Braylon Edwards is one of the greatest Michigan Wolverines receivers of all-time.
The former Bishop Gallagher (Harper Woods, Michigan) standout is Michigan’s all-time leader in receptions as well as receiving yards for a career.
He also turned in one of the greatest all-time performances against Michigan State in team history in 2004 as Michigan defeated MSU in triple overtime in large part because of Edwards’ banner day and clutch performance.
These days, Edwards serves as an analyst on the Woodward Sports network, offering his opinions on all sports.
Hardly impressed by Michigan State’s 35-13 opening week victory over Western Michigan at home (during which MSU led by just one score late in the game against their MAC counterparts), Edwards offered a prediction for this year’s Michigan vs. MSU game at the Big House on Saturday, October 29.
It was a low-key prediction shared with Edwards’ 227,000-plus Twitter followers, but an interesting one to say the least.
Responses to the tweet varied, but were contentious and opinionated.
State will win now because of this tweet. Michigan hasn’t played a snap yet, they could look worse tomorrow
— Anthony Doerr (@AnthonyDoerr9) September 3, 2022
Both Michigan and Michigan State fans chimed in.
You really just don’t learn do you? pic.twitter.com/jKuJP06fxg
— Chris Davis (@theechrisdavis) September 3, 2022
Regardless, Edwards’ subtle prediction of a victory against MSU this year was eye-opening for Twitter fans.
Michigan State beat Michigan 37-33 last year, one of just two losses for Jim Harbaugh’s team on the season (the other was Georgia in the college football playoff).
Can you name the MSU defense last year that dominated UM?
— Fbaby (@F_Baby50) September 3, 2022
It's the first game of the season lmao
— Ethan (@Ethanja69326188) September 3, 2022
Some Michigan fans doubled down on Edwards’ boast, believing wholeheartedly that the top ten ranked Wolverines will get it done against their counterparts from up the road in East Lansing, who were ranked #15 heading into their opener at Spartan Stadium.
???????? Congrats on the win over the Broncos. Reality is that the Paul Bunyan trophy will be residing in Ann Arbor for the next few years.
— Tuckermania (@Tuckermania) September 3, 2022
Time will tell who brings home Paul Bunyan this time around, but one thing’s for sure: MSU isn’t giving the trophy up easily, and the Wolverines won’t back down on the heels of a Big Ten title and national championship game performance.