Found September 18, 2013 on Crystal Ball Run:
Photo: USA Today Sports No. 22 Notre Dame vs. Michigan State Saturday, 3:30 p.m. NBC Line: Notre Dame -7 The college football schedule for this weekend may not be the most appetizing, but it does include another rivalry game that has been fun to watch over the years. Notre Dame will play their third straight game against a Big Ten opponent when they return to Notre Dame Stadium for the first time since the season opener against Temple. Michigan State comes to town, looking to pick up their first win since 2007 in South Bend. The Spartans have played well on defense but need to pick up the offense against the Irish, who also look to lock down on defense for the first time this season. For Notre Dame to Win: Tighten up on defense. Through three games this season we have seen that the Irish are not quite as automatic on defense as they were a year ago. Temple managed to rack up 362 yards of offense on Notre Dame in the season opener, Notre Dame's only home game so...

Notre Dame an immediate challenge for Cook

(Eds: Updates throughout. With AP Photos.) By NOAH TRISTER AP Sports Writer Connor Cook first showed his potential on a big stage for Michigan State when he led the Spartans on their winning drive in the Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl last year. Now coach Mark Dantonio hopes Cook is ready for another big challenge - a trip to Notre Dame this week. ''This will be a great experience...
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