SOUTH BEND —
Michigan State has compiled a 47-17 record (.734) in games played against non-conference opponents since 1999. ... Over the last 13 meetings, the Notre Dame-Michigan State game has been decided by a TD or less on nine different occasions — the game-winning score coming late in the fourth quarter or overtime in eight of those 13 meetings. ... The Irish will be looking to extend their winning streak to 10 games at Notre Dame Stadium. The last time the Irish won 10 straight at home was Oct. 25, 1997-Aug. 28, 1999.