Michigan State Football: 5 reasons the Spartans will win it all in 2015

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Nov 8, 2014; East Lansing, MI, USA; Ohio State Buckeyes quarterback J.T. Barrett (16) is brought down by Michigan State Spartans safety RJ Williamson (26) during the 2nd half of a game at Spartan Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mike Carter-USA TODAY Sports

1. Revenge

Never underestimate the power of revenge.

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The Spartans fell to both Oregon and Ohio State last season and had to watch as both teams had successful years, going on to play each other for the national title. If Michigan State had lost one and maybe not the other, it would have been an entirely different story.

When you listen to this crop of players talk about what they want to accomplish in 2015, one thing is clear: exacting revenge on those two squads is all part of the plan.

It’s not easy to watch your CFB Playoff hopes crumble on your home turf, but that’s exactly what these players had to endure as J.T. Barrett and Ezekiel Elliott basically ended the Spartans’ lofty goals of making the first-ever four-team final.

Barrett was tossing the ball all around Spartan Stadium and Elliott was running it down the defense’s throat.

If you’re telling me that these players don’t want to march into Columbus, Ohio, on Nov. 21 and reclaim what they believe to be theirs — the Big Ten title — then you’re lying.

Couple that with repaying Oregon with a home stomping of their own in the second week of the season and you have a potentially unbeaten MSU team in 2015.

I think Michigan State wins at least one of those two contests and that might just be enough to get the Spartans in the playoff. If Michigan State loses to OSU and somehow makes the playoff, which is very possible, I think MSU will take them down on a neutral field with a national title appearance on the line.

Revenge will be key in 2015.

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