If one big-time night game wasn't enough, Notre Dame returns to the scene of "Little Giants" in prime-time on September 15 for an 8 p.m. kickoff and national television audience from ABC.
Could College Game Day make a return?
In the past the Spartans have gone 7-4 in previous prime-time appearances in Spartan Stadium including three straight with the latest coming last season in the Spartans "Hail Mary" win over Wisconsin on the final play of regulation.
Six out of the Spartans home games will be played against bowl teams from last season making it one of the hardest home schedules in the country.
The Spartans have won 14-consecutive games in Spartans Stadium – its longest home streak since winning 19 straight from 1950-53 under Clarence "Biggie" Munn. This is the fourth-longest active streak in NCAA Football Bowl Subdivision trailing only LSU (17), Wisconsin (16) and Northern Illinois (15).