Toben Opurum, Bradley McDougald top performers against TCU


1. Toben Opurum: Senior defensive end was all over the field and consistently was a disruptive force. Credited with six tackles, a forced fumble, a fumble recovery, a pass breakup and a quarterback hurry, Opurum influenced the game more significantly than those impressive numbers show.

2. Bradley McDougald: Had nine solo tackles, three assists, a 12-yard sack and two forced fumbles.

3. Tony Pierson: Showed another dimension, coming out of the backfield to catch six passes for 99 yards.

4. Greg Brown: Lockdown had a huge knockdown of a pass and is having himself a strong senior year. He’s tackling better than in younger years and was in on six tackles.

5. John Williams: A surge up the middle has been a rare thing in recent years, but Williams showed the ability to get it on numerous plays.

6. Josh Williams: Recovered a fumble that advanced the ball 16 yards and showed quickness in running down ballcarriers.

7. Ben Goodman: Reserve defensive end moves well and forever plays the game, never letting himself get lulled into spectator status.

8. Andrew Turzilli: Dropped one ball but also consistently gave Dayne Crist a big target to hit and finished with three receptions for 100 yards.

9. Taylor Cox: Reliable runner doesn’t go down on the first hit and works hard for his yardage. Gained team-best 47 yards on 11 carries.

10. Kevin Young: Not done improving, the defensive tackle has come a long way and made his presence felt.

The Keegan Ratings: Season Standings
1. Tony Pierson (28 points)
2. Bradley McDougald (18 points)
3. Taylor Cox (16 points)
T4. Duane Zlatnik (15 points)
T4. Greg Brown (15 points)
6. Toben Opurum (14 points)
7. Trevor Marrongelli (12 points)
8. Josh Williams (11 points)
9. Tanner Hawkinson (10 points)
10. John Williams (6 points)
11 Ben Goodman (4 points)
T12. Kale Pick (3 points)
T12. Tunde Bakare (3 points)
T12. Andrew Turzilli (3 points)
T15. Jimmay Mundine (2 points)
T15. Josh Ford (2 points)
T17. Chris Omigie (1 point)
T17. Schyler Miles (1 point)
T17. Kevin Young (1 point)


milehighhawk 6 years, 7 months ago

3 games in and a whopping ZERO combined points for Patterson and Beshears.

BayPark 6 years, 7 months ago

What has happened to Beshears? He was the toughest player on the team the previous two years. This year he just looks lost and uninterested.

Ryan Shelton 6 years, 7 months ago

I think the O Line deserves some credit. On most throws the receivers were given extra time to get open.

Jeff Soisson 6 years, 7 months ago

Only 20 points from a top 20 team, I would have said-no way, how long has that been? Years! Yes, we will look back on this one. We must be the worst Q3 team in BCS in the last 3 years.

I saw fight which I have not see in a long time. OK, lots of mistakes but at least this team plays for more than a half! I am seeing progress.

eastcoasthawk 6 years, 7 months ago

Completely agree with the last two posters. O Line gave Crist tons of time to throw against a top ranked defense and the running game was fine when we actually played it. Plus we saw new plays and definite improvement from all except for the return game with Beshears.

KGphoto 6 years, 7 months ago

The OL deserves some points here. They were driving the ball against a pretty tough defense. Gavin Howard alone (who I was really worried about) did a great job on their best defender most of the day. The drive killing INTs, the fumbles and missed kicks aren't their fault.

KGphoto 6 years, 7 months ago

Also wondering if Ben Goodman or Kevin Young really had a greater positive affect on the game than Dayne Crist. He did throw for 300 yards, and had some nice passes dropped. Granted he also flubbed up some, but I gotta have him above Goodman and Young.

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