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This will be the 180th Consecutive Sellout at Notre Dame Stadium.

Saturday's game marks the beginning of the University's celebration of the 75th Anniversary. The stadium opened for Knute Rockne's final season in 1930 and the Irish have compiled a 287-87-5 .763 winning percentage in THE HOUSE THAT ROCK BUILT.


Notre Dame leads the series with Michigan State by a 43-24-1 count, including a 26-11 record in Notre Dame Stadium. Michigan State has won more games in Notre dame Stadium 11 than any other Irish opponent and has claimed a victory in six of the last eight meetings ((four straight at ND stadium between the two teams.


The 2005 has become the first Notre Dame football team to start the season with two wins over ranked teams on the road. The 05' team also is the first to knock off two ranked teams in its first two games, regardless of the game site, since 1990 when Lou Holtz's team defeated Michigan 28-24 at home and #24 MSU 20-19 to open the season...Michigan was #4 by the way.


The winner of Saturday's game will claim the Megaphone trophy, sponsored by the Detroit alumni clubs of Notre Dame and Michigan state.

Notre and Michigan State first met on the gridiron in 1897 with Irish earning a 34-6 victory.

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Michigan State has won six of the last eight games in the series including four consecutive wins in Notre Dame Stadium. Only Purdue (1954-62)has won more consecutive games (five) in Notre Dame Stadium.


The Michigan State Rivalry is the fourth most frequent in Notre Dame history. The Irish and Spartans have met on the gridiron 68 times. Only Navy, Purdue and USC have appeared on Notre Dame's schedule more times than Michigan State.

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Notre Dame's 43 victories in the series against the Spartans is the fourth highest total against one opponent in school history behind NAVY 68

Purdue 49 and Pittsburgh 44.


The two schools played nine times through 1910 with Notre Dame winning the first eight games by a combined score of 222-6. Following a six year layoff, Notre Dame won five of the next six games with the Spartans from 1916-1921..


The Series then went on a 27 year hiatus until it resumed in 1948 when the top ranked IRISH downed Michigan State 26-7, at Notre Dame Stadium. Since then the series has been played continously with the exception of breaks 1953, 58, 1995 and 1996.


Notre Dame Stadium with a capacity of 80,795 is sold out for the 2:40pm Eastern Standard time against Michigan State.


The Irish were 3-3 in Notre Dame Stadium in 2004, running their home record to 91-28 over the last twenty years.


The most wins in a season by the Irish at home is seven by the 1988 national championship team and the longest home winning streak in Notre Dame football history is 28 games (from 1121/42 to 9/30/50).


Coach Dan's prediction Notre Dame 20 MSU 19

More Stats to come later

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