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Big Ten Network feature on Gerald Holmes

Gerald Holmes is coming off arguably his biggest college game after, which came a day after tragedy struck his family.

NCAA Football: Michigan State at Notre Dame Mike Carter-USA TODAY Sports

Another week, another big game for the Michigan State Spartans.

This Saturday will see the Wisconsin Badgers come to East Lansing in a battle of not only Big Ten contenders, but potentially College Football Playoff challengers as well.

In the meantime, Big Ten Network Mike Hall stopped by East Lansing to see the artistic talent of Michigan State running back Gerald Holmes.

As you may recall, Holmes played a huge role in helping Michigan State pull off a huge win at Notre Dame last week.

With MSU already up 29-7 in the final minutes of the third quarter, Holmes took a handoff and burst up the field for a career-long 73-yard scoring run.

Holes finished with 13 carries to the tune of 100 yards with two touchdowns in the Spartans' 36-28 win in South Bend, marking just his second career 100-yard game.

But what made that night even more special to Holmes was it came after learning on Friday that his grandmother had died.

“I ran out, but I knew I had a game today,” Holmes recalled late Saturday night, via the Detroit Free Press. “I kind of steered the motivation from her to come out here and ball.”

Be sure to read his his interview with the DFP.