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Michigan State Spartans vs. Notre Dame Fighting Irish Play By Play

First Quarter
Michigan State Spartans at 15:00
1-10-MIST30(14:55) Kevin Muma kicked the ball for 69 yards. George Atkinson returned the kick for 23 yards.
Notre Dame Fighting Irish at 14:55
1-10-ND24(14:40) Cierre Wood lost 2 yards.
2-12-ND22(14:30) Cierre Wood rushed for 10 yards.
3-2-ND32(13:48) Tommy Rees passed to Michael Floyd for 7 yards.
1-10-ND39(13:48) ND was penalized 5 yards.
1-15-ND34(13:01) Cierre Wood rushed for 16 yards.
1-10-50(12:32) Tommy Rees passed to Michael Floyd for 5 yards.
2-5-MIST45(11:59) ND was penalized 10 yards.
2-15-ND45(11:51) Cierre Wood rushed for 7 yards.
3-8-MIST48(11:14) Cierre Wood rushed for 11 yards.
1-10-MIST22(10:41) Touchdown. Cierre Wood rushed for 22 yards.
(10:41) David Ruffer made the extra point.
MIST 0   ND 7,   Plays: 8   Yards: 71   Possession: 04:14.
 
Notre Dame Fighting Irish at 10:41
1-1-ND30(10:41) Kyle Brindza kicked the ball for 70 yards. Touchback
Michigan State Spartans at 10:41
1-10-MIST20(10:30) ND was penalized 10 yards.
1-10-MIST30(10:20) Edwin Baker rushed for 1 yard.
2-9-MIST31(9:43) Edwin Baker rushed for 1 yard.
3-8-MIST32(8:55) Kirk Cousins passed to Larry Caper for 5 yards.
4-3-MIST37(8:22) Mike Sadler punted for 43 yards. John Goodman made a faircatch.
Notre Dame Fighting Irish at 8:22
1-10-ND20(8:16) Jonas Gray rushed for 6 yards.
2-4-ND26(7:22) Jonas Gray rushed for 7 yards.
1-10-ND33(7:10) Tommy Rees passed to TJ Jones for 8 yards.
2-2-ND41(6:31) Jonas Gray rushed for 14 yards.
1-10-MIST45(5:59) Jonas Gray lost 2 yards.
Michigan State Spartans at 5:59
2-12-MIST47(5:21) Jerel Worthy recovered a fumble from Tommy Rees and returned it for 0 yards.
1-10-MIST47(5:13) Edwin Baker rushed for 2 yards.
2-8-MIST49(4:38) Edwin Baker rushed for 3 yards.
Notre Dame Fighting Irish at 4:38
3-5-ND48(3:53) Ethan Johnson recovered a fumble from Kirk Cousins and returned it for 0 yards.
1-10-ND48(3:47) Cierre Wood lost 2 yards.
2-12-ND46(3:10) Tommy Rees passed incomplete to Michael Floyd.
3-12-ND46(2:59) Tommy Rees was intercepted. Kurtis Drummond returned the interception for 35 yards.
Michigan State Spartans at 2:59
1-10-ND25(2:48) Kirk Cousins passed to Keshawn Martin for a loss of 3 yards.
2-13-ND28(2:17) Kirk Cousins passed incomplete to Keshawn Martin.
3-13-ND28(2:07) Kirk Cousins passed to Larry Caper for 7 yards.
4-6-ND21(1:32) Dan Conroy made a field goal of 40 yards.
MIST 3   ND 7,   Plays: 3   Yards: 4   Possession: 01:27.
 
Michigan State Spartans at 1:32
1-10-MIST30(1:20) Kevin Muma kicked the ball for 59 yards. Touchdown. George Atkinson returned the kick for 89 yards.
Notre Dame Fighting Irish at 1:20
(1:20) David Ruffer made the extra point.
MIST 3   ND 14,   Plays: 1   Yards: 89   Possession: 0:00.
 
