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Sep 19, 2015; East Lansing, MI, USA; Michigan State Spartans receiver Aaron Burbridge (16) celebrates after catching a touchdown pass against the Air Force Falcons during the 1st quarter of a game at Spartan Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mike Carter-USA TODAY Sports

1. Will Aaron Burbridge break 100 yards again?

Aaron Burbridge might be the best receiver in the Big Ten this year, and that is a very welcomed sight for an offense that lost Jeremy Langford, Tony Lippett and Keith Mumphery over the offseason. Burbridge has stepped up his game immensely and is leading the conference in receiving with 20 catches for 374 yards and four touchdowns.

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It’s tough to lose the top two receivers from an offense that was electric last season and happened to be one of the most productive in the country.

Burbridge has caught basically everything Connor Cook has thrown his way. He has shown the sure hands and athleticism that people were expecting when he committed as a highly-touted four-star out of Farmington Hills, Mich., in 2012.

We are finally seeing the Burbridge hype that we had hoped for two seasons ago.

To start the 2015 campaign, he has three 100-yard games and is averaging about seven receptions per contest. Could we see the fourth 100-yard game for the senior wide out? It’s very possible.

The only thing holding the receiver back is the fact that Central will likely be keying in on him as he has been the only target to really stand out for Cook.

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