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    Michigan State 23, Notre Dame
    September 20, 1997 - Notre Dame Stadium


    Scoring Summary

    Michigan State 14 3 3 3 - 23 Notre Dame 0 7 0 0 - 7

    First Quarter
    MSU: Josh KEUR 5 pass from Todd SCHULTZ (Chris GARDNER PAT), 11:28 left. Drive: 44 yards, 7 plays, 3:32 elapsed after Notre Dame kickoff. Key play: Marc Renaud 51 kickoff return to the ND 44. Score: Michigan State 7, Notre Dame 0.

    MSU: SCHULTZ 1 run (GARDNER PAT), 4:47 left. Drive: 73 yards, 11 plays, 4:29 elapsed after Notre Dame punt. Key play: Schultz to Gari Scott for 8 on 3rd and 2 from the MSU 35. Score: Michigan State 14, Notre Dame 0.

    Second Quarter
    MSU: GARDNER 31 FG, 6:28 left. Drive: 67 yards, 12 plays, 4:43 elapsed after Notre Dame punt. Key play: Renaud 5 run on 3rd and 2 from the ND 21. Score: Michigan State 17, Notre Dame 0.

    ND: Bobby BROWN 7 pass from Ron POWLUS (Jim SANSON PAT), 0:27 left. Drive: 29 yards, 3 plays, 0:37 elapsed after Notre Dame interception. Key play: Kory Minor intercepts Todd Schultz pass at the MSU 33, returns four yards to the MSU 29. Score: Michigan State 17, Notre Dame 7.

    Third Quarter
    MSU: GARDNER 32 FG, 7:12 left. Drive: 53 yards, 11 plays, 5:02 elapsed after Notre Dame punt. Key play: Schultz to Gari Scott for 12 on 3rd and 7 from the ND 33. Score: Michigan State 20, Notre Dame 7.

    Fourth Quarter
    MSU: GARDNER 31 FG, 6:26 left. Drive: 20 yards, 5 plays, 1:54 elapsed after Notre Dame punt. Key play: Halfback pass by Sedrick Irvin to Scott for 24 on 1st and 10 from the ND 33. Score: Michigan State 23, Notre Dame 7.

    Attendance - 80,225 (sellout)

    Statistics

    MSU ND First Downs 22 17 Rushing 13 5 Passing 7 10 Penalty 2 2 Rushing Attempts 53 23 Yards Rushing 232 87 Yards Lost Rushing 10 26 Net Yards Rushing 222 61 Net Yards Passing 131 181 Passes Attempted 19 38 Passes Completed 13 23 Had Intercepted 1 1 Total Offensive Plays 72 61 Total Net Yards 353 242 Average Gain Per Play 4.9 4.0 Fumbles: Number-Lost 1-0 0-0 Penalties: Number-Yards 6-55 4-60 Number of Punts-Yards 3-125 6-275 Average Per Punt 41.7 45.8 Punt Returns: Number-Yards 5-60 2-9 Kickoff Returns: Number-Yards 1-52 6-120 Interceptions: Number-Yards 1-7 1-4 Fumble Returns: Number-Yards 0-0 0-0 Possession Time 33:35 26:25 Third Down Conversions 6-14 6-14 Fourth Down Conversions 0-1 0-2 Sacks by: Number-Yards 3-19 0-0

    Michigan State

    RUSHING ATT GAIN LOST NET TD LG Marc Renaud 22 112 0 112 0 15 Sedrick Irvin 26 115 9 106 0 17 Todd Schultz 4 5 0 5 1 2 Travis Reese 1 0 1 -1 0 -1 PASSING ATT COMP INT YDS TD LG Todd Schultz 18 12 1 107 1 13 Sedrick Irvin 1 1 0 24 0 24 RECEIVING RECPT YARDS TD LONG Gari Scott 5 66 0 24 Josh Keur 4 38 1 13 Sedrick Irvin 2 22 0 12 Marc Renaud 2 5 0 4 PUNTING NUM YARDS AVG LONG Paul Edinger 3 125 41.7 49 RETURNS PR KO INTS Sedrick Irvin 5-60 - - Marc Renaud - 1-52 - Ray Hill - - 1-7

    Notre Dame

    RUSHING ATT GAIN LOST NET TD LG Autry Denson 15 64 5 59 0 11 Tony Driver 4 15 2 13 0 9 Ron Powlus 4 8 19 -11 0 8 PASSING ATT COMP INT YDS TD LG Ron Powlus 37 23 1 181 1 27 Hunter Smith 1 0 0 0 0 0 RECEIVING RECPT YARDS TD LG Bobby Brown 7 61 1 16 Malcolm Johnson 4 33 0 12 Autry Denson 4 26 0 10 Ken Barry 3 14 0 7 Joey Goodspeed 2 8 0 4 Jay Johnson 1 27 0 27 Raki Nelson 1 10 0 10 Tony Driver 1 2 0 2 PUNTING NUM YARDS AVG LG Hunter Smith 6 275 45.8 52 RETURNS PR KO INTS Autry Denson - 2-43 - Kory Minor - - 1-4 Deveron Harper - 1-23 - Allen Rossum 2-9 3-54 -

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