KU's linebackers impress against Texas
1. James Sims: Busted a 64-yard run and sliced his way to a career-high 176 rushing yards for his fourth consecutive 100-yard game.
2. Ben Heeney: Was in on 13 tackles, none bigger than the rugged stop of Joe Bergeron on fourth-and-goal from the 1 early in the second half.
3. Huldon Tharp: In on 11 tackles, Tharp again showed he has a lot of toughness and a nose for the ball.
4. Jake Love: Described by Heeney as a “kamikaze” linebacker, Love had some of the day's hardest hits.
5. Greg “Lockdown” Brown: Couldn’t hold onto what could have been a game-clinching interception, but did have one interception, a pass breakup and five tackles.
6. Duane Zlatnik: Did not start, but was at his pancake-ing best from the time he entered the game.
7. Tony Pierson: Ran hard for his 51 yards, including an 18-yard gain.
8. Taylor Cox: Ask him to get first downs in short-yardage situations and he’ll double the request. Averaged 4.7 yards on six carries and had a 14-yard run.
9. Darius Willis: Played inspired football in reserve from the defensive end position and was in on two tackles, including one for a four-yard loss.
10. Brandon Bourbon: Threw a number of key blocks that helped other running backs add to impressive yardage totals. His physical day was an encouraging sign that his often-injured body has mended fully.
The Keegan Ratings: Season Standings
T1. Tony Pierson (49 points)
T1. James Sims (49 points)
3. Duane Zlatnik (32 points)
4. Ben Heeney (30 points)
5. Bradley McDougald (26 points)
6. Greg Brown (24 points)
7. Toben Opurum (23 points)
8. Taylor Cox (22 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. Huldon Tharp (8 points)
T18. Michael Cummings (8 points)
T18. Ben Goodman (8 points)
T18. Jake Love (8 points)
T22. Christian Matthews (6 points)
T22. John Williams (6 points)
T22. Victor Simmons (6 points)
T25. Anthony McDonald (5 points)
T25. Jimmay Mundine (5 points)
27. Jordan Tavai (4 points)
T28. Ron Doherty (3 points)
T28. Brandon Bourbon (3 points)
30. Darius Willis (2 points)
T31. Chris Omigie (1 point)
T31. Schyler Miles (1 point)
T31. Kevin Young (1 point)
T31. Dylan Admire (1 point)