Published: Sept. 19, 2016

Spartans hold on for 36-28 win over Notre Dame

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Twelfth-ranked Michigan State didn't panic when No. 18 Notre Dame scored three straight touchdowns to cut a 29-point lead to 36-28 with just over six minutes left. Tyler O'Connor, a fifth-year senior making his third career start, was 19 of 26 passing for 241 yards, two touchdowns and one interception on a deflected pass. He said beating the Irish, the team he grew up cheering for was a ''dream come true.'' Read more at

The Spartans play Wisconsin at noon, Sept. 24 at Spartan Stadium.

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