The Fighting Irish opened as 6-point favorites over the visiting Spartans, who finally found some offense in last week’s rout of Youngstown State.
But they host a team that has clobbered them at home over the years, with the Spartans 7-1 ATS since 1997.
Michigan State scored just one offensive touchdown in opening wins over Western Michigan and South Florida, but exploded for 55 points against Youngstown State. Sophomore QB Connor Cook threw four touchdowns in the win and will need to have another big game against a Notre Dame defense that held the Spartans to three points last season.
The Irish bounced back from a loss at Michigan by coming from behind for a road win at Purdue on Saturday. But it was not an impressive performance by Notre Dame.
The Irish have won the last two meetings against Michigan State and has covered the spread in the last three games against the Spartans.