"He just said it was a tough loss [in 2005], and then we ended up losing to them last year," center A.Q. Shipley said. "It's been nine years. He just put it out there and let us know we hadn't beaten them in nine years."While Joe may not have been right on the number of years it has been since PSU has defeated Michigan the sentiment remains the same. One week at a time. First things first.
Butler noticed the similarities between the 2005 Michigan game and the 2008 Wisconsin game:
"Guys were starting to tell us this team is rolling, this team can be pretty good," Butler said. "We were ranked in the top 10. It was a team we were going on the road to play, and we didn't want to let the same thing happen."The Wisconsin game ended much more pleasantly than the 2005 Michigan game, however, the same reasoning applies to a down Michigan team right before PSU faces a very tough Buckeye team on the road. In case you were wondering, the Wolverines have noticed the parallels also.
GO STATE! BEAT MICHIGAN!