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             === Notre Dame trims Michigan State in South Bend ===
 
 South  Bend,  IN (Sports Network) -  Cam McDaniel's touchdown run early in the
 fourth  quarter proved  to be the difference, as 22nd-ranked Notre Dame bested
 rival Michigan State, 17-13, at Notre Dame Stadium.
 
 The key score offset a sub-par performance from Tommy Rees, who completed only
 14-of-34  passes for 142 yards and one touchdown for the Fighting Irish (3-1),
 who were coming off a narrow victory at Purdue.
 
 "Somebody was going to have to score a touchdown in the fourth quarter," Notre
 Dame  head coach Brian Kelly said. "We were able to get the touchdown and hold
 them from scoring one."
 
 Corey  Robinson totaled  54 yards on three  catches, and T.J. Jones added a 2-
 yard TD reception.
 
 Connor  Cook was 16-of-32 for 135 yards and one score for the Spartans  (3-1),
 who  had outscored their opponents by a 102-36 count to start the season.
 
 Jeremy  Langford  rushed for 68 yards  on 14 carries and Macgarrett Kings, Jr.
 hauled  in  a 12-yard  scoring  strike  as  part  of his  33-yard,  four-catch
 performance in defeat.
 
 "Very  proud  of our  football team in  how we came  out and played," Michigan
 State  head  coach Mark Dantonio  said. "Wish we had  some plays back and some
 situations back obviously. But proud of our football team."
 
 McDaniel's  7-yard  dash up the middle  provided a 17-10 edge for the Fighting
 Irish  on the  third play  of the  fourth quarter,  capping a  52-yard, 5-play
 series.  A questionable pass interference call on MSU's Bennie Fowler near the
 goal  line during a  3rd-and-10 set the hosts up with 1st-and-goal from the 7-
 yard line, and two plays later, the hosts moved ahead to stay.
 
 The  Spartans  responded with  a Michael  Geiger field goal  of 42 yards which
 pulled them within four, but came up empty on three successive possessions for
 the remainder of the contest.
 
 Andrew  Maxwell gained just eight yards on a 4th-and-20 from the Spartans' 23-
 yard  line,  and Notre Dame  took over  and worked off  the final 1:46 for the
 victory.
 
 The  Irish went  three-and-out on their first series, then a partially blocked
 punt by the MSU defense set the Spartans up on the ND 31-yard line. Kevin Muma
 then pulled a 30-yard try just wide of the left upright.
 
 On  the ensuing possession,  the Irish went for it on 4th-and-3 from MSU's 29-
 yard  line due  to  swirling winds,  but  Rees'  heave to  the  end zone  fell
 incomplete.
 
 Notre  Dame was successful on its next drive, as Kyle Brindza was good from 41
 yards away with 3:48 left in the opening quarter.
 
 Early in the second quarter, Brindza missed a 37-yarder wide left and Michigan
 State  took over  at its 21. The  Spartans then converted a 4th-and-1 from the
 hosts'  41, and a personal foul on the Irish gave the visitors new life at the
 25. Six plays later, Cook found Kings in the end zone for a 7-3 edge.
 
 It  was  10-7 for  Notre Dame  with 17  seconds to  play in  the half as Jones
 tiptoed  around the  back of the end  zone for a 2-yard score. That series was
 set  up by the  Irish defense pinning the Spartans deep in their own territory
 so that the ensuing punt landed at midfield.
 
 Geiger  connected from 25 yards away to cap MSU's 15-play opening drive of the
 second half and the game remained tied at 10-all heading to the final period.
 
                                   Game Notes
 
 Notre  Dame  has won 10 straight  home games ...  MSU hasn't won at South Bend
 since  a  31-14 result  on Sept.  22, 2007, having  dropped three  in a row in
 northern  Indiana ... Notre Dame improved to 20-12 vs. the Spartans since 1980
 ...  The Irish  saw their  first punt  blocked since  Nov. 8,  2008 at  Boston
 College ... Michigan State lost despite owning a 19-14 edge in first downs and
 254-224 edge in total offense.
 
 
 
 09/21 21:29:58 ET

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Scoreboard
NBA
Final
CLE 110
GSW 99
1st
PHO 17
OKC 5
 
Final
KNST 53
NKENTUCKY 78
 
Final
CITA 74
ETST 73
 
Final
GWEBB 91
CSOU 81
 
Final
VMI 82
CHAT 86
 
Final
BRY 77
CCST 69
 
Final
PBY 80
CCAR 69
 
Final
DREX 44
DEL 58
 
Final
UNCA 71
HIGH 75
 
Final
TEMPL 66
HOU 54
Final
EKENT 63
JVST 57
 
Final
WRST 58
UWMIL 61
 
Final
MSU 90
MINN 96
Final
RFLSH 63
MNTER 60
 
Final
OSU 81
NEB 57
Final
MAST 67
NEOM 73
 
Final
ELON 72
NE 65
 
Final
LIB 80
RAD 69
 
Final
FD 85
SHU 90
 
Final
UNCG 81
SAMF 67
 
Final
LIU 69
Terriers 74
 
Final
TENN 65
VANDY 73
Final
RMU 91
WAGN 59
 
Final
FUR 53
WCU 49
 
Final
IUPUI 71
WILL 66
 
Final
CAMP 65
WINT 50
 
Final
MERC 72
WOFF 76
 
Final
APP 58
GSOUT 77
 
Final
UNT 81
CHAR 65
 
Final
MURST 65
EILL 57
 
Final
MARS 87
FIU 69
 
Final
WKENT 71
FATL 68
 
Final
ILLCH 67
UWGB 72
 
Final
ORU 74
NDST 58
 
Final
NDAK 75
NARZ 85
 
Final
RICE 54
ODU 63
 
Final
MON 60
RIDE 63
 
Final
PEAY 64
SIUE 61
 
Final
LATU 77
UTEP 60
Final
SMISS 70
TXSA 66
Final
TENST 52
TENNM 69
 
Final
CHIST 74
GRCN 70
 
Final
UMKC 69
WLVRN 50
 
Final
SALA 57
LAMON 75
 
Final
ARKST 81
TXARL 80
 
Final
ARKLR 92
UGST 83
 
Final
TXST 67
TROY 61
 
Final
COL 54
ARZ 82
 
2nd
PURD 84
RUTG 68
 
Final
MEM 57
SMU 66
 
Final
NCOL 77
SUTAH 64
 
2nd
MORE 82
TENT 66
 
Final
EWASH 92
MNTST 68
 
Half
PORT 41
BYU 33
 
2nd
CSNO 39
CSFU 39
 
Half
IDAHO 24
MONT 33
 
2nd
SCU 25
PAC 31
 
2nd
UCSB 32
UCD 32
 
2nd
CPSL 34
UCI 46
 
1st
UTAH 20
ARST 7
 
11:00pm Tonight
STAN
ORST
11:00pm Tonight
GONZ
SDU
11:00pm Tonight
USF
GAELS
 
11:59pm Tonight
HAW
LBSU
 
Final
NYR 4
ARI 3
Final
CLB 2
MON 5
Final
BUF 6
VAN 3
Final
FLA 0
CHI 3
Final
TOR 3
PHI 2
Final
WIN 1
STL 2
3rd
NAS 2
MIN 3
 
1st
SJS 1
DET 0
 
1st
LOS 0
OTT 0