The last time, Michigan State Spartans visited Notre Dame in 2013, the Irish handed the Spartans their only loss in what went on to be a Rose Bowl-winning season.
This past Saturday, Spartans reminded the Irish why the won Rose Bowl three years ago and why they are still one of the top teams in college football as they defeated Notre Dame, 36-28 in South Bend, Indiana.
Offensively, the Spartans piled up 260 yards on the ground with Gerald Holmes picking up 100 on 13 carries and LJ Scott gaining 98 on 22 attempts. Plus, Tyler O’Connor threw for two touchdowns, including one to Detroit native and true freshman receiver Donnie Corley.
Defensively, Jon Reschke was the big playmaker as he led the team with eight tackles, had a tackle for loss, forced a fumble and intercepted a pass.
The Spartans begin Big Ten play hosting Wisconsin, who they haven’t faced since a 16-13 overtime victory in 2012 to end the Badgers’ 21-game home winning streak.