Sept. 17, 2011

Today marks the 75th meeting between the Irish and Spartans – Notre Dame’s fourth-most played series in school history. The Irish hold a 45-28-1 lead in the series, but Michigan State took last year’s meeting in overtime, 34-31, in East Lansing. Nine of the last 11 games in the rivalry have been decided by seven points or less.

Michigan State enters this weekend ranked No. 15 – its highest ranking entering a matchup with Notre Dame since Sept. 29, 1979, when the Irish routed No. 7 Michigan State, 27-3, at Notre Dame Stadium. In fact, the Irish are 4-2-1 in the last seven meetings with a ranked Spartan squad.

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