Local Bars Packed for MSU vs. UM

With Michigan and Michigan State battling it out on the football field this afternoon, plenty of fans made their way to local bars.

Excitement’s been building all week across the entire state leading up to the big game today.

Local bars like North Peak in Traverse City were packed for most of the afternoon.

 Many fans who couldn’t make it to Ann Arbor came to watch at the restaurant instead.

 Fans say even though the game is hundreds of miles away there’s plenty of support for both teams in Northern Michigan.

“We’ve been bouncing around Traverse City the past day or two and there’s a million Michigan and a million Michigan State fans here which makes it’s even more fun,” said Michigan State alumnus Steve Smith.