Each week during the season we'll give out Top Spartans honors to the following.
Top Spartan: The one player who played the biggest role in the success of the team in that week's game.
Top Spartan Offense: Player other than the Top Spartan who helped the offense to have success on the field.
Top Spartan Defense: Player other than the Top Spartan who helped the defense to have success on the field.
Le'Veon Bell – Running Back
Bell's 253 rushing yards is the sixth-highest single-game total in Michigan State history. The game also made Bell one of only sixteen Spartans to post 2,000 yards rushing during their careers. Add in the fact Bell also was used as a punt returner and the Ohio native had a busy day.
Top Spartan Offense
Dion Sims – Tight End
Just behind Bell was the Spartans tight end that pulled down six balls for 112 yards and a touchdown. This was Sims first career 100-yard receiving game and continues his march to a career high season with a total of 22 receptions for 277 yards through four games.
Top Spartan Defense
Isaiah Lewis – Defensive Back
Lewis matched a career high leading the Spartans with 12 tackles on the day. Considering it is never good for a member of the secondary to be at the top of a team's tackle totals, Lewis played a major role in helping the Spartans survive what could have been a disastrous outcome.