Michigan State Football: 5 bold predictions for the 2015 season

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Nov 8, 2014; East Lansing, MI, USA; Michigan State Spartans running back Delton Williams runs the ball during the 1st half of a game against the Ohio State Buckeyes at Spartan Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mike Carter-USA TODAY Sports

4. Scott, London become best one-two RBs in B1G

With plenty of question marks at the running back position to begin the season, the Spartans will end the season with more than one answer.

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Jeremy Langford has been one of the toughest players to replace after losing the talented All-Big Ten running back to the NFL this year. He racked up over 2,900 yards and 40 touchdowns over the last two seasons as well as nearly 20 100-yard games.

No single player will replace Langford, at least this season, and the Spartans will use the first few weeks of the season to try and pinpoint an actual starter from the group of four candidates.

Redshirt sophomore Gerald Holmes, redshirt freshman Madre London, junior Delton Williams and true freshman L.J. Scott are all battling for one spot, but it won’t be clearly won all season long. Sure, there will be obvious backups, but two guys, in my opinion, will stand out as co-stars.

Look for London and Scott to both play well enough, along with a little of Williams, to earn the most playing time and become the Big Ten’s best one-two punch in the backfield.

Obviously Ezekiel Elliott and Mike Weber over at Ohio State will be close, but the Buckeyes’ freshman  running back just tore his meniscus and is expected to miss some time.

Who would have thought MSU would still have the best backfield in the conference — not necessarily the best running back overall.

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