Michigan State Football: 5 bold predictions for the 2015 season

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Sep 6, 2014; Eugene, OR, USA; Michigan State Spartans quarterback Connor Cook (18) throws the ball against the Oregon Ducks at Autzen Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Scott Olmos-USA TODAY Sports

5. MSU beats Oregon by double-digits

Last year, Michigan State traveled to Eugene, Oregon, to take on the Oregon Ducks in the first game of a two-year home-and-home series. The Spartans played well in the first half against the No. 3-ranked Ducks, but faltered late, getting outscored 28-3 in the second half.

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Revenge has been on the mind for these Spartans for a year now and although they shouldn’t overlook Western Michigan in a road game for the season opening in a couple weeks, not one player has forgotten about Oregon.

East Lansing will be rocking on September 12 and dozens upon dozens of top recruits will be in attendance to watch the primetime matchup between the top-10 squads.

However, this year will be a much different story than last as Vernon Davis and Jeff Lockie will have a tough time trying to replace reigning Heisman winner and former Oregon quarterback, Marcus Mariota.

Michigan State will have the advantage of playing Oregon early on before the quarterbacks gel with the offense and the loss of versatile running back Thomas Tyner will hurt the Ducks during this contest as well.

The Spartans’ vaunted defense will return to form in this one as Michigan State reverses its fortunes from a season ago and hands the Ducks a double-digit loss.

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