Notre Dame Fighting Irish at 1:20
1-1-ND30(1:20) Kyle Brindza kicked the ball for 70 yards. Touchback
Michigan State Spartans at 1:20
1-10-MIST20(1:13) Le'Veon Bell rushed for 3 yards.
2-7-MIST23(0:36) Kirk Cousins passed incomplete to B.J. Cunningham.
3-7-MIST23(0:30) Kirk Cousins passed to B.J. Cunningham for 25 yards.
1-10-MIST48(0:03) Le'Veon Bell rushed for 2 yards.
2-8-50(14:44) Kirk Cousins passed to B.J. Cunningham for 13 yards.
Second Quarter
Michigan State Spartans continued...
1-10-ND37(14:26) Kirk Cousins passed incomplete to B.J. Cunningham.
2-10-ND37(14:18) Kirk Cousins passed to B.J. Cunningham for 15 yards.
1-10-ND22(13:50) Le'Veon Bell rushed for 3 yards.
2-7-ND19(13:11) Kirk Cousins passed to Brian Linthicum for 8 yards.
1-10-ND11(12:39) Edwin Baker rushed for 5 yards.
2-5-ND6(11:57) Touchdown. Kirk Cousins passed to Dion Sims for 6 yards.
(11:57) Dan Conroy made the extra point.
MIST 10   ND 14,   Plays: 11   Yards: 80   Possession: 04:23.
 
Michigan State Spartans at 11:57
1-1-MIST30(11:57) Kevin Muma kicked the ball for 65 yards. George Atkinson returned the kick for 14 yards.
Notre Dame Fighting Irish at 11:57
1-10-ND19(11:46) Cierre Wood rushed for 1 yard.
2-9-ND20(11:14) Tommy Rees passed incomplete to Michael Floyd.
3-9-ND20(11:05) Tommy Rees passed to Cierre Wood for 5 yards.
4-4-ND25(11:05) Ben Turk punted for 30 yards.
Michigan State Spartans at 11:05
1-10-MIST45(10:17) Kirk Cousins passed to Dion Sims for 11 yards.
1-10-ND44(9:46) Edwin Baker rushed for 1 yard.
2-9-ND43(9:13) Edwin Baker rushed for no gain.
3-9-ND43(8:32) Kirk Cousins passed incomplete to Keshawn Martin.
4-9-ND43(8:25) Mike Sadler punted for 36 yards. John Goodman made a faircatch.
Notre Dame Fighting Irish at 8:25
1-10-ND7(8:20) Jonas Gray rushed for 3 yards.
2-7-ND10(7:46) Tommy Rees passed incomplete to Theo Riddick.
3-7-ND10(7:41) MIST was penalized 5 yards.
1-10-ND15(7:35) ND was penalized 5 yards.
1-15-ND10(7:28) Jonas Gray rushed for 1 yard.
2-14-ND11(6:52) Jonas Gray rushed for 6 yards.
3-8-ND17(6:14) Tommy Rees passed to Tyler Eifert for 9 yards.
1-10-ND26(5:42) Jonas Gray rushed for 6 yards.
2-4-ND32(5:09) Tommy Rees passed to Michael Floyd for 33 yards.
1-10-MIST35(4:44) Jonas Gray rushed for 13 yards.
1-10-MIST22(4:12) Tommy Rees passed to Tyler Eifert for 16 yards.
1-0-MIST6(3:36) Touchdown. Cierre Wood rushed for 6 yards.
(3:36) David Ruffer made the extra point.
MIST 10   ND 21,   Plays: 10   Yards: 93   Possession: 04:49.
 
Notre Dame Fighting Irish at 3:36
1-1-ND30(3:28) Kyle Brindza kicked the ball for 65 yards. Nick Hill returned the kick for 42 yards.
Michigan State Spartans at 3:28
1-10-MIST47(3:15) Kirk Cousins rushed for 1 yard.
2-9-MIST48(2:49) Kirk Cousins passed to Le'Veon Bell for 8 yards.
3-1-ND44(2:19) Le'Veon Bell rushed for 4 yards.
1-10-ND40(1:51) Kirk Cousins passed to Todd Anderson for 21 yards.
1-10-ND19(1:26) Kirk Cousins passed to B.J. Cunningham for 11 yards.
1-0-ND8(1:02) Kirk Cousins passed incomplete to B.J. Cunningham.
2-0-ND8(1:02) MIST was penalized 5 yards.
2-0-ND13(0:57) Kirk Cousins passed incomplete to Keith Nichol.
3-0-ND13(0:52) Kirk Cousins passed to Keshawn Martin for 11 yards.
4-0-ND2(0:47) Brad Sonntag passed incomplete to Le'Veon Bell.
Notre Dame Fighting Irish at 0:47
1-10-ND2(0:45) Tommy Rees rushed for 2 yards.
2-8-ND4(0:45) Tommy Rees rushed for 1 yard.
3-7-ND5(0:38) Tommy Rees lost 2 yards.
4-9-ND30(15:00) Kyle Brindza kicked the ball for 70 yards. Nick Hill returned the kick for 23 yards.
Third Quarter
Michigan State Spartans at 15:00
1-10-MIST23(14:47) Edwin Baker rushed for 5 yards.
2-5-MIST28(14:08) Edwin Baker rushed for 4 yards.
3-1-MIST32(13:24) Brad Sonntag passed incomplete to B.J. Cunningham.
4-1-MIST32(13:17) Mike Sadler punted for 39 yards. John Goodman made a faircatch.
Notre Dame Fighting Irish at 13:17
1-10-ND29(13:02) Tommy Rees passed to Cierre Wood for 5 yards.
2-5-ND34(12:36) Cierre Wood rushed for no gain.
3-5-ND34(12:02) Tommy Rees passed to TJ Jones for 6 yards.
1-10-ND40(11:33) Tommy Rees passed to Theo Riddick for 7 yards.
2-3-ND47(11:03) MIST was penalized 5 yards.
1-10-MIST48(10:36) Tommy Rees passed incomplete to TJ Jones.
2-10-MIST48(10:31) Cierre Wood rushed for no gain.
3-10-MIST48(9:53) Tommy Rees passed to Michael Floyd for 22 yards.
1-10-MIST26(9:30) Touchdown. Tommy Rees passed to TJ Jones for 26 yards.
(9:30) David Ruffer made the extra point.
MIST 10   ND 28,   Plays: 8   Yards: 81   Possession: 03:47.
 
