Langford learns of weekly award via Twitter

Langford learns of weekly award via Twitter

MSU junior running back honored as Big Ten offensive player of the week for four-touchdown performance against Indiana -- and he found out on Twitter.

Finding out good news on Twitter is becoming a pattern for Michigan State running back Jeremy Langford.

First, the junior learned he would start the Spartans' season opener against Western Michigan via social media.

This week, he saw he earned Big Ten offensive player of the week in the same way.

"I was in class and I saw it on Twitter," he said. "Somebody just mentioned me on Twitter. Same exact way. Social media networks, it's crazy."

Langford received the award after he posted 109 yards rushing and four touchdowns (both career highs) in MSU's 42-28 win against Indiana on Saturday.

"It was exciting," he said. "My mom was excited about it. I have been working hard for it. It's been a while. I haven't gotten to do anything like this since high school."

The excitement didn't last long, though, as Langford said the focus is on the upcoming game against Purdue, not the past.

"Now, it's Purdue week and we gotta move on to Purdue," he said. "Hopefully I can celebrate another one or somebody else on the offense after this game."

Coming off a season-high 238 yards rushing against Indiana

As a team, the Spartans ran for a 238 yards against the Hoosiers – a season-best against an FBS team.

Langford said to build off the success the running backs just have to keep working.

"We just gotta stay positive and handle the success," he said. "It's long a season, we gotta keep working hard and getting yards that Coach D wants. Keep working hard."

Langford has seven touchdowns this season, tied for second in the Big Ten. He leads the Spartans with 420 rushing yards on 95 attempts (4.42 yards per carry) and 70 yards per game.

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