It was definitely a classic! Those two schools have a history and a great respect for one another. In 1966 ND was #1 MSU was #2, we met at Spartan stadium to play for the championship.......Long story
short the game was a 10-10 tie.
The game today went almost exactly like that game. The fact that ND bounced back today to achieve the 38-38 tie was a non issue. The Spartans did win the game so the ? of who really is the champion between those two teams has been put to rest with the Michigan State victory.