Notre Dame Fighting Irish at 9:30
1-1-ND30(9:23) ND was penalized 15 yards. Kyle Brindza kicked the ball for 68 yards. Nick Hill returned the kick for 23 yards. MIST was penalized 10 yards.
Michigan State Spartans at 9:23
1-20-MIST30(9:15) Le'Veon Bell rushed for 8 yards.
2-12-MIST38(8:34) B.J. Cunningham lost 1 yard.
3-3-MIST37(8:00) Kirk Cousins passed to B.J. Cunningham for 13 yards.
1-10-50(7:32) Robert Blanton sacked Kirk Cousins for a loss of 11 yards.
2-21-MIST39(6:47) Kirk Cousins passed incomplete to Dion Sims.
3-21-MIST39(6:45) MIST was penalized 5 yards.
3-26-MIST34(6:39) Kirk Cousins passed to Keshawn Martin for 8 yards.
4-18-MIST42(5:55) Mike Sadler punted for 34 yards. John Goodman returned a punt for a 4 yard loss.
Notre Dame Fighting Irish at 5:55
1-10-ND20(5:51) Jonas Gray rushed for 7 yards.
2-3-ND27(5:10) Jonas Gray rushed for 2 yards.
3-1-ND29(4:32) Tommy Rees passed to Michael Floyd for 12 yards.
1-10-ND41(4:00) Tommy Rees passed incomplete to Cierre Wood.
2-10-ND41(3:53) Tommy Rees passed to Cierre Wood for a loss of 1 yard.
3-11-ND40(3:09) Tommy Rees passed incomplete to Tyler Eifert.
4-11-ND40(3:09) Ben Turk punted for 42 yards.
Michigan State Spartans at 3:09
1-10-MIST19(2:52) Kirk Cousins passed to Dion Sims for 21 yards.
1-10-MIST40(2:00) Edwin Baker rushed for 4 yards.
2-6-MIST44(1:47) Kirk Cousins passed incomplete to B.J. Cunningham.
3-6-MIST44(1:39) Kirk Cousins passed to Keshawn Martin for 1 yard.
4-5-MIST45(1:01) Mike Sadler punted for 55 yards. Touchback
Notre Dame Fighting Irish at 1:01
1-10-ND20(0:55) Cierre Wood lost 2 yards.
2-12-ND18(0:26) Tommy Rees passed incomplete to Theo Riddick.
3-12-ND18(0:21) Tommy Rees passed to Cierre Wood for a loss of 3 yards.
4-15-ND15(0:21) Ben Turk punted for 39 yards.
Michigan State Spartans at 0:21
1-10-MIST46(14:27) Le'Veon Bell rushed for 1 yard.
2-9-MIST47(13:55) Kirk Cousins passed to Le'Veon Bell for 2 yards.
3-7-MIST49(13:25) Kirk Cousins passed to Keshawn Martin for 13 yards.
1-10-ND38(13:10) Kirk Cousins passed to B.J. Cunningham for 22 yards.
1-10-ND16(12:46) Le'Veon Bell rushed for 6 yards.
2-4-ND10(12:11) Kirk Cousins passed to Keshawn Martin for a loss of 1 yard.
3-5-ND11(11:50) MIST was penalized 5 yards.
3-10-ND16(11:30) Kirk Cousins passed to Le'Veon Bell for 4 yards.
4-6-ND12(10:56) Dan Conroy made a field goal of 35 yards.
MIST 13   ND 28,   Plays: 7   Yards: 37   Possession: 10:35.
 
