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Spartan Digest Game Balls Defense

Michigan State opened up with a road win over Western Michigan and Spartan Digest has five game balls to hand out to members of the Spartans defense.

Who earned game balls on the Michigan State defense from Spartan Digest?

We hand out five game balls following the Spartans 37-24 victory over Western Michigan.

Riley Bullough – Linebacker Riley Bullough posted nine total tackles with seven being solo. With three sacks, Bullough found his way behind the Broncos line of scrimmage and provided pressure throughout the game.

Jon Reschke – Linebacker Jon Reschke looks to have injuries behind him and stepped forward posting nine total tackles with six being solos efforts.

Vayante Copeland – In his first college game Vayante Copeland showed why the Spartans felt they got a steal out of Ohio in the 2014 recruiting class. Copeland made a big play on special teams early in the game and also ended the game on a strong note with his first career interception. Add in his four solo tackles and Copeland played a pretty complete game.

Joel Heath – Defensive tackle Joel Heath put early pressure on the Broncos offensive line posting a sack and three total tackles.

Montae Nicholson – Safety Montae Nicholson had an early interception to go with seven total tackles that included one for a loss.

Others In Consideration: Darien Harris, Shilique Calhoun, Demetrius Cooper, R.J. Williamson

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