Scoring Summary: Michigan State 36, Notre Dame 28

IRISH STEW

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MICHIGAN STATE 36, NOTRE DAME 28

Sept. 17, 2016

At Notre Dame Stadium, South Bend

Michigan State  0              15           21           0 — 36

Notre Dame       7              0              7              14 — 28

FIRST QUARTER

• Notre Dame 7, Michigan State 0

Score: DeShone Kizer 14 run (Justin Yoon kick) at 3:07

Drive: 91 yards, 10 plays, 4 first downs, 4:24 elapsed following Michigan State punt.

Key plays: Corey Holmes 9 pass from Kizer on third-and-8; Equanimeous St. Brown 48 pass from Kizer.

SECOND QUARTER

• Michigan State 8, Notre Dame 7

Score: Donnie Corley 38 pass from Tyler O’Connor (Josiah Price 2-point pass from Matt Macksood) at 9:30.

Drive: 38 yards, 1 play, 1 first down, :08 elapsed following Notre Dame fumble.

Key play: Michigan State recovers punt that bounced off Miles Boykin.

• Michigan State 15, Notre Dame 7

Score: R.J. Shelton 10 pass from O’Connor (Michael Geiger kick) at :23.

Drive: 92 yards, 11 plays, 4 first downs, 4:44 elapsed following Notre Dame punt.

Key plays: Price 23 pass from O’Connor; Corley 11 pass from O’Connor; O’Connor 6 run on third-and-5.

THIRD QUARTER

• Michigan State 22, Notre Dame 7

Score: Gerald Holmes 3 run (Geiger kick) at 7:48.

Drive: 75 yards, 10 plays, 5 first downs, 4:53 elapsed following Notre Dame punt.

Key plays: LJ Scott 11 run; Cole Luke defensive pass interference covering Shelton.

• Michigan State 29, Notre Dame 7

Score: Scott 9 run (Geiger kick) at 6:28.

Drive: 39 yards, 3 plays, 1 first down, :47 elapsed following Michigan State interception.

Key plays: Jon Reschke intercepts Kizer; Scott 23 run.

• Michigan State 36, Notre Dame 7

Score: Holmes 73 run (Geiger kick) at 3:45.

Drive: 78 yards, 2 plays, 1 first down, :41 elapsed following Notre Dame punt.

• Michigan State 36, Notre Dame 14

Score: St. Brown 15 pass from Kizer (Yoon kick) at 2:40.

Drive: 65 yards, 4 plays, 2 first downs, 1:05 elapsed following Michigan State kickoff.

Key play: Torii Hunter Jr. 47 pass from Kizer.

FOURTH QUARTER

• Michigan State 36, Notre Dame 21

Score: Kizer 3 run (Yoon kick) at 11:45.

Drive: 80 yards, 9 plays, 3 first downs, 2:23 elapsed following Michigan State punt.

Key plays: Chase Claypool 33 pass from Kizer; C.J. Sanders 34 pass from Kizer; Adams 1 run on fourth-and-1.

• Michigan State 36, Notre Dame 28

Score: Durham Smythe 12 pass from Kizer (Yoon kick) at 6:02.

Drive: 69 yards, 8 plays, 5 first downs, 1:45 elapsed following Michigan State punt.

Key plays: Vayante Copeland defensive pass interference covering St. Brown; Kevin Stepherson 19 pass from Kizer; St. Brown 12 pass from Kizer on third-and-10.

GAME DATA

Officials: Referee Dan Capron, umpire Steven Woods, head linesman John Wiecinski, line judge Brian Bolinger, side judge John Hayes, field judge Frank Steratore, back judge Kevin Schwarzel, center judge Brent Durbin (Big Ten).

Attendance: 80,795

INDIVIDUAL STATS

NOTRE DAME

• RUSHING: Josh Adams 12 rushes, 29 yards, long 7; DeShone Kizer 9-14, 2 touchdowns, long 14; Tarean Folston 4-14, long 9

• PASSING: DeShone Kizer 20 completions, 37 attempts, 344 yards, 2 touchdowns, 1 interception, long 48

• RECEIVING: Torii Hunter Jr. 5 receptions, 95 yards, long 47; Equanimeous St. Brown 4-83, 1 touchdown, long 48; Josh Adams 4-17, long 12; C.J. Sanders 2-53, long 34; Kevin Stepherson 2-42, long 23; Chase Claypool 1-33; Durham Smythe 1-12, 1 touchdown; Corey Holmes 1-9.

• PUNTING: Tyler Newsome 6 punts, 302 yards, 50.3 avg., long 71

• FIELD GOALS: none

• KICKOFF RETURNS: Dexter Williams 2 returns, 40 yards, long 24; C.J. Sanders 1-20

• PUNT RETURNS: C.J. Sanders 2 returns, 9 yards, long 6; Miles Boykin 1-(minus-2).

• INTERCEPTIONS: Devin Studstill 1-30

• FUMBLE RETURNS: none.

