#NDInsider Twitter Chatter: Notre Dame-Michigan State

Tyler James
South Bend Tribune

Twitter can be a fun (or depressing) and brutally honest (or unreasonable) place during Notre Dame football games. That's why we open up this space for the #NDInsider Twitter Chatter after every game.

During the game, readers are encouraged to send their thoughts and observations with the #NDInsider hashtag to be considered for our postgame fan recap.

Notre Dame fans were ready for the Irish to come up with a big win against the annually underrated Spartans. They joined us with their 140-character takes during the game.

The Irish took a 7-0 lead in the first quarter.

@TJamesNDI We're giving up yardage yet I like the way the defense is playing. #NDInsider

— Andy Janicik (@running_happy) September 18, 2016

@TJamesNDI nyles Morgan murder train #ndinsider

— Jason (@Cobb785) September 18, 2016

The game started to slip away from Notre Dame in the second quarter. The first Michigan State score was set up by a punt that hit Miles Boykin for a fumble. One play later, freshman wide receiver Donnie Corley snagged a touchdown pass out of the grips of Irish cornerback Cole Luke. The second touchdown for the Spartans later in the quarter capped a gut-punching drive of 92 yards.

Kizer always takes the sack. Don't they teach that in practice? Don't be the hero. #NDInsider

— Stephanie Winters (@sb_hastings) September 18, 2016

MSU rushed 3 and ND kept 6 in to block. Still got pressure. ND can't get pressure even when they win numbers game. What gives? #NDinsider

— Chad Miller (@CJMnIndy) September 18, 2016

Let a punt hit you, then literally hand off a touchdown pass. Can't get worst than that. #NDInsider

— Stephanie Winters (@sb_hastings) September 18, 2016

1 step forward 2 steps back uggh #GoIrish#NDInsider#NotreDame

— Kevin Hastings (@KevinIrishndhas) September 18, 2016

Come on #irish#NDInsiderpic.twitter.com/KY3ZSSORPN

— Petey Peters (@TheOnlyPTP) September 18, 2016

Defense is scarily inconsistent. #NDInsider#NDvsMSU

— Pam Whittington (@pamelawhit) September 18, 2016

This @NDFootball defense couldn't stop a group of elderly women in wheelchairs from scoring. #NDInsider

— Th3Bill (@Th3Bill) September 18, 2016

Notre Dame fans shared their halftime thoughts with the Irish trailing 15-7.

@TJamesNDI Halftime thought: The Irish need more of this kind of intensity in the second half. #NDInsiderpic.twitter.com/iSKd8Uh5VW

— Jude S. (@andrewwinn) September 18, 2016

#NDInsider same #### different "big" game. Winning teams "make" tackles not mistakes......over & over & over!

— Gary Veteto (@vetetogary) September 18, 2016

@TJamesNDI#NDInsider HEY have you seen a ND defensive sack? No do they realize those are good things? Curious

— Chris Kosiak (@C_K_42) September 18, 2016

@TJamesNDI terrible. Second half hoping for a win, team barely has a pulse. #NDInsider

— Jon lunardini (@PrimeTimePuma) September 18, 2016

@TJamesNDI Notre Dame never seems adequately prepared for any opponent. Blame whatever you want, but it's on the head coach. #NDInsider

— T.Sapp (@realTSapp) September 18, 2016

@TJamesNDI hopeful they find a pass rush and people who can tackle #NDInsider

— @jacksnj (@JacksnJ) September 18, 2016

@TJamesNDI I think BVG isn't seeing the field well. I hope he's upstairs for the second half. #NDInsider

— Blue&Gold (@GoldenDomeMay) September 18, 2016

@TJamesNDI kizer is the real deal, the OL is overrated, and BVG shouldnt be allowed to ever call a zone blitz again... ever... #NDInsider

— Notorious BVG (@Vappid) September 18, 2016

@TJamesNDI#NDInsider Young team..too many mistakes...I actually feel good about our D despite losing at half Irish 35 - 29

— David (@David_1980_ND) September 18, 2016

@TJamesNDI ND simply beating themselves right now. Protect the football and we win the game #NDInsider

— Nathan Erbach (@naterbachhh) September 18, 2016

@TJamesNDI defense again struggling to get to the QB. Two costly mistakes. 2 touchdowns called back. #NDInsider

— Nick Gonzalez (@nickg1421) September 18, 2016

Michigan State pulled away to a 36-7 lead in the third quarter with big plays on offense.

