WOOD TV8 to host MSU-Notre Dame watch party

MSU Notre Dame 2013 game
In this Sept. 21, 2013, file photo, Notre Dame head coach Brian Kelly, right, meets with Michigan State head coach Mark Dantonio after Notre Dame won 17-13 in an NCAA college football game in South Bend, Ind. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy, File)

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — If you can’t make it to Indiana for the Michigan State-Notre Dame game Saturday, head to downtown Grand Rapids for the next best thing.

MSU Notre Dame Game of the Century
In this Nov. 19, 1966, file photo, an overflow crowd, estimated at more than 80,000, watch the Michigan State against Notre Dame college football game in East Lansing, Mich. (AP Photo/File)

WOOD TV8 is teaming up with MSU and Downtown Grand Rapids Inc. to put the big game on the big screen in Ah-Nab-Awen Park.

The watch party starts at 7:15 p.m., with a documentary taking fans back 50 years, when the two teams faced off in the “Game of the Century.”

MSU Notre Dame Game of the Century
In this Nov. 19, 1966, file photo, Notre Dame football coach Ara Parseghian, left, shakes hands with Michigan State coach Duffy Daugherty after their 10-10 tie in East Lansing, Mich. (AP Photo/File)

More than 80,000 people packed Spartan Stadium to watch No. 1 Notre Dame take on No. 2 Michigan State on Nov. 19, 1966. The game’s 10-10 end is considered the most famous tie in college football history.

While No. 12 MSU and No. 18 Notre Dame aren’t ranked as high this year, ESPN says it’s only the fourth time since the 1966 game that both teams have cracked the top 20 nationally.

Kick-off is slated for 7:30 p.m. You can also watch the game at home on WOOD TV8, followed by 24 Hour News 8 at 11 p.m.

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