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 running back LJ Scott (3) stiff arms Oregon Ducks linebacker Joe Walker (35) during a touchdown run in the fourth quarter at Spartan Stadium. Spartans beat the Ducks 31-28. Mandatory Credit: Raj Mehta-USA TODAY Sports

This is another one that could have been split between two guys, but this time, I am going to give the top game ball to freshman running back L.J. Scott.

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Although redshirt freshman back, and starter, Madre London led all rushers with 103 yards on 18 carries Saturday, Scott was the real hero, putting the cherry on top with a 38-yard TD run in the fourth quarter.

"This massive TD run helped @MSU_Football RB LJ Scott take home a share of @B1Gfootball Freshman of the Week. http://t.co/PqGOwVA0ZD — Michigan St. on BTN (@MichiganStOnBTN) September 14, 2015"

Scott’s big run was his second of the night and his first-ever game-clinching TD run in a Spartan uniform — something Jeremy Langford was known for over the last two years.

Fun fact of the day: L.J. Scott has more yards in his first two games in a MSU uniform than Javon Ringer, Larry Caper, Edwin Baker and Jeremy Langford had in theirs — the same can be said for London as well.

The dynamic duo of young running backs for the Spartans present problems for defenses and it could be a historic season for Spartan football if both live up to their potential.

Scott won co-Big Ten Freshman of the Week for his 76-yard, two-touchdown performance against the Ducks in primetime.

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