Michigan State had won seven of its past eight games against Michigan entering Saturday. So yeah, Michigan is really happy to get the Paul Bunyan Trophy back.
A day after the No. 2 Wolverines beat the Spartans 32-23 at East Lansing, Michigan recruiting’s Twitter account welcomed back the trophy Sunday morning by showing it inside a special case — right next to the Little Brown Jug.
“Kick back and relax now Paul, you’re home,” the tweet said.
Kick back and relax now Paul, you're home! 〽️〽️ pic.twitter.com/zrqLlvYhRV
— Michigan Recruiting (@UMJumpmanFB) October 30, 2016
Michigan (8-0, 5-0 Big Ten) is holding the Little Brown Jug thanks to the Wolverines’ 29-26 win at Minnesota in 2015. Minnesota and Michigan do not play each other this season, so these two will be together for quite a while.
“Take care of Paul and the Jug” indeed.