Cornerback Julian Love read quarterback Brian Lewerke’s eyes and jumped in front of his sideline pass. Fifty-nine yards later, Love was in the end zone and the Notre Dame Fighting Irish had a 14-0 lead over the Michigan State Spartans.
Julian Love extends Notre Dame's lead with a PICK SIX! #NDvsMSU pic.twitter.com/NjqdCM52dP— Chat Sports (@ChatSports) September 24, 2017
Lewerke exacted a bit of revenge on the following drive, busting through the middle for 51 yards on a quarterback sneak and then lofting the ball over Love’s outstretched arms to connect for a touchdown.
Darrell Stewart Jr. snags this TD ball in front of Julian Love, who had the Pick 6 for ND earlier. 14-7 Notre Dame in the 1st. #NDvsMSU pic.twitter.com/woI50i0lxh— Jay Sarkar (@WLNSJaySarkar) September 24, 2017
With 11:55 remaining in the second quarter, the Irish lead the Spartans, 14-7.
The Irish got on the board first after a seven-play, 78-yard drive culminated in a 16-yard quarterback touchdown. One week after struggling to connect with his receivers, junior Brandon Wimbush was 4-of-5 for 62 yards on the first drive.
Wimbush is now 6-of-10 for 74 yards.
☘️ IRISH TOUCHDOWN!— The Fighting Irish (@FightingIrish) September 24, 2017
QB Brandon Wimbush for the 1st touchdown of the game.@NDFootball 7 | MSU 0
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