Running backs, offensive linemen dominate ratings


1. Darrian Miller: Quick, shifty, powerful true freshman back willed his way to 147 yards on 24 carries. His presence bodes well for future of KU’s running game.

2. Bradley McDougald: Third stellar game in a row for the hard-hitting, fast safety. He broke up two passes and made 10 tackles, seven solos.

3. Tony Pierson: Give him an inch and he’ll take 34 yards and a touchdown. It wasn’t his only highlight. He finished with 70 yards on eight carries.

4. Jeremiah Hatch: Made an incredible catch in the end zone of a Baylor fumble and led a terrific performance by the offensive line.

5. Steven Johnson: Had 10 tackles and a fumble recovery in his final home game.

6. Tanner Hawkinson: Right tackle contributed to the strong running game.

7. Trevor Marrongelli: Continued strong junior season. He’s one of the team’s most improved players.

8. Keeston Terry: Safety had seven tackles, four solos.

9. Christian Matthews: Looked good running out of the wildcat offense and gained 15 yards on four carries. Scored on a 6-yard run.

10. Kale Pick: Came up with clutch receptions, finished with five catches for 39 yards. One of many receivers to contribute strong blocks on the perimeter.

The Keegan Ratings: Season Standings
1. Steven Johnson (43 points)
2. Darrian Miller (40 points)
T3. Tony Pierson (38 points)
T3. Jordan Webb (38 points)
T5. James Sims (37 points)
T5. D.J. Beshears (37 points)
7. Toben Opurum (36 points)
8. Tim Biere (30 points)
9. Keeston Terry (28 points)
10. Bradley McDougald (27 points)
11. Jeremiah Hatch (25 points)
12. Tanner Hawkinson (22 points)
13. JaCorey Shepherd (21 points)
14. Duane Zlatnik (16 points)
15. Greg Brown (14 points)
T16. Tyler Patmon (13 points)
T16. Kale Pick (13 points)
18. Brandon Bourbon (12 points)
19. Tunde Bakare (10 points)
20. Darius Willis (9 points)
21. Jeff Spikes (7 points)
T22. Jimmay Mundine (5 points)
T22. Ron Doherty (5 points)
T24.Trevor Marrongelli (4 points)
T24. Nick Sizemore (4 points)
T26. Andrew Turzilli (3 points)
T26. Isaac Wright (3 points)
T26. Quinn Mecham (3 points)
T26. Christian Matthews (3 points)
30. Marquis Jackson (2 points)
T31. Daymond Patterson (1 point)
T31. Victor Simmons (1 point)


ahpersecoachingexperience 8 years, 2 months ago

Two of the top three are running backs and we pass on the play that could of won us the game!

ahpersecoachingexperience 8 years, 2 months ago

Expecting Jordan Webb to make a play with his decision making and arm isn't the highest percentage play either.

Cal Bender 8 years, 2 months ago

Here's how I explained it to a friend who is not familiar with college footbal rules, and maybe cares less. I'm sure many will find fault with my explanation. "In overtime, each team gets a chance to score from the 25 yard line. After both teams have had that chance, the team that's ahead wins. If they're still tied, there's another overtime, and each team gets another shot at it, from the 25 yard line. If after two overtimes they're still tied, they do it again, but now the teams must, after scoring a touchdown, go for two points instead of being allowed to kick the extra point. That's because it increases the odds of one team being ahead after both have had their shot. So, after Baylor scored in the overtime and kicked the extra point they were 7 points ahead. Now it was KU's turn to try from the 25 yard line. They scored a touchdown. If they had kicked the extra point the score would have again been tied, and there would have been a second overtime. But no, the dumb ass Kansas coach Gil Turner has an "intuition," (as he called it in the press conference,) and decides the gods are with him and they can beat the odds, so he went for two points after touchdown instead of going with the odds and kicking the extra point. So, when KU failed to make the two point conversion, the game was over, Baylor won. 31 to 30. That's an elaborate explanation, but I'm sure it clarifies the situation, and the final score."

ahpersecoachingexperience 8 years, 2 months ago

Good...but I would of liked to of heard a little more cussing from ya!

Dirk Medema 8 years, 2 months ago

All things being equal, the logic is valid. Unfortunately, things weren't equal. We were playing the #2 O in the nation. So the intelligent Coach Gill made the smart move to go for the win when he had the chance.

LAJayhawk 8 years, 2 months ago

Our defense had shut down after the 3rd quarter and could do nothing to stop the Baylor O. And our O had struggles after the 3rd as well. We had a better shot of trying to win it there then keep pace with them in more overtimes.

It was the right call. The play decided on and the execution was terrible, but going for two in that situation was the right move, IMO.

ahpersecoachingexperience 8 years, 2 months ago

You do know you're in 6 th place in the big 12, right? I'm sure that translates well with the sec standings.

Dirk Medema 8 years, 2 months ago

but they're a football school!

As for translating, the SEC is #2 conference this year. They'll feel right at home as a middle of the pack "football" school, and still get kicked around on the hardwood by a "Big Blue".

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