Michigan State makes it 4 in a row over Michigan

Michigan cornerback Troy Woolfolk (29) tackles Michigan State running back Edwin Baker (4) during the first quarter of an NCAA college football game in East Lansing, Mich., Saturday, Oct. 15, 2011. AP Photo/Carlos Osorio

EAST LANSING, Mich. - Keshawn Martin scored twice in the third quarter on similar lunges to the end zone, and No. 23 Michigan State held off Denard Robinson and No. 11 Michigan 28-14 on Saturday for its fourth straight victory over the Wolverines.

The Spartans (5-1, 2-0 Big Ten) equaled their longest winning streak over their in-state rivals.

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Michigan (6-1, 2-1) lost for the first time under coach Brady Hoke. The Wolverines had a chance to tie it, but Robinson was sacked on fourth-and-1 from the Michigan State 9-yard line with 6:16 to play.

Robinson later threw an interception, and Isaiah Lewis returned it 39 yards for a touchdown with 4:31 left to make it 28-14. Shortly after that, Robinson was shaken up by a hit and left the game.

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