Air Force vs Michigan State: 5 players who earned a game ball

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Sep 4, 2015; Kalamazoo, MI, USA; Michigan State Spartans head coach Mark Dantonio talks to safety Rj Williamson (26) during the 2nd half of a game at Waldo Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mike Carter-USA TODAY Sports

I was hesitant to even put a defensive back on this list, but RJ Williamson really did have himself quite the game and the blown assignments in the secondary for big gains were not all on in. Air Force did pick up gains of 32, 38 and 44 through the air and that’s something which is completely unacceptable moving forward.

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Despite the poor play from the secondary, as a whole, Williamson helped the Spartans jump out to a big lead with a fumble recovery that he returned 64 yards for a touchdown in the first quarter. Whenever there is a big play on defense in which the ball changes hands and the Spartans end up scoring, it seems like Williamson always has a hand in it.

Being at the right place at the right time is Williamson’s thing and he added yet another touchdown to his career total.

Williamson also recorded an interception to ice the game late, finishing with five total tackles, an interception and a fumble recovery for a TD. He pushed his total tackles on the season to 16 and remains a strong option in the secondary — one of the only dependable guys.

However, he will need to make sure this group of guys know what their assignments are moving forward seeing as he’s the leader of the secondary.

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