Mark Dantonio has made the Spartan brand grow with an outstanding overall record 88-33 but it's the record in big games that are leaving behind perhaps a bigger legacy.
Spartan fans will tell you where they were when Dantonio called for the trick play 'Little Giants' in a 2010 win against Notre Dame that was one of the most memorable plays in Spartan football history.
Since then though, the Irish have had the Spartans number, as they have won the past three meetings.
You'd have to go all the way back to 2007 for the last win in South Bend.
The 12th ranked Spartans are hoping the bye week can give them an extra boost and they try to win the 78th meeting between these two schools.
Dantonio sat down with WXYZ's Justin Rose to discuss the play that started it all, the respect between the programs and what he loves most about this rivalry with the Irish.