Earlier this week, news broke that Michigan State sophomore RB La’Darius Jefferson entered his name into the transfer portal.

This came a week after fellow Spartan RB Connor Heyward entered his name into the portal as well.

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Michigan State has established Elijah Collins as its feature back this season, as Collins — against Ohio State a week ago — took 12 carries for 63 yards. No other Spartan — outside of QB Brian Lewerke — had at least four carries or 10 yards rushing.

During his weekly radio show, Spartans coach Mark Dantonio spoke about Jefferson, as well as a freshman RB that may see some playing time due to the backfield deteriorating:

Brandon Wright has not appeared in a game so far for the Spartans this season.

Michigan State travels to Madison to take on Wisconsin starting at 3:30 p.m. ET. The game will be televised on BTN.