Jeremy Langford Needs To Maintain Michigan State Running Attack

By John Raffel
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It’s beginning to look like a Michigan State vs. Ohio State NCAA-football battle next month in the Big Ten title game. If that’s the case, the Spartans can give Ohio State a real run for its money if the defense continues to play well and if Jeremy Langford runs like he did against Nebraska in Saturday’s 41-28 MSU victory.

The win put Michigan State closer toward the Legends Division title and a probable clash with Ohio State for the league title.

Langford scored two touchdowns and he continues to strengthen a Spartan offense that was mediocre at best, in the early stages of the season. He certainly can’t rest on his laurels now. If the Spartans get the battle against the Buckeyes they so dearly want, all systems must be operating at 100 percent for them. That includes the running game, which appears to be in good shape with Langford leading the way. Coming into the Nebraska game, Langford was averaging 4.6 yards per carry. It’s his fifth straight Big Ten game of 100-plus yards on the ground after three-straight performances when he was below 100.

He’s already surpassed the 655 yards in rushing he compiled last season. Langford has shown this season how much he has matured and developed into one of the league’s top players. He’s giving MSU the consistent ground game they needed, and he’s among the reasons the Spartans are getting very close to winning the Legends division title.

Now he needs to show Ohio State, if that opportunity comes, just how good he is. If he does, the Spartans could be seeing roses on New Year’s Day.


John Raffel is a writer for RantSports.comFollow him on Twitter  @JohnCarlRaffel, Like” him on Facebook or add him to your network on Google.



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