It's one thing for Notre Dame to get punk'd by Michigan State on a fake field-goal attempt.
But the Spartans' own players? Yep, it happened Thursday.
The players on Michigan State's field-goal block team had to be kicking themselves (pun intended) after the second jersey scrimmage. The offense beat the defense 61-55 when backup quarterback Andrew Maxwell found tight end Garrett Celek for a 35-yard touchdown on a fake field-goal attempt on the final play of the 123-play scrimmage.
Just substitute Aaron Bates for Maxwell and Charlie Gantt for Celek, and you'd have "Little Giants" against Notre Dame.
Was this the sequel?
Maxwell's strike to Celek capped a strong scrimmage for the sophomore. He completed 21 of 27 passes for 253 yards and two touchdowns, including a 48-yard strike to Chris D. Rucker.
Starting quarterback Kirk Cousins struggled, completing 14 of 23 passes for 140 yards with three interceptions. Cousins also had a rough time in the first spring scrimmage. While Captain Kirk has built up enough cred as a two-year starter and Spartans fans shouldn't be too worried, Cousins could use a better performance in next week's spring game.
Cornerback Johnny Adams and safety Trenton Robinson stood out for the defense as both men recorded five tackles and an interception.