Notre Dame - MSU rivalry dates back to 1897

NOW: Notre Dame - MSU rivalry dates back to 1897

EAST LANSING, Mich. -- The rivalry between Notre Dame and Michigan State has spanned more than a century. There have been some memorable moments the last 78 times these two teams met on the football field.

The rivalry began in 1897. Now, 120 years later, the rivalry is alive and well.

Coaches, players and fans of both the Fighting Irish and the Spartans have taken to social media to throw jabs ahead of Saturday's game.

In recent years, the rivalry has resulted in photo finishes with the road team taking the edge.

And who can forget the little giants play that broke Irish hearts everywhere?

After two straight matchups in South Bend, the series now shifts to East Lansing where the Irish hope to bring a lot of luck and a lot of game for a much needed win.

Notre Dame leads the series 48-29-1, but MSU has won 11 of the last 15 games.

After this year's 79th matchup, fans may have to wait a while for game number 80.

This is the last scheduled game between the two programs for the foreseeable future.

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