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Notre Dame QB Everett Golson Turns Into Effective Game Manager Vs. Michigan State

Notre Dame quarterback Everett Golson didn't light up the Michigan State secondary on Saturday, but he didn't turn the ball over, either. The latter helped the Irish earn the 20-3 victory over the Spartans in East Lansing, Mich.

Golson made it two straight games without an interception, and he has earned the "game manager" title in the process. While completing 14/32 passes, as Golson did against Michigan State, isn't going to sustain many drives, no interceptions helps eliminate easy scoring opportunities for the oppositon.

Irish head coach Brian Kelly spoke with reporters about Golson, according to

"He did some really good things, but we've got a long way to go," Kelly said of Golson. "He needs to continue to stay on task, Everett, and continue to develop each and every week. There are a lot of things. We are so far from where we need to be offensively. I think a lot of it is just in the stuff that we're doing right now. We don't need to extend the playbook any deeper."

Golson has completed 58 percent of his passes for 611 yards and three touchdowns, compared to just one interception. His 7.5 yards per attempt is not spectacular, but certainly average, and average is all Notre Dame needs from Golson right now.

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