Report: Michigan's players will receive mini Paul Bunyan trophies if team beats Michigan State
When Michigan and Michigan State meet in football, the winning school receives the Paul Bunyan Trophy.
For the Wolverines’ players, however, they have an extra incentive on Saturday if they defeat their rival. Dymonte Thomas, one of the team’s defensive backs, reportedly said what each of the players have the opportunity to receive.
Thomas also said if Michigan wins, the Wolverines will get mini Paul Bunyan trophies. Got mini Brown Jug after win at Minnesota last year.
— Rachel Lenzi (@RLenziCMG) October 25, 2016
The Wolverines are favored by as many as 23 points according to some, meaning mini Paul Bunyan trophies could be lining up in players’ dorms as of this Saturday. Michigan State has won seven of the last eight matchups between the two schools.
The game is set for an 11 a.m. CST start and can be seen on ESPN.