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2-1, 4th in Big Ten - East
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Notre Dame cruises past Michigan State (0:38)
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Dan Murphy ESPN Staff Writer 

Notre Dame's Brian Kelly says it's time to put to bed the idea Brandon Wimbush can't throw after he went 14 of 20 for 173 yards in a win at Michigan State tonight.

Dan Murphy ESPN Staff Writer 

A goal line stand from Notre Dame's defense pretty much zaps any drama left in East Lansing. Spartan Stadium is emptying out with about 10 minutes to play.

Dan Murphy ESPN Staff Writer 

Michigan State linebacker Joe Bachie headed to the sideline after needing help to get off the field. Bachie is only a sophomore, but Spartan coaches consider him a leader on defense.

Dan Murphy ESPN Staff Writer 

Michigan State came into tonight's game ranked No. 4 in the country with only seven penalties for a total off 55 yards. The Spartans have six penalties for 67 yards in a sloppy first half in East Lansing.

Dan Murphy ESPN Staff Writer 

Notre Dame and Michigan State have nearly identical stat lines except for two costly turnovers from Spartan quarterback Brian Lewerke - a pick six and a fumble at his own 24. The Irish have turned both of those into touchdowns.

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Stewart Jr.'s TD catch cuts into Notre Dame's lead (0:25)

Dan Murphy ESPN Staff Writer 

Michigan State receiver Darrell Stewart gets his first career touchdown to pull the Spartans within a score. Stewart told reporters last week to call him "Goal Line Stew" because he kept getting stopped just short of scoring.

Adam Rittenberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Michigan State offensive coordinator Dave Warner told me Brian Lewerke is NOT a running QB. However ... "He's shown to be very athletic. Brian is really the most dangerous when he drops back to pass and things aren't where they're supposed to be, and he puts it down and runs with it. He's shown more speed than expected."

Dan Murphy ESPN Staff Writer 

Brandon Wimbush picks up right where he left off for Notre Dame last week with another rushing touchdown. His arm propelled the opening drive though, 4-of-5 passing for 62 yards out of the gate.

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Dan Murphy ESPN Staff Writer 

Mark Dantonio and Michigan State walk by one of the main tailgating lots outside Spartan Stadium before suiting up for each home game. It's a warm day for those sweatsuits, nearly 90 degrees a couple hours before kickoff in East Lansing.

Dan Murphy ESPN Staff Writer 

Brian Kelly brought his green for Notre Dame's visit to Michigan State tonight. Both teams have arrived a couple hours prior to kickoff.

ESPN Stats & Information

Irish, Spartans battle for Megaphone Trophy

Undefeated Michigan State (2-0) hosts Notre Dame (2-1) on Saturday. ESPN's FPI projects the Irish to hand their rivals their first loss.

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Corso says 7-win season saves Kelly's job at ND (1:14)

Dan Murphy ESPN Staff Writer 

Former Michigan State players Josh King, Donnie Corley and Demetric Vance waived their right to a preliminary hearing this morning. Their sexual assault charges will now move to a circuit court in Michigan.

Adam Rittenberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly on what he sees from Michigan State so far: "Extremely disciplined, hard-nosed, play to the echo of the whistle. Just resembles a lot more of the teams that I had seen '10, '11, '12, '13. Those were supremely talented teams the last few years. This team reminds me of some of [Mark Dantonio's] earlier teams."

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Mich. St. players help Houston hurricane aid

As people in the Texas Gulf Coast region recover from Hurricane Harvey, several Michigan State football players are heading to Houston to help them.

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Western Michigan returns a 100-yard TD (0:43)

Team Stats

Passing Yards252.056th
Rushing Yards220.731st
Points For27.0Tied-84th
Points Against20.743rd

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