Michigan State Spartans at 10:56
1-10-MIST30(10:51) Kevin Muma kicked the ball for 64 yards. George Atkinson returned the kick for 16 yards.
Notre Dame Fighting Irish at 10:51
1-10-ND22(10:34) Tommy Rees passed to Michael Floyd for 5 yards.
2-5-ND32(10:21) MIST was penalized 15 yards.
1-10-ND47(10:11) Cierre Wood rushed for 2 yards.
2-8-ND49(9:26) Tommy Rees passed to Cierre Wood for a loss of 7 yards.
3-15-ND42(8:30) Tommy Rees passed to Cierre Wood for 7 yards.
4-8-ND49(7:52) Ben Turk punted for 50 yards.
Michigan State Spartans at 7:52
1-10-MIST1(7:43) Kirk Cousins passed to Edwin Baker for 7 yards.
2-3-MIST8(7:15) MIST was penalized 4 yards.
2-7-MIST4(6:55) Kirk Cousins passed to Edwin Baker for 8 yards.
1-10-MIST12(6:38) Kirk Cousins passed to B.J. Cunningham for 15 yards.
1-10-MIST27(6:16) Kirk Cousins passed to B.J. Cunningham for 4 yards.
2-6-MIST31(5:55) Kirk Cousins passed to B.J. Cunningham for 8 yards.
1-10-MIST39(5:40) MIST was penalized 10 yards.
1-20-MIST29(5:32) Kirk Cousins passed incomplete to AJ Troup.
2-20-MIST29(5:25) ND was penalized 15 yards.
2-5-MIST44(4:50) Kirk Cousins passed to Larry Caper for 2 yards.
3-3-MIST46(4:43) Kirk Cousins passed incomplete.
3-17-MIST48(4:37) Kirk Cousins passed incomplete to B.J. Cunningham.
4-17-MIST48(4:28) Mike Sadler punted for 32 yards. John Goodman returned a punt for 1 yard. Steve Gardiner recovered a fumble from John Goodman and returned it for 0 yards.
1-10-ND21(4:12) Kirk Cousins passed incomplete to Le'Veon Bell.
2-10-ND21(4:05) Kirk Cousins passed to B.J. Cunningham for 15 yards.
1-0-ND6(4:05) ND was penalized 3 yards.
1-0-ND3(3:32) Kirk Cousins was intercepted. Robert Blanton returned the interception for 82 yards.
Notre Dame Fighting Irish at 3:32
1-10-MIST18(3:27) Jonas Gray rushed for 2 yards.
2-8-MIST10(3:22) Cierre Wood lost 4 yards.
3-12-MIST14(3:16) Tommy Rees lost 3 yards.
4-15-MIST17(3:11) David Ruffer made a field goal of 33 yards.
MIST 13   ND 31,   Plays: 3   Yards: 1   Possession: 00:21.
 
Notre Dame Fighting Irish at 3:11
1-10-ND30(3:01) Kyle Brindza kicked the ball for 65 yards. Nick Hill returned the kick for 41 yards.
Michigan State Spartans at 3:01
1-10-MIST46(2:52) Kirk Cousins passed incomplete to Brian Linthicum.
2-10-MIST46(2:36) Kirk Cousins passed to B.J. Cunningham for 8 yards.
3-2-ND46(2:22) Kirk Cousins passed to Keith Nichol for 9 yards.
1-10-ND37(2:07) Kirk Cousins passed incomplete to Keith Nichol.
2-10-ND37(2:01) Kirk Cousins passed to B.J. Cunningham for 9 yards.
3-1-ND28(1:39) Kirk Cousins passed incomplete to Dion Sims.
4-1-ND28(1:33) Kirk Cousins passed to Le'Veon Bell for 7 yards.
1-10-ND21(1:25) Kirk Cousins passed to Le'Veon Bell for 2 yards.
2-8-ND19(1:05) Kirk Cousins passed incomplete.
3-8-ND19(1:00) Kirk Cousins rushed for no gain.
4-8-ND19(0:36) Kirk Cousins passed incomplete to Dion Sims.
Notre Dame Fighting Irish at 0:36
1-10-ND19(0:36) Quarterback lost 3 yards.