Air Force vs Michigan State: 5 bold predictions

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Sep 12, 2015; East Lansing, MI, USA; Michigan State Spartans running back LJ Scott (3) runs the ball against the Oregon Ducks during the fourth quarter at Spartan Stadium. Spartans beat the Ducks 31-28. Mandatory Credit: Raj Mehta-USA TODAY Sports

1. London/Scott will each rush for 100-plus yards

Michigan State running backs Madre London and L.J. Scott have done a phenomenal job of replacing current Chicago Bear Jeremy Langford at running back.

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Against Oregon, Scott came up big with two touchdowns including this Langford-esque game winning breakaway in the fourth quarter.

Scott ran for 76 yards on just 11 carries and his two scores earned him the Big Ten Freshman of the Week Award. Meanwhile, London was the first of the two backs to break the century mark in a game this season, rushing for 103 yards, including a 62-yard run on MSU’s first offensive play of the game.

With Gerald Holmes seemingly out of the rotation, look for London and Scott to get the bulk of the carries in what should be a run-oriented offense in the second half. This will result in both backs eclipsing 100 yards together for the first time this season.

Air Force does have a top-30 rush defense, allowing only 101.5 rushing yards a game. However, the Falcons are giving up nearly four yards per rush (3.76), and have faced the likes of Morgan State and San Jose State in their first two games — both of whom were playing from behind most of the game and abandoned the run game.

Fun fact: Air Force’s first opponent was MSU. Its second opponent, San Jose State, is called the Spartans. Its third opponent is the MSU Spartans.


I don’t know.

But I do know you can take these 5 bold predictions to the bank.

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