Notre Dame vs Michigan State Wrap - Michigan State Wins 34-31
Le'Veon Bell tore up the turf for 114 rushing yards on Saturday to lead the Spartans to a 34-31 win over the Fighting Irish at Spartan Stadium.
Bettors who backed the Spartans were disappointed, as they failed to cover the closing number of 3.5. Over-Under bettors saw the total score go OVER the closing total of 53.5.
Kirk Cousins completed 23 of 33 pass attempts for 245 yards for the Spartans in the win. He was picked off 1 time by the Fighting Irish defense.
Armando Allen rushed for 71 yards for Notre Dame, while Jonas Gray added 12 yards. Dayne Crist threw for 369 yards for the Fighting Irish, while receivers Theo Riddick and Michael Floyd had 128 and 81 yards respectively.
Notre Dame lost the offensive yardage battle to Michigan State 477-461 yards in Saturday's game. Notre Dame had more first downs as that total ended up 28-26.
The time of possession battle favored Michigan State as their offense was on the field for 34:24, longer than the 25:36 of their opponents.
Michigan State looks to continue their winning ways next game with a battle against N. Colorado. Notre Dame will aim to get back on the winning track vs Stanford.