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Spartans Fall 31-13 Against Notre Dame - Game Recap

The Spartans came up short against the Fighting Irish in Week 3 action on Saturday, falling 31-13 at Notre Dame Stadium.

Notre Dame won and also put money in the pockets of their supporters by covering the 6-point spread as favorites. Totals bettors, meanwhile, saw the game go UNDER the closing number of 52.5.

Tommy Rees completed 18 of 26 pass attempts for 161 yards for the Fighting Irish in the win. He was picked off 1 time by the Spartans defense.

Le'Veon Bell rushed for 27 yards for Michigan State, while Edwin Baker added 26 yards. Kirk Cousins threw for 329 yards for the Spartans, while receivers B.J. Cunningham and Dion Sims had 158 and 38 yards respectively.

Notre Dame lost the offensive yardage battle to Michigan State 358-275 yards in Saturday's game. Michigan State had more first downs as that total ended up 21-18.

The time of possession battle favored Michigan State as their offense was on the field for 32:28, longer than the 27:32 of their opponents.

Next game, Notre Dame takes its act on the road to face Pittsburgh looking for another win. For Michigan State, they head home to face Central Michigan.