MB’s Golson struts his stuff as Irish knocks off Spartans

Former Myrtle Beach High standout Everett Golson passed for one touchdown and rushed for another as No. 19 Notre Dame stuffed the offense of No. 10 Michigan State for a 20-3 win at East Lansing, Mich.

Golson had a hand in both TDs on the night, and they were familiar feats for Seahawks fans. The first saw Golson roll wide to the right sideline and throw clear across the field to the end zone to tight end John Goodman, who made a spectacular one-handed 36-yard touchdown pass to help the Fighting Irish to their first 3-0 start since 2002 and snap the Spartans’ 15-game home winning streak.

The Fighting Irish tacked on another touchdown with 10:50 left in the first half when Golson rolled left this time and used his incredible speed to beat the defense to the plyon. Golson scored from 6 yards out to cap a five-play, 51-yard drive and give the Irish a 14-0 lead.

The Fighting Irish added a 29-yard field goal by Kyle Brindza to cap a fourth-quarter drive and take a 14-point lead with 6:21 left. Notre Dame took possession on its own 4-yard line and traveled 84 yards over 6 1/2 minutes.

Notre Dame frustrated the offense of Michigan State (2-1) throughout the contest and limited Spartans’ star Le’Veon Bell to 77 yards on 19 carries.

Golson completed 14 of 32 passes for 178 yards and no interceptions and he has the Irish off to a 3-0 start.

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