Michigan State vs Oregon: Grading the Spartans

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Sep 12, 2015; East Lansing, MI, USA; Michigan State Spartans running back LJ Scott (3) runs the ball for a touchdown against Oregon Ducks defensive back Arrion Springs (1) during the 2nd half of a game at Spartan Stadium. MSU won 31-28. Mandatory Credit: Mike Carter-USA TODAY Sports

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Michigan State’s run game can not be praised enough. The tandem of L.J. Scott and Madre London have been as dynamic as any in the nation and they seem to be clicking on all cylinders to start their first season as collegiate producers.

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London got the ground game off to a big start, like he did against Western Michigan, hitting a big hole for an early pickup of 62 yards in the first MSU drive of the game. That scamper really opened things up for the offense and Cook settled into a nice rhythm, completion-wise, and things were looking easy for the offense.

Madre finished with a game-high 103 yards on 18 carries — the first MSU running back not named Jeremy Langford to rush for over 100 yards since Nick Hill did it on Oct. 18 of last year.

As for Scott, the true freshman is looking more like an upperclassmen out of the backfield. Besides looking very much like Le’Veon Bell in pads, Scott is also running like the All-Pro for the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Scott finished his second game with over 75 yards — 76 to be exact — with his first two career touchdowns. He’s averaging 6.3 yards per carry as a Spartan running back.

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