60 minutes of regulation football just wasn’t enough for Michigan State and Notre Dame in East Lansing Saturday night. The Spartans and Fighting Irish are headed to overtime, tied 28-28, to settle this contest. Both teams have combined for over 900 yards of total offense.
Michigan State’s running game has been near-unstoppable, with two of their tailbacks rushing for nearly 100 yards. Freshman Le’Veon Bell has 112 yards on 16 carries with one touchdown. Sophomore Edwin Baker racked up 92 yards on 13 carries, including a 56-yard scoring run.
However, the Spartans have had difficulty defending Notre Dame’s wide-open passing attack. Quarterback Dayne Crist has thrown for 368 yards and four touchdowns. His primary target has been Theo Riddick, who’s caught 10 passes for 127 yards. Fellow wideout Michael Floyd has two touchdowns to go with 81 yards and six receptions.
Michigan State’s wide receivers have also had a productive night. B.J. Cunningham has caught seven passes for 101 yards and a touchdown, and Keshawn Martin has eight receptions for 97 yards and a score.