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Michigan State plays Notre Dame on Saturday, Sept. 23.

Michigan State-Notre Dame football tickets: Buy, sell tickets for Spartans game (09/23/2017)

Ryan Connors

Tickets for Michigan State vs. Notre Dame are available on TicketCity.com. The Spartans and Irish face off Saturday at Spartan Stadium at 8 p.m. ET. The game is on FOX.

Michigan State is 2-0 after wins over Bowling Green and Western Michigan, while Notre Dame 2-1 after defeating Temple and Boston College and dropping a Week 2 matchup with Georgia. Tickets for the game are going for as low as $51.

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Michigan State football schedule

Date Opponent Time TV
Sept. 23 Notre Dame 8 p.m. FOX
Sept. 30 Iowa 4 p.m. FOX
Oct. 7 Michigan TBD TBD
Oct. 14 Minnesota TBD TBD
Oct. 21 Indiana TBD TBD
Oct. 28 Northwestern TBD ESPN/ESPN2
Nov. 4 Penn State TBD TBD
Nov. 11 Ohio State TBD TBD
Nov. 18 Maryland TBD TBD
Nov. 25 Rutgers TBD TBD

(all times ET)

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The Spartans are coming off a bye week, so they did not play on Saturday.

10 Michigan State players helped Hurricane Harvey victims during their bye week

 

As Mark Berman from Fox 26 said on Twitter, the Spartans are off this week. With no game, 10 players — two from Houston — are there helping the victims of Hurricane Harvey.

The two from Houston are left guard Tyler Higby and wide receiver Darrell Stewart Jr. Both are from the Class of 2015.

Michigan State hopes early bye week revitalizes team, but wary of opposite effect

Not so for Michigan State, which faces a September bye for the second straight season. Coming off of wins over Bowling Green and Western Michigan, the Spartans (2-0) don’t have a particularly great need for rest and restoration.

“Right now we’re a healthy football team,” Spartans coach Mark Dantonio said Tuesday, “and we need to stay that way and start to prepare for Notre Dame.”

Michigan State will face the Irish (1-1) at 8 p.m. ET on Saturday, Sept. 23. Just like a year ago, the Spartans will have an extra week to get ready.

It will start with a three-day practice week before an unannounced number of players head to Houston to help with Hurricane Harvey relief. Much of Notre Dame preparation will be done individually.

“Get in the film room,” senior linebacker Chris Frey said when asked of his plans. “Study what they do, study the guys you’re going to go up against, and work on winning your one-on-one battles.”

Additionally, Dantonio wants his players to use the bye week to catch up academically if they’ve fallen behind, and he plans to sit down with each freshman to talk about the first few weeks and how they have been settling in at the university.

A year ago, Michigan State’s bye week had the intended effect, as the Spartans returned rested and ready en route to a 36-28 win over Notre Dame. Dantonio hopes for the same this time around, but he’s wary of the opposite.

“Does it help or not?” he asked. “Maybe you get a head start on them, but maybe you disrupt what we have going. There’s a little bit of both ends of that spectrum, I think. We’ll just take advantage of whatever time we have, whichever way it goes, and we’ll be ready to play.”

The timing does differ a bit from last season. The bye week comes a week later, and it follows a preseason camp that went a week longer. So at this point, the Spartans certainly could use a short break. They’ve been playing football for seven straight weeks.

For many, though, this break will be taken begrudgingly. Rather than a pick-me-up, it may serve to stop any momentum the Spartans have built. Its impact won’t be seen until the team hits the field under the lights against Notre Dame.

“It kind of sucks it’s early on in the year,” quarterback Brian Lewerke said. “I think it’s better to have it Week 6 or 7. But we’re going to get rest, get healthy, make sure we’re coming into Notre Dame prepared with as many guys healthy as we can.”