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Michigan beats MSU in Unified Rivalry Series Matchup

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Michigan captures the 2017 Special Olympics Unified Rivalry Series trophy, 26-20 against Michigan State.

It was a tale of two halves in Ann Arbor when Unified teams representing Michigan State University and University of Michigan clashed for the Third Annual Unified Rivalry Series flag football match-up. The Spartans took a lead into halftime after a defense-oriented first half, but it was the Wolverines that came out victorious after an explosive second half from their offense.

The matchup replicated a classic Big Ten matchup with both teams emphasizing the run game and strong defense. Both teams rushed for over one hundred yards and had touchdowns on the ground.

The game looked like it could come down to a final possession for the Spartans, but the Wolverines were able to control the ball for the final four minutes of the game on offense and deny Sparty a chance to tie the game up. The final score of the rainy matchup was 26-20, favoring the Michigan Wolverines.

Wolverines leads the all-time series against MSU in the Unified Rivalry Series 2-1.

About Me:

Brad Lake is a marketing and communications intern with Special Olympics Michigan.


Highlights of the 2017 Unified Rivalry Series Game