Michigan State vs Oregon: 5 players who deserve the game ball

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Sep 12, 2015; East Lansing, MI, USA; Michigan State Spartans wide receiver Aaron Burbridge (16) makes a catch against Oregon Ducks defensive back Arrion Springs (1) during the 1st half of a game at Spartan Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mike Carter-USA TODAY Sports

Aaron Burbridge is growing into that No. 1 role with the Spartans after watching Tony Lippett do so last season. Lippett came from basically the same situation as Burbridge, not knowing what kind of impact he would have on the offense, only to burst out into an instant star after a couple games.

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The emergence of Burbridge and the plateau of the rest of the receivers, besides Macgarrett Kings, has forced the hand of Dantonio. The head coach has placed true freshman wide out Felton Davis III on the week three depth chart — his first appearance on the depth chart this season.

However, Coach D did have some very good things to say about his senior receiver who played great on Saturday:

That has to raise the confidence level of the wide out who has seen his numbers fluctuate throughout his time at MSU. His freshman season was his best, but he’s on pace to crush those numbers, putting up over 100 yards in each of the first two games in 2015.

Burbridge carried the receiving corps in week two, catching eight passes for 103 yards and a touchdown, earning a game ball. He now has 12 catches for 218 yards and a touchdown on the year.

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