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 linebacker Chris Frey (23) celebrates after making a play during the fourth quarter against the Oregon Ducks at Spartan Stadium. The Spartans beat the Ducks 31-28. Mandatory Credit: Raj Mehta-USA TODAY Sports

This one was too difficult to choose just one. I didn’t want to have to pick two guys at the same position, although I could have done it with a few players on this list, so I split the No. 2 spot with sophomore linebacker Chris Frey and junior Riley Bullough.

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Bullough entered the game as the team’s leader in the middle. Holding the same position as his big brother, Max, used to in the Spartans’ defensive scheme, Riley has played fantastic through the first two weeks of the season.

Heck, he’s even earned himself Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week honors for his game against the Ducks. How can you leave someone like that off this list? He recorded 14 tackles in week two, pushing his total to 23 on the year with 3.0 sacks as well.

Bullough was exactly where he was supposed to be at all times and brought energy to the defense when it was lacking.

Chris Frey was a silent killer in Saturday’s game. He didn’t start, as Jon Reschke won the job, but he came in late to record the biggest sack of the season for MSU on Vernon Adams that forced a 4th & 17 with the game on the line. Oregon didn’t convert and the Spartans won.

You have to hand it to Frey as he came in off the bench to record four total tackles and a half a sack in the most crucial point of the game.

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