Some players perform their best when it matters most. Michigan State cornerback Josiah Scott appears to be one of those players.

Against Western Michigan in Week 2, Scott dropped a very easy interception during the 51-17 victory. But then two weeks later, he made a dazzling interception in the Spartans’ first conference game against Northwestern. His pick helped set up Michigan State in good field position in the second quarter during the 31-10 win.

As Scott continues to develop, Spartans defensive coordinator Mike Tressel has no issue with the opposing team continuing to throw passes to wide receivers Scott covers.

“I have no problem if people target Josiah,” defensive coordinator Mike Tressel said according to “Great, go after him, I love it, because he’s a competitive dude and he’s really technically sound and I do know he’s going to make his share of plays. So, the more you go after him, the more plays he’s going to make.”

Scott is one of six players with an interception for Michigan State this season. He also has 14 solo tackles and three pass breakups. Scott has five interceptions in his college career.

Michigan State’s pass defense is ranked sixth in the Big Ten heading into Week 5. The Spartans will host the Indiana Hoosiers at 3:30 p.m. ET on Saturday.