MSU WR Darrell Stewart Jr. tries to snag a fourth quarter pass against Notre Dame.

It might have been if not for three turnovers, all of which led quickly – if not directly – to touchdowns for Notre Dame.

DEFENSE: 4.The Spartan defense is only responsible for about 24 of Notre Dame’s 38 points.

The bad: Notre Dame had three rushers average at least 5 yards per carry, Irish QB Brandon Wimbush was made to look like an efficient passer, and Notre Dame converted 8 of 14 third downs and scored touchdowns on all four trips inside the red zone.

Punter Jake Hartbarger averaged 49 yards on three punts and twice came close to pinning Notre Dame deep.

Notre Dame’s C.J. Sanders had two good returns, including one of 38 yards.