By The Numbers: ND edition

Looking at the stats and oddities from the MSU-Notre Dame game.


Notre Dame's offensive first downs – and the number of first downs the Irish gained via Michigan State penalty.


Michigan State's penalty yardage in South Bend. It was the highest penalty yards against the Spartans since they had 124 against Michigan in 2011 in the "60 minutes of unnecessary roughness game."


Penalties against Michigan State against Notre Dame. It was the most since the Spartans had 10 against Boise State to open the 2012 season.


Third-down conversions by Notre Dame. Michigan State had allowed just seven third-down conversions in 45 attempts entering the game before Notre Dame went 6 of 17.


Interception thrown by Michigan State this season – and it came on a wide receiver pass from freshman R.J. Shelton on Saturday.


Made field goals by freshman Michael Geiger in his debut Saturday.


Turnovers forced by Michigan State against the Irish. The Spartans had forced eight in their first three games.


Quarterback hurry on Tommy Rees. Michigan State entered the game with 27 in three games. Recommended Stories

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