Michigan State football has made a living with the ‘next man up’ philosophy. Some of the biggest games in recent history have included stellar performances by walk-ons and backups. For instance, take the 2014 Rose Bowl with former walk-on Kyler Elsworth. Elsworth took home the defensive MVP in a game that made him the unlikely hero. Or even Tyler O’Connor’s unlikely 2015 win at Ohio State in place of an injured Connor Cook.
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