EAST LANSING, Michigan (Ticker) -- Brady Quinn and Notre Dame made it a clean sweep of teams from Michigan.
Quinn passed for 215 yards and a touchdown and ran for another score as the Fighting Irish defeated Michigan State, 31-24.
Last week, the Irish were a big underdog to then-No. 7 Michigan but rallied to stun the Wolverines, 28-20, after taking advantage of several miscues down the stretch.
In this one, Notre Dame intercepted Spartans quarterback Stephen Reaves three times and recovered three fumbles, again capitalizing on a mistake-prone foe.
The Irish trailed early, 7-0, but scored 28 straight points to take command. Notre Dame took the lead for good, 14-7, on a 75-yard fumble return by strong safety Tom Zbikowski with seven seconds left in the first quarter.
The lead was 31-17 before Spartans backup quarterback Drew Stanton scored on a four-yard run with nine seconds left.
Freshman Darius Walker, who ran for 115 yards and two touchdowns in his debut against the Wolverines, had 98 in this one for Notre Dame (2-1), which had lost six of the last seven meetings in the series.
Reaves completed just 7-of-20 passes for 66 yards for Michigan State (1-2), while Stanton went 8-of-12 for 110 yards.