• TACKLES: Nyles Morgan 10; Te’von Coney 9; Greer Martini 7; Drue Tranquill 6; James Onwualu 5; Nick Coleman 5; Cole Luke 5; Jerry Tillery 5; Avery Sebastian 4; Jarron Jones 4; Devin Studstill 2; Nicco Fertitta 2; Daniel Cage 2; Isaac Rochell 2; Andrew Trumbetti 2; Daelin Hayes 1; Julian Love 1; Chase Claypool 1; Jay Hayes 1.

• TACKLES FOR LOSSES: Jerry Tillery 2-3; James Onwualu 1-2; Nick Coleman 1-1; Isaac Rochell 1-9.

• SACKS: none.

MICHIGAN STATE

• RUSHING: Gerald Holmes 13 carries, 100 yards, 2 touchdowns, long 73; L.J. Scott 22-98, 1 touchdown, long 23; Tyler O’Connor 10-43, long 6; R.J. Shelton 3-16, long 7; Prescott Line 1-3; Damion Terry 2-2, long 2

• PASSING: Tyler O’Connor 19 completions, 26 attempts, 241 yards, 2 touchdowns, 1 interception

• RECEIVING: R.J. Shelton 8 catches, 80 yards, 1 touchdown, long 23; Donnie Corley 4-88, 1 touchdown, long 38; Monty Maderis 2-40, long 33; Josiah Price 2-24, long 23; Prescott Line 2-6, long 3; L.J. Scott 1-3

• PUNTING: Jake Hartbarger 7 punts, 266 yards, 38.0 avg., long 42

• FIELD GOALS: none

• KICKOFF RETURNS: Delton Williams 2 returns, 16 yards, long 13; Darrell Stewart 1-26

• PUNT RETURNS: none

• INTERCEPTIONS: Jon Reschke 1-0

• FUMBLE RETURNS: Montae Nicholson 1-0; Collin Calfisch 1-0

• TACKLES: Jon Reschke 8; Malik McDowell 4; Andrew Dowell 4; Riley Bullough 4; Darian Hicks 3; Montae Nicholson 3; Vayante Copeland 3; Demetrious Cox 2; Matt Morrissey 2; Tyson Smith 2; Chris Frey 2; Kevin Williams 2; Demetrius Cooper 2; Raequan Williams 2; David Dowell 1; Tyler O’Connor 1; Khari Willis 1; Grayson Miller 1; Shane Jones 1.

• TACKLES FOR LOSSES: Demetrius Cooper 1.5-5; Jon Reschke 1-1; Andrew Dowell 1-6; Riley Bullough 1-1; Raequan Williams 1-5; Malik McDowell .5-3

• SACKS: Andrew Dowell 1-6; Raequan Williams 1-5.

TEAM STATS

MSU ND

FIRST DOWNS 22 19

Rushing 9 3

Passing 12 14

Penalty 1 2

RUSHING YARDAGE 260 57

Yards Gained 277 74

Yards Lost 17 17

Attempts 52 25

Average per rush 5.0 2.3

PASSING YARDAGE 241 344

Comp-Att-Int 19-26-1 20-37-1

Average per catch 12.7 17.2

TOTAL OFFENSE 501 401

Total Plays 78 62

Average per play 6.4 6.5

RETURN YARDS 92 63

Int. Returns: #yards 1-0 1-30

Kickoff Returns 3-42 3-60

Punt Returns 0-0 3-7

FUMBLES-LOST 0-0 2-2

PENALTIES-YARDS 3-45 4-51

PUNTS-YARDS 7-266 6-302

Average per punt 38.0 50.3

TIME OF POSS 37:57 22:03

3RD-DOWN CNV 9-of-18 4-of-11

4TH-DOWN CNV 1-of-1 1-of-1

SACKS-BY YARDS 2-11 0-0

NOTRE DAME STARTERS

OFFENSE

Wide Receiver: Equanimeous St. Brown

Wide Receiver: C.J. Sanders

Left Tackle: Mike McGlinchey

Left Guard: Quenton Nelson

Center: Sam Mustipher

Right Guard: Colin McGovern

Right Tackle: Alex Bars

Tight End: Durham Smythe

Quarterback: DeShone Kizer

Running Back: Josh Adams

Wide Receiver: Torii Hunter Jr.

DEFENSE

Defensive End: Andrew Trumbetti

Nose Guard: Daniel Cage

Defensive Tackle: Jerry Tillery

Defensive End: Isaac Rochell

Strongside Linebacker: James Onwualu

Middle Linebacker: Nyles Morgan

Weakside Linebacker: Te’von Coney

Cornerback: Nick Coleman

Free Safety: Devin Studstill

Strong Safety: Drue Tranquill

Cornerback: Cole Luke

SPECIAL TEAMS

Placekicker: Justin Yoon

Holder: Montgomery VanGorder

Long Snapper: Scott Daly

Punter: Tyler Newsome

Kickoffs: Justin Yoon

Punt Returns: C.J. Sanders

Kickoff Returns: C.J. Sanders, Dexter Williams

Notre Dame players hoist teammate Durham Smythe (80) after a touchdown during Notre Dame's 36-28 loss to Michigan State in an NCAA college football game on Saturday, Sept. 17, 2016, at Notre Dame Stadium in South Bend. Tribune Photo/ROBERT FRANKLIN