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Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly had to be pleased with his team's effort after beating the Michigan State Spartans on Saturday.

What Brian Kelly said after Notre Dame beat Michigan State

While the program may not be willing to admit it, revenge was on the minds of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish with Michigan State on the schedule this week. If that was indeed the case, mission accomplished.

The Fighting Irish followed up their dominating rushing day against Boston College last week with a strong road performance against rival Michigan State, which knocked off Notre Dame a year ago. Behind a pair of touchdowns from Brandon Wimbush and a pick-6, the Fighting Irish beat the Spartans 38-18.

Here’s what coach Brian Kelly said after the victory: