Sean Merriman, web editor, June 10, 2015

Over the next month, BTN will profile 18 different classic games, ranging from 2007-2014.

The third game on the slate is a 2010 matchup between Michigan State and Notre Dame.

This game will be remembered for featuring one of the greatest trick plays in recent memory, which became forever known as "Little Giants."

With Michigan State kicker Dan Conroy lining up for a game-tying field goal in overtime, punter/holder Aaron Bates took the snap, stood up, and found tight end Charlie Gantt streaking down the field for a 29-yard touchdown, giving the Spartans a 34-31 win over Notre Dame.

Following the game, MSU coach Mark Dantonio suffered a mild heart attack and underwent surgery to put a stent in a blocked blood vessel. He would miss the next two games during his recovery.

Here is a breakdown of that memorable MSU victory over Notre Dame, highlighting the top moment, stat line and individual player.

Top Moment: Michigan State runs a game-winning fake field goal in overtime to secure a 34-31 win over Notre Dame.

Top Stat Line: Michigan State and Notre Dame combined for 938 total yards of offense in the game.

Top Player: MSU quarterback Kirk Cousins was 23-33 for 245 yards and two touchdowns in the victory.


BIG TEN CLASSICS SCHEDULE (All games are at 8 p.m. ET)
Monday, June 8: Ohio State 26, Oregon 17 – 2010 Rose Bowl
Tuesday, June 9: Michigan 41, Florida 35 – 2008 Capital One Bowl
Wednesday, June 10: Michigan State 34, Notre Dame 31 (OT) – 9/18/10
Thursday, June 11: Wisconsin 20, Miami 14 – 2009 Champs Sports Bowl
Friday, June 12: Penn State 13, Ohio State 6 – 10/25/08
Monday, June 15: Nebraska 34, Ohio State – 10/8/11
Tuesday, June 16: Ohio State 42, Michigan 28 – 11/29/14
Wednesday, June 17: Michigan State 33, Georgia 30 (3 OT) – 2012 Outback Bowl
Thursday, June 18: Wisconsin 42, Michigan State 39 – 2011 Big Ten title game
Friday, June 19: Michigan 35, Notre Dame 31 – 9/10/11