4; 1-4) in Week 10. Two of the four remaining opponents in the regular season are currently ranked in No. 17 Illinois and No. 2 Ohio State.
We’ll see how Jim Harbaugh’s squad responds moving forward.