Holmes and Scott are both back this season, as is Madre London, to round out Michigan State's three-deep backfield.
He presents an additional challenge for Notre Dame (2-1) for Saturday's game (8 p.m., FOX) at Michigan State (2-0) in East Lansing.
He had eight carries for 69 yards against Bowling Green and nine for 81 and two touchdowns - including a 61-yard score on a read option - against Western Michigan.
Since Kelly took over Notre Dame in 2010, he's 3-2 against Michigan State and the longest run for a Spartan quarterback in those five games was eight yards.
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