NOTRE DAME – The Fighting Irish said on Wednesday they’re forgetting about their record of 0-2 on the season and are focusing on one thing, and that’s Michigan State, On Wednesday players said they’ve got to stay positive and keep working towards a win.
"Start off a new season Saturday and try to get it rolling,” said Wide Receiver Michael Floyd.
Quarterback Tommy Rees said they’re not thinking about the past or even the future.
"At this point we're not focused at the broad picture. We're just focused on today's practice and this week,” said Rees.
Floyd said if things go the way they want them this weekend, it could mean a big boost to the rest of the season. “If we take this game in the right direction and we win it’s a big momentum, and I think it could help our team a lot,” said Floyd.
But they will be up against some stuff competition this Saturday.
"They’re the returning Big Ten Champs and it's going to be a good game. It’s going to be a good atmosphere. It's going to be good to be back at home,” said Inside Linebacker Manti Te’o.
Team Captain Safety Harrison Smith said the team just has to worry about the things they can control.
"I’m focused on Michigan State and that’s where the teams at. That’s all we can control. So we're putting everything into preparing for Michigan State,” said Smith.
Saturday’s game is scheduled for 3:40 p.m. at Notre Dame Stadium.