Tony Pierson's career day earns top Keegan honors


1. Tony Pierson: In his first post-injury game without wearing an elbow brace, Pierson had runs of 69 and 49 yards and finished a career-best 202 rushing yards on 16 carries.

2. James Sims: Scored three touchdowns, two rushing and one receiving. Set a school record with his sixth consecutive 100-yard rushing game.

3. Tanner Hawkinson: Helped create openings for Pierson and Sims on a day Kansas rushed for 390 yards.

4. Duane Zlatnik: Strong left guard delivered some pancakes and generally gave Sims enough running room to have another big day.

5. Ben Heeney: Has a real knack for stopping ball-carriers dead in their tracks. Had eight solo tackles, one assist and two tackles for a loss.

6. Jake Love: Made two of his three solo tackles behind the line of scrimmage.

7. Bradley McDougald: Returned an interception 32 yards.

8. Michael Cummings: Quarterback had a 41-yard run on fourth down and never turned the ball over.

9. Trevor Marrongelli: Strong run blocking compensates for holding penalty.

10. Brandon Bourbon: Scored on a 10-yard reception and is developing into a receiving threat out of the backfield and a good blocker.

The Keegan Ratings: Season Standings
1. James Sims (58 points)
2. Tony Pierson (55 points)
T3. Ben Heeney (34 points)
T3. Duane Zlatnik (34 points)
5. Tanner Hawkinson (31 points)
6. Bradley McDougald (30 points)
7. Kale Pick (26 points)
8. Toben Opurum (23 points)
T9. Taylor Cox (21 points)
T9. Greg Brown (21 points)
11. Tyler Patmon (15 points)
12. Trevor Marrongelli (14 points)
13. John Williams (12 points)
T14. Josh Williams (11 points)
T14. Josh Ford (11 points)
T14. Michael Cummings (11 points)
T17. Tunde Bakare (10 points)
T17. Jake Love (10 points)
T19. Andrew Turzilli (9 points)
T19. Lubbock Smith (9 points)
T21. Huldon Tharp (8 points)
T21. Ben Goodman (8 points)
T23. Christian Matthews (6 points)
T23. Victor Simmons (6 points)
T25. Anthony McDonald (5 points)
T25. Jimmay Mundine (5 points)
T25. Keba Agostinho (5 points)
T28. Jordan Tavai (4 points)
T28. Ron Doherty (4 points)
30. Brandon Bourbon (3 points)
T31. Chris Omigie (1 point)
T31. Schyler Miles (1 point)
T31. Kevin Young (1 point)
T31. Dylan Admire (1 point)


Boouk 6 years, 3 months ago

I'd put Aslam Sterling or Greg Brown in at 8 instead Cummings, but at least he did take care of the ball. I think we should move Shepard to our # 2 CB and play more man coverage with him and Brown next week vs. ISU.

Dirk Medema 6 years, 3 months ago

The D held TT to 2 FG'sin the second half. They deserve more love.

990 6 years, 3 months ago

Tom, I am a huge fan of the o-line, the call on Marrongelli was weak. Go back and really watch the play, I did. He put the Tech player on his back and knocked his cage off. He caught a penalty for finishing. Nobody gets by that guy. The HOGS played inspired and I really look forward to next week. The 3 senior o-lineman come to play every Saturday!!

Aslam is improving and getting valuable experience but still gets pushed back way to easily and out of position way too much.

Robert Brock 6 years, 3 months ago

This just in: the Jayhawks have announced that they intend to recruit and play - repeat, PLAY - a wide receiver at some undetermined time in the future.

4JHAWKS014 6 years, 3 months ago

Hey Keegan,

A couple of weeks ago you gave some points to Huldon Tharp, but now I don't see his name on your list. Do you have something against Tharp?

Jesse Newell 6 years, 3 months ago

Thanks for the heads-up. I compile the points after the game and don't know how he dropped off our list ... just a mistake on my part. The rankings should be updated above.

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