Five Answers: Michigan State

The answers to Berk's five questions posed prior to the Michigan State game are quite positive for the Irish, who rolled the Spartans, 20-3.

#1 -- Can the Irish run defense keep Spartans tailback Le'Veon Bell in check?

Yes!!! Bell may have rushed for a 4.1 average on the night, but overall the Irish bottled up the powerful running back to 77 yards and no touchdowns.

#2 -- Will quarterback Everett Golson be looking over his shoulder?

While the first two offensive plays on the game may have had some wondering, Golson settled in and made enough plays to keep the Irish offense running. While the performance will not result in talk of future greatness, the first year starter showed growth and the ability to do some positive things going forward.

#3 -- How much of a role will the returning Cierre Wood have on the Irish offense?

Wood led all Irish rushers with 56 yards and showed the ability to hit the outside with a 26 yard run. Going forward look for Wood to have a big day real soon as he looks ready to breakout after sitting out the first two games.

#4 -- Can the Irish offense score a touchdown against Michigan State's defense?

Yes! In fact they scored two of them on the night with Everett Golson playing a role in both as he hit John Goodman on a 36 yard pass in the first quarter and then scored on a six yard run in the second quarter.

#5 --Can Notre Dame continue to get to the quarterback?

The Irish entered the game with seven sacks for the season and added another four by the time they left East Lansing. The Irish also posted five quarterback hurries in the game keeping the Spartans passing attack grounded. Top Stories