Top Spartans: Michigan

Spartan Digest takes this time to recognize a couple of members of the Michigan State football program by handing out our Top Spartan honors for those Spartans we feel played a huge role in the Spartans success on the field.

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.

Top Spartan

Mike Sadler – Punter

Sadler was a busy guy for the Spartans on Saturday as he punted a total of seven times for an average of 41.9 yards with four going inside the twenty yard line. He also posted the longest run on the day for the Spartans with a 26 yard fake punt that allowed the Spartans to keep a drive alive.

Top Spartan Offense

Donavon Clark – Offensive Line

Clark was a surprise starter against the Wolverines as he replaced Dan France. Learning late on Thursday it looked like a good chance he would get the start the Cincinnati, Ohio native had an early false start but settled in and played solid for the day.

Top Spartan Defense

Denicos Allen – Linebacker

Allen posted eight solo tackles and 11 total tackles on the day to go with three tackles for loss. He also broke up a pass and continues to take his game up another level after a slow start to the season.


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