Frosh faces shine for Irish
Starting outside linebacker Prince Shembo did not play because of a family medical emergency. Shembo left the team on Friday afternoon, according to school officials. It is not known when he will return. Freshman Troy Niklas started in his place and was one of several freshman who shined against Michigan State.
Niklas had three tackles for a defense that held Michigan State to 29 yards on 23 carries. Freshman defensive end Aaaron Lynch, meanwhile, had five tackles, a sack, a forced fumble and six quarterback hurries.
"Aaron is an outstanding pass rusher," Kelly said. "He showed that today. If he didn't get to the quarterback, he got held."
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