Quarterback Montell Cozart. His voice was so gravelly, his nose so plugged from the flu after the game that he had trouble making himself heard. He didn’t start the game, but when Deondre Ford went down with a thumb injury, Cozart entered and completed 13 of 18 passes for 193 yards and did not throw an interception.
Fellow Bishop Miege graduate Tre’ Parmalee. The senior recovered a fumble and caught five passes for 64 yards.
True freshman receiver Steven Sims. Late in the first quarter, on second-and-15, Ford threw a perfect pass to a wide-open Sims well past the first-down marker and Sims dropped the potential touchdown. Two plays later, Kansas punted.
Senior captain defensive end Ben Goodman. He and Corey King pressured Rutgers quarterback Chris Laviano, and Goodman caught him and was flagged for a 15-yard horse-collar penalty. Instead of forcing a punt after that play, Rutgers had a first down and finished the drive with a touchdown.