Make. The. Tackle. #NDInsider

— Pam Whittington (@pamelawhit) September 18, 2016

Where is the defensive front??? #NDInsider

— Drake D Ephron (@ddephron) September 18, 2016

I'm bored, and disappointed. My Team Kizer hashtag is getting no love tonight. Sigh. #NDInsider

— Stephanie Winters (@sb_hastings) September 18, 2016

Offensive Line should be ashamed of themselves in this game...completely out played! Coaches out coached, Play Calling AWFUL #NDInsider

— CR33 (@Craigr_33) September 18, 2016

That's right. They're now Notre Ame. #NDInsider

— Billy Nini Pratt (@NiniPratt) September 18, 2016

#NDInsider last time I felt this bad about a team with such "great" players, Gerry Faust was coaching. #cleanhouse

— Michael Chmell (@BossChmell) September 18, 2016

Notre Dame's offense made an inspired comeback in the fourth quarter to pull the deficit to 36-28, but the Irish put the game in the hands of the defense with a late punt and failed to come up with a stop on third down.

Resurrecting the hashtag. #TEAMKIZER Defense needs to step up and make something happen. #NDInsider

— Stephanie Winters (@sb_hastings) September 18, 2016

Notre Dame playing with my emotions right now #GoIrish#NDInsider

— Petey Peters (@TheOnlyPTP) September 18, 2016

Listen...we're in every game because we have DeShone...and he turns it on when we're down...hope we can finish...show up D #ndinsider

— CDN (@cdn515) September 18, 2016

How in gods green earth is a WR uncovered? Oh wait . We have BVG #NDInsider

— bbakertn (@bbakertn) September 18, 2016

Hey Brian you were dumb enough to trust your defense! Don't blame the idiot next to you! #NDInsider

— Dave Hodges (@BigD_AHTBF) September 18, 2016

Looks like my productivity at work is guaranteed to increase. #NDvsMSU#NDInsider

— Blue&Gold (@GoldenDomeMay) September 18, 2016

...and it's over. This defense is awful & ND hasn't won a big game since 2012 #NDvsMSU#NDInsider

— Joel DeLorge (@JoelDeLorge) September 18, 2016

This says it all @DomerDomain@TNNDN@NDJackNolan#NDvsMSU#NDInsiderpic.twitter.com/bgwhqnl2Yq

— Joel DeLorge (@JoelDeLorge) September 18, 2016

#NDfootball lacking mental and physical toughness. Different game #MSUvsND same result. #NDInsider

— yo murphy (@rofeal1) September 18, 2016

Notre Dame fans reflected on the loss and any hopes of making the College Football Playoff virtually being wiped away. The coaching staff, especially head coach Brian Kelly and defensive coordinator Brian VanGorder, were the aim of much ire.

@TJamesNDI unfortunately, you can't print them...#NDInsider

— Bradley Schultz (@BSchultz50) September 18, 2016

@TJamesNDI#NDInsider The defensive coordinator has to go.

— Kamby Wall (@KambyMan3133) September 18, 2016

@TJamesNDI#NDInsider#FireBrianKelly#FireBrianVanGorder ... choose one ...

— D'Mingo d'Oro (@dmingo11) September 18, 2016

@TJamesNDI#NDInsider BVG HAS GOT TO GO

— Nate Sjol (@natesjol) September 18, 2016

@TJamesNDI Brian van gorder needs to go #NDInsider

— (((Kolby A. Cole))) (@kolcole) September 18, 2016

@TJamesNDI it's fine to fire BVG but when will 8-5 BK be held accountable ?! #NDInsider

— yo murphy (@rofeal1) September 18, 2016

@TJamesNDI don't understand why it took 3 quarters to start throwing the ball #NDInsider

— (((Kolby A. Cole))) (@kolcole) September 18, 2016

#NDInsider#FireVanGorder

— Front Page Buzz (@frontpagebuzz) September 18, 2016

@TJamesNDI Dantonio > Kelly #NDInsider

— Sean (@skrupa15) September 18, 2016

It's time for BVG to go and then use the rest of the year to develop your young players in preparation for a run next year#NDInsider

— Section 312 Sports (@sect312sports) September 18, 2016

Kizer, Tori Hunter , and St. Brown is about all we got going for us ,too much youth at key positions growing pains are expected. #NDInsider

— Rob Melillo (@RobMelillo14) September 18, 2016

@TJamesNDI#NDInsider BK said it best: sloppy. Inability to run the ball was eye opening. Beaten in trenches left & right. Disappointing

— Eric Crawford (@ericcraw4d) September 18, 2016

A Notre Dame fan watches the final moments of play during the Notre Dame-Michigan State NCAA college football game Saturday, Sept. 17, 2016 at Notre Dame Stadium in South Bend. Tribune Photo/MICHAEL CATERINA