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At First Glance…

O'Malley's game notebook presents a handful of game balls, reviews the contest's decisive moments, and offers numbers of note in Saturday's 17-13 win over Michigan State in South Bend.

Offensive MVP: The Yellow Flag 82 rushing yards. 142 passing yards. And a whopping 115 due to penalty. Michigan State head coach Mark Dantonio noted post-game he teaches his defenders to play the ball a certain way: that method earned the group four pass interference penalties and a defensive holding infraction Saturday. The aggregate was 70 yards added to quarterback Tommy Rees' unofficial...