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Trivia Quiz - Michigan vs. Michigan State Football Rivalry
Questions about the history, games, players and coaches surrounding the Michigan vs. Michigan State Football Rivalry.
October 21, 2015
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1. The winner of the annual football rivalry game between the Michigan Wolverines and the Michigan State Spartans gets to hold the trophy until the following year's game. What is this trophy called?
A. Victory Bell
B. Land Grant Trophy
C. Little Brown Jug
D. Paul Bunyan Trophy
2. When was the first football game between the Michigan Wolverines and the Michigan State Spartans played?
A. prior to 1900
B. between 1900 and 1920
C. between 1920 and 1930
D. between 1930 and 1940
3. Michigan dominated the Spartans during the 1970s in their football rivalry game. What Michigan head coach lead the Wolverines to eight straight victories over MSU and 13 of 14?
A. Lloyd Carr
B. Bennie Oosterbaan
C. Glenn "Bo" Schembechler
D. Chalmers "Bump" Elliott
4. The Michigan football team went into the 1990 rivalry game with Michigan State riding high and ranked #1. What was the chant of the Wolverine faithful going into that game?
A. No. One vs. No One
B. No. One vs. Who Cares?
C. Top Dog vs. Dirty Dog
D. none of the above
5. What was the nickname of the 2001 Michigan-Michigan State football rivalry game?
6. The Michigan Wolverines defeated the Michigan State Spartans in the 2012 rivalry game without scoring a touchdown. What Wolverine kicker booted three of the four field goals to help them to a 12-10 victory?
A. Will Hagerup
B. Matt Wile
C. Brendan Gibbons
D. none of the above
7. What was the nickname of the 2014 Michigan-Michigan State football rivalry game?
B. Social MediaGate
8. Michigan State dominated the Wolverines during the early 2000s in their football rivalry game. What Michigan State head coach lead the Spartans to seven victories in eight years over Michigan during this period?
A. Nick Saban
B. Bobby Williams
C. John L. Smith
D. Mark Dantonio
9. Which one of the following Michigan football coaches won his first-ever game against the Michigan State Spartans?
A. Glenn "Bo" Schembechler (1969)
B. Jim Harbaugh (2015)
C. Chalmers "Bump" Elliott (1959)
D. Bennie Oosterbaan (1948)
10. How did the Michigan State Spartans pull off a miracle victory over the Michigan Wolverines in their 2015 football rivalry game as time expired?
A. 57-yard punt return
B. hail mary pass
C. fumbled punt attempt by Michigan returned for a touchdown
D. botched kneel down by Michigan returned for a touchdown
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