Michigan State University Senior Executive Chef Kurt Kwiatkowski and his Culinary Crew won the inaugural "MSU - U of M Culinary Throwdown" last year in Ann Arbor, which took place the same day as the storied rivals faced off in football.

Saturday, in the Second Annual competition, just before the teams faced off in East Lansing's Spartan Stadium, University of Michigan Executive Chef Frank Turchan and his crew faced off with the reigning champs.

The Michigan State Spartan Culinary Team, led by Chef Kurt, took home the butcher block with the pig on top.