Instant analysis: Notre Dame 20, MSU 3
Notre Dame had lost nine consecutive games to teams ranked in the AP top 10, but behind an inspired and emotional performance from senior linebacker Manti Te'o, the 20th-ranked Fighting Irish erased that streak and made a strong case to be in the top 10 themselves with a 20-3 victory over No. 10 Michigan State in East Lansing.
It wasn't the cleanest game Notre Dame could've played, but with its 3-0 start (the first time that has happened in more than a decade) the Irish are setting themselves up for one of their better seasons in recent memory.
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