Sep 15, 2012, 10:07 PM EDT
Senior Associate A.D./Media & Broadcast Relations director John Heisler shares some news and notes from halftime at Spartan Stadium.
- Notre Dame outgained Michigan State 189-121 in first half despite the fact Spartans won time of possession battle by 17:52 to 12:08. Michigan State had only 47 rushing yards and 15 came on meaningless final play of the half.
- Notre Dame OLB Prince Shembo had eight tackles in first half vs. Michigan State–he had six combined in Notre Dame’s first two games (eight is his career high)
- Attendance at Spartan Stadium tonight is 79,219 for Notre Dame-Michigan State football.
- Michigan State’s 50-yard field goal marked the first Notre Dame opponent FG of 50 or more since BYU kicked a 53-yarderagainst Irish in 2004.
- Michigan State did not allow a sack in either of its first two games but Notre Dame already has three tonight.
- Notre Dame’s first-period TD (Everett Golson to John Goodman pass) marked first offensive TD allowed by Michigan State this year in three games combined.
- Notre Dame played 55 different players in the first period.
- Second career TD reception for Notre Dame’s John Goodman — other was against Washington State in 2009 in game played in San Antonio.
- 66 degrees at kickoff at Spartan Stadium for Notre Dame-Michigan State football.
- Former star Notre Dame running back and 1956 captain Jim Morse is sitting in Irish AD Jack Swarbrick’s box tonight at Spartan Stadium.
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