This week is really Prozac week. It should be like Rod Serling and the Twilight Zone.

Both Michigan State University and the University of Michigan are ranked in the top ten in the AP rankings. This is the first time since 1964 that this has been the situation. Michigan is ranked number six in the country and MSU is ranked number eight. Both teams are undefeated at 7-0.

This is MSU’s head coach Mel Tucker’s second year. He beat Michigan last season at the Big House. This year, U of M’s head coach Jim Harbaugh has turned it around. He had to or else. Michigan is a four-and-a-half-point road favorite.

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This should be a great game and hopefully a blood bath too. Both teams are getting solid quarterback play, and MSU has the leading rusher in the nation Kenneth Walker III. But, U of M has a solid rusher in Corum. This should be a slobber-knocker and a real battle for the state of Michigan.

If you’re a football fan, you are going to enjoy this week immensely. I really feel at this time I’m not sure who will come out victorious. The moons are all aligned for this day before Halloween clash to begin. MSU and U of M haven’t been this close toe to toe in many years.

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