Two skids down, 1 to go for No. 20 Michigan

By Larry Lage

Associated Press

Published: Sunday, Oct. 21 2012 12:15 p.m. MDT

Michigan defensive end Craig Roh (88) and teammates rush the field in celebration after an NCAA college football game against Michigan State, Saturday, Oct. 20, 2012, in Ann Arbor, Mich. Michigan won 12-10.

Tony Ding, Associated Press

ANN ARBOR, Mich. — Michigan has taken care of two skids in two seasons under Brady Hoke.

The Wolverines beat Michigan State 12-10 on Saturday, ending a four-game losing streak in the series, and ended the regular season last year with their first win over rival Ohio State in eight years.

Michigan — ranked No. 20 in The Associated Press college poll Sunday — has one more drought it desperately wants to end.

The Wolverines haven't won a Big Ten title since 2004. They can take a big step toward winning the Legends Division and playing for the conference championship Dec. 1 in Indianapolis with a win Saturday night at Nebraska.

Michigan State, meanwhile, has some work to do just to be eligible for a bowl this season after being ranked No. 10 last month.

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