Sept. 16, 2012
Notre Dame leads the all-time series 47-28-1, including a 19-15-1 record in games played in East Lansing.
Notre Dame ended Michigan State's 15-game home winning streak - the fifth-longest in school history.
Mark Dantonio is now 19-9 (.679) against non-conference opponents, including a 15-2 record in Spartan Stadium. Overall, the Spartans have won 25 of their last 35 non-league games (.714).
Michigan State is 8-5 in 13 prime-time TV appearances in Spartan Stadium, including a 2-3 record vs. Notre Dame. The Irish snapped MSU's four-game winning streak under the lights in Spartan Stadium. Dantonio is 5-2 in night games at Spartan Stadium.
Michigan State failed to score a touchdown at home for the first time since the 1991 season opener against Central Michigan (a 20-3 loss). The Spartans also matched their lowest point total scored under Mark Dantonio (2011: 20-3 loss at Nebraska).
Andrew Maxwell set career highs for pass attempts (45) and completions (23) against Notre Dame. Maxwell completed throws to eight different receivers.
Keith Mumphery established career highs for receptions (6) and receiving yards (71) against the Irish.
Through three games, Dion Sims has 16 receptions for 165 yards - both totals represent career highs. Sims had 12 catches in 2011 and 133 receiving yards in 2009.