Michigan's win in that series came during the 3-9 season Harbaugh referenced in 2016.
Since coming to Michigan, Harbaugh is only 1-2 against Dantonio and the Michigan State Spartans and you can bet he will be looking to improve on that record beginning in 2018.
The Spartans were led by Nick Ward, who matched his season high with 22 points as part of a balanced offense that included 15 points, 10 rebounds, and 3 blocks from Jaren Jackson and16 points and 7 assists from Cassius Winston.
The Spartans, of course, ended up in the Holiday Bowl Dec. 28 in San Diego, instead of playing in Tampa, Florida, on January 1.
The Cougars last played MI state in 1977, knocking off the Spartans 23-21. "It is a first-class event and the staff treated us exceptionally well last season".
After Dantonio reacted to MSU's snub of getting relegated to the Holiday Bowl while MI took the Outback Bowl, Harbaugh reacted with a tweet. Washington State has scored at least 30 points eight times. It also marks the 14th overall bowl game for the Cougar program.
Washington State began the season 6-0, including a 30-27 victory over eventual Pac-12 Conference champion USC, then lost two of its next three games.
"I'll just continue to concentrate on beating MI (and) let things sort of sort out".
Tickets for the 2017 Holiday Bowl may be ordered through wsucougars.com later this afternoon (Sunday, Dec. 3).
The San Diego County Credit Union Holiday Bowl will be televised live nationally by FS1 from Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego, Calif.
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