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

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Sep 12, 2015; East Lansing, MI, USA; Michigan State Spartans running back Madre London (28) runs the ball against Oregon Ducks defensive lineman Henry Mondeaux (92) and defensive lineman Tui Talia (55) during the 2nd half of a game at Spartan Stadium. MSU won 31-28. Mandatory Credit: Mike Carter-USA TODAY Sports

1. Madre London/L.J. Scott are the real deal

No one could be more excited about the potential of this running back duo. The Spartans have followed up a season in which Jeremy Langford, Delton Williams and Nick Hill shared carries with a tandem of redshirt freshman Madre London and true freshman L.J. Scott.

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Scott was named the co-Big Ten Freshman of the Week and it was a huge honor as the first-year player has recorded more yards in his first two games in a Spartan uniform (153 yards) than did Jeremy Langford, Larry Caper, Edwin Baker and Javon Ringer.

The freshman running back recorded 76 yards and his first two career MSU touchdowns in the win over Oregon as he was the Spartans’ second leading rusher, following London’s 103 yards on 18 carries.

London became the first back not named Jeremy Langford to rush for over 100 yards since Nick Hill did so in October of last season.

It’s hard to believe that people were even worried about the running back situation heading into the season as both will be getting even stronger as the season wears on. The Spartans had 201 yards rushing in the week two win and its starting to look like a real strong point on the offensive side of the ball.

Michigan State’s dynamic duo looks like the real deal and the Spartans couldn’t be luckier.

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