Two things to clarify:OSU has 1 down year since they fired Cooper. I'm not sure I follow ya there. Michigan was a mess post-Carr and pre-Harbaugh.
Sparty still won during that period. What are you against in that statement?
Not all 11-1 OSU teams are created equal. Some are juggernauts, other are not.
Michigan being down is what really helped MSU. They capitalized on Michigan's poor years (during the RichRod and Hoke eras) to out recruit UM.
In the last 12 years (back to 2000) MSU has beaten OSU 3 times. Over that same time period PSU has beaten OSU 5 times. But you are somehow arguing that MSU has been the better program against OSU?