Spartans' big weekend reaps benefits

Updated: September 20, 2010, 10:06 AM ET
By Bill Kurelic
Michigan State engineered a huge win on Saturday night as coach Mark Dantonio called for a fake field goal in overtime that resulted in a touchdown and a 34-31 Spartan victory over Notre Dame.

Dantonio and the Spartans pulled off the big win in front of an outstanding group of recruits. One was on an official visit, lineman Donovan Smith (Owings Mills, Md./Owings Mills).

It was Smith's first official visit so a commitment was not expected. He is considering approximately a dozen schools including fellow Big Ten schools Illinois and Penn State as well as Pitt, Maryland and UCLA.