KU running backs perform best against Oklahoma


1. James Sims: Surpassing the 100-yard mark for the third week in a row, Sims rushed for 102 yards and had 56 receiving yards. Didn’t let the scoreboard change how hard he ran.

2. Tony Pierson: After missing seven quarters with an elbow injury, he averaged 4.8 yards on 14 carries.

3. Duane Zlatnik: Always blows open holes for the running backs.

4. Josh Ford: Rocked punt returner Justin Brown so hard he fumbled.

5. Victor Simmons: Recovered the fumble that Ford forced, giving Kansas the ball at the Oklahoma 11.

6. Tanner Hawkinson: Other than the holding penalty, had a solid game.

7. Ben Goodman: Defensive end had a sack, his first of the year, which ties him for the team lead with five others.

8. Ron Doherty: Averaged 46.3 on seven punts and put three kicks inside the 20.

9. Brandon Bourbon: Caught three passes out of the backfield for 21 yards. Might he play more next season if he switched to safety or linebacker? Maybe.

10. Dylan Admire: Rushed into action when Trevor Marrongelli missed a few plays with a minor injury, Admire made accurate shotgun snaps and blocked well.

The Keegan Ratings: Season Standings
1. Tony Pierson (45 points)
2. James Sims (39 points)
3. Duane Zlatnik (27 points)
4. Bradley McDougald (26 points)
5. Toben Opurum (23 points)
6. Ben Heeney (21 points)
7. Taylor Cox (19 points)
8. Greg Brown (18 points)
9. Kale Pick (17 points)
T10. Tanner Hawkinson (15 points)
T10. Tyler Patmon (15 points)
12. Trevor Marrongelli (12 points)
T13. Josh Williams (11 points)
T13. Josh Ford (11 points)
15. Tunde Bakare (10 points)
T16. Andrew Turzilli (9 points)
T16. Lubbock Smith (9 points)
T18. Michael Cummings (8 points)
T18. Ben Goodman (8 points)
T20. Christian Matthews (6 points)
T20. John Williams (6 points)
T20. Victor Simmons (6 points)
T23. Anthony McDonald (5 points)
T23. Jimmay Mundine (5 points)
25. Jordan Tavai (4 points)
26. Ron Doherty (3 points)
27. Brandon Bourbon (2 points)
T28. Chris Omigie (1 point)
T28. Schyler Miles (1 point)
T28. Kevin Young (1 point)
T28. Jake Love (1 point)
T28. Dylan Admire (1 point)


Dirk Medema 7 years, 1 month ago

  1. Ben Goodman: Defensive end had a sack, his first of the year, which ties him for the team lead with five others.

The D only has 5 sacks? Wow, and probably the only thing worse is that it's an improvement.

Jonathan Allison 7 years, 1 month ago

I hope that by the season's end we get to see what the team looks like with Cummings as the chief signal caller, with Pierson at 100%, and with Beshears and Patterson back.

Would love to see Patterson be the playmaker that he was early in his career.

ku1otaku 7 years, 1 month ago

Did Keegan even watch the replay of the fumbled punt? Josh Ford didn't knock the ball out. If you watch it in slow motion the ball slips through Justin Brown's arms right before he is hit. He simply lost concentration of the catch knowing the hit was coming.

Sam Brockert 7 years, 1 month ago

You fumbling the ball when you panic because you are about to get hit is STILL forcing the fumble... Because if there was no pressure, he probably would not have fumbled...

741hawk 7 years, 1 month ago

Sure glad I went to the Orange Bowl. Don't think I'll live long enough to again experience the fun of that season. (25 year life expectancy)

Jonathan Allison 7 years, 1 month ago

This team will be much improved when Pierson is back to 100%. He was a one-armed man out there. I felt bad for him when Crist tried to throw him the ball in the flats and Crist for once put the throw right on target but Pierson just knocked it down and couldn't make the catch with that bum left elbow.

I thought that Bourbon play very well, and Doherty for all the flack he's taken for the missed field goals is still a very good punter.

texashawk10 7 years, 1 month ago

Keegan, Brandon Bourbon has not shown an ability to stay healthy while playing RB and you think it would be a good idea for him to move to defense where he will be exposed to even more contact? I 100% disagree with moving Bourbon to defense unless he suddenly shows an ability to take a hit.

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