Michigan State Fans Celebrate Rivalry Win In Traverse City

The streets of Traverse City were extremely busy this morning, with the Zombie Run and Halloween Walk downtown.

At 12pm, all of the bars were packed as well.

The University of Michigan took on Michigan State University this afternoon for their much-anticipated rivalry game.

Fans from all over Michigan enjoying the Halloween festivities, cheered on their teams from Traverse City.

In Dillingers Pub on Union Street, it was a house divided for one group of friends from Muskegon.

Loyal Michigan State fans Sandy and Dick Schrader expected the close win early on from MSU.

“It’s more so Michigan fans that we are with, but it evens out over years the way the teams have been playing—hopefully it’ll be a good game, but I hope State comes out on top,” Schrader said.

Thirsty Fish Sports Grill on State Street, was another hot spot for fans.

The bar was completely filled before kickoff.

Michigan fan James Cook and his wife Kathi, a Michigan State fan, had very mixed feelings at half-time.

“I feel a little more comfortable than I did earlier,” Cook said early on. “When Michigan State scored it was tough at the end, when they’re down a little bit, but I feel confident going on.”

Kathi Cook however, defended her team.

“And that’s good, I’m glad you’re confident because we will take that away, go green, go white,” Cook said.

Altogether, the game was very close, with a nail-biting win by Michigan State.

Kenneth Walker had five total touchdowns, with two in the fourth quarter, helping to secure a 37-33 win over Michigan.

Brady’s Bar on Union Street, was full of Michigan State fans from Lansing, cheering on their home team.

When the clock ran out at the end of the game, loud and excited shouting could be heard from outside on the sidewalk.