Michigan State vs Oregon: 5 players to watch

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Sep 5, 2015; Eugene, OR, USA; Oregon Ducks quarterback Vernon Adams Jr. (3) throws the ball in the second quarter against the Eastern Washington Eagles at Autzen Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Scott Olmos-USA TODAY Sports

This is one of those obvious choices as senior quarterback, and Eastern Washington transfer, Vernon Adams will be the center of attention for the entire MSU defense.

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Adams is one of the now many dual-threat stars in college football who seem to take over each season and become instant sensations.

It was been well-documented that Adams’ journey to the big stage of Eugene, Oregon, wasn’t an easy one as he didn’t arrive to campus until just a couple weeks before game one — oh yeah, and that was against his former school, Eastern Washington.

Vernon’s first game in a Ducks’ uniform, although there are about 100 variants, was a solid one as he proved to be as good as advertised. He finished the game with 246 passing yards and two scores while rushing for another 94 yards.

Michigan State has limited dual-threat quarterbacks in the past — Tommy Armstrong Jr., Denard Robinson and Braxton Miller — so it knows what to do against a guy who can escape the pocket and pick up big yards.

What type of quarterback will we see on Saturday? One who panics under pressure and is flushed from the pocket or one who is calm under pressure and exhausts the MSU defense?

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