Michigan State vs. Western Michigan: 5 bold predictions

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Sep 20, 2014; East Lansing, MI, USA; Michigan State Spartans defensive back Montae Nicholson (9) picks up a loose ball during the second quarter against the Eastern Michigan Eagles at Spartan Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Raj Mehta-USA TODAY Sports

5. Montae Nicholson will have a pick six

The heralded safety will start his coming out year with a bang. Michigan State coaches and players alike have raved about the athletic ability that Montae Nicholson possesses and they are expecting big things from the true sophomore.

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Montae has exceptional athletic ability, even as far as to make MSU wide receivers coach Terry Samuels want to bring him over to the offensive side to play receiver. Nicholson will flash his fantastic hands and haul in a pass and then proceed to take it to the house.

I predict that this will be a play in which Western Michigan hopeful will begin to stand from their seats as they see a ball lofted toward what appears to be an open receiver, only to have the wind taken out of their sails as Nicholson flashes out of nowhere to intercept the ball.

This will be the first of many great plays Montae makes in a Michigan State uniform, sit back and enjoy the ride Spartan nation.

It’s almost like the Spartans have a receiver on defense — that’s a scary thought for opposing offenses.

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