Debate It: Who will be 2014 Big Ten scoring leader?

Raise your hand if you predicted Jeremy Langford to lead the Big Ten in scoring a year ago. There should be no hands. Langford came out of nowhere last season to register a Big Ten-leading 114 points. Will the talented Spartan defend his scoring crown, or will someone dethrone him? See Tom Dienhart, Sean Merriman and Brent Yarina’s picks in this post.

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2013 leader: Jeremy Langford, Michigan State – 114 points
2014 returning leader: Jeremy Langford, Michigan State – 114 points

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Pat Lovell-USA TODAY Sports

Tom Dienhart: Tevin Coleman, RB, Indiana. Once again, the Hoosiers are going to have one of the Big Ten’s most prolific offenses. And Coleman will do a lot of the scoring. He emerged last season, running for 958 yards (7.3 ypc) with 12 touchdowns in just nine games after injury ended his season early.

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Richard Mackson-USA TODAY Sports

Sean Merriman: Jeremy Langford, RB, Michigan State. It is no secret that Mark Dantonio loves to run the football. Langford led the Big Ten in both carries (292) and scoring (114 points) in 2013, so it’s hard to go with anyone else. There are some solid kickers in the conference who should be considered here (Michael Geiger, for one), but I’m siding with the “every-down back” who you know is going to touch the football 20-25 times per game.

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Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports

Brent Yarina: Michael Geiger, K, Michigan State. Geiger finished last season with 81 points, despite being the backup each of the first three weeks. There’s no doubt who the Michigan State kicker is this season, and it’s the accurate Geiger, who drilled 15-of-16 field goals in 2013. Not only is the sophomore one of the Big Ten’s best at a position that lends itself to scoring, he kicks for a team that figures to create plenty of scoring opportunities.

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msubuck on 7/24/2014 @ 11:16am EDT Said:

Go Spartans. Show the Big
Ten how its done

scott on 7/24/2014 @ 1:11pm EDT Said:

ya msu lets se how you do this year…. everyboy is going to be after you guys this year. can you hanle the pressure. time will tell. plus you lost alot of players not the same team as last year?

Mary Brennan on 7/24/2014 @ 6:10pm EDT Said:

Ameer Abdullah! So much for you Husker Haters. He will lead the BIG in yards, points and TD’s. GBR!!

    Brent Yarina, BTN.com Senior Editor on 7/24/2014 @ 6:19pm EDT Said:

    Ameer may be the Big Ten’s best back, but Imani Cross poaches so many of his touchdowns.

Greg White (@Boomer64gaw) on 7/27/2014 @ 8:46pm EDT Said:

Ferguson..

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