Michigan St.’s X-Factor Vs. Arizona St.

This running back exploded last week and is now starting on Saturday

Elijah Collins, RB

Through two games, Michigan State running back Elijah Collins is averaging 8.4 yards per carry (209 yards total). While his 25 rushing attempts only slightly tops Connor Heyward (18) and La’Darius Jefferson (12), Collins broke out in Week 2, setting a school record in the process.

As a result, the redshirt freshman has been listed as MSU’s starting running back for this game.

Arizona State allowed 120 rushing yards to Kent State in their season-opening win, but just came off a dominant defensive performance against Sacramento State. However, this Spartans offensive line is a much bigger, stronger and more polished unit as a whole.

Expect Michigan State to ride their new RB1 to a victory. BetQL’s NCAA Football Model labels Michigan State -14.5 as a better bet than Arizona State +14.5 in this showdown.