KU's secondary earns 4 of 10 spots in rankings
1. JaCorey Shepherd: Returned his first interception 32 yards for a touchdown and forced a fumble on next possession that gave KU ball in favorable field position.
2. Victor Simmons: Knows how to use size and speed to his advantage from nickel back spot. Had a fumble recovery, was in on a sack and six tackles.
3. James Sims: TCU’s defense did a terrific job of closing holes instantly, but Sims still managed to grit out 81 rushing yards on 23 carries. As a receiver, he negated the good he did after turning screen pass into 30-yard gain, by cutting back to his right and fumbling.
4. Michael Reynolds: