Marc Renaud rushed for 112 yards and Sedrick Irvin 106, and the two combined for 381 all-purpose yards Saturday as No. 17 Michigan State beat Notre Dame 23-7.
It was Notre Dame’s second loss in as many weeks, dropping the Irish to 1-2. It hasn’t been under .500 since 1986. That was also the last time Michigan State (3-0) beat Notre Dame.
Another ugly game was too much for fans, who booed the Irish offense as it walked off the field midway through the fourth quarter.
Michigan State had 353 yards, including 222 on 53 rushes. QB Todd Schultz was 12 of 18 for 107 yards.
The Irish gained just 61 yards rushing on 23 carries. Quarterback Ron Powlus was 23 of 37 for 181 yards with one touchdown and one interception.
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