Spartans dominant against FAU, Notre Dame next



EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan State made the most of its final tuneup before the schedule turns serious.

Next up: Notre Dame, in a rematch of one of 2010’s most memorable games.

Kirk Cousins went 16 of 21 for 183 yards and two touchdowns Saturday, and the Spartans drubbed Florida Atlantic 44-0. After a tepid performance in a season-opening win over Youngstown State, Michigan State held FAU to one first down in one of the most dominant defensive performances in school history.

Michigan State travels to Notre Dame a year after shocking the Irish 34-31 on a fake field goal in overtime.