Michigan State vs Oregon: 5 takeaways from the Spartans’ win

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Sep 12, 2015; East Lansing, MI, USA; Oregon Ducks wide receiver Bralon Addison (2) gets tackled by Michigan State Spartans linebacker Riley Bullough (30) during the second quarter at Spartan Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Raj Mehta-USA TODAY Sports

3. Riley Bullough is a machine

On top of being named Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week, junior Mike linebacker Riley Bullough proved to be a monster in the middle for the Spartans. Leading the defense with 14 tackles and proving to be the most sure-handed tackler on the team.

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So far in 2015, Bullough has 23 total tackles and 3.0 sacks, leading the MSU defense. He had help from his fellow linebackers against Oregon, though, as they shined.

Darien Harris also recorded 12 tackles, Jon Reschke recorded 11 and Chris Frey added four clutch stops including a huge fourth quarter sack which led to the Ducks’ demise on the final drive of the game.

Bulgur is proving to be much more than a solid middle linebacker for the Spartans, but he is showing that he can be just as good, if not better, than his big brother Max. I think we are just starting to see what he can do and he’s just scratching the surface.

Can you believe that he had just 29 tackles and 3.5 sacks all last season and is one game away from breaking all of those marks this year?

Riley’s a monster.

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