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Michigan-Michigan State single-play era ends Saturday in East Lansing

Lansing State Journal columnist Graham Couch, Detroit Free Press / LSJ MSU beat writer Chris Solari and Free Press columnist Shawn Windsor break down the Spartans' overtime win over the Scarlet Knights. Graham Couch / Lansing State Journal

EAST LANSING — As a freshman in 2015, Tum Tum Nairn soaked in the emotions and bitterness of the Michigan State-Michigan rivalry.

Everything felt heightened.

“The crowds were crazy, the fans were crazy,” Nairn recalled Thursday. “The line, people were there from the morning.”

His Spartans won that game at home, then went to Ann Arbor a little more than two weeks later to complete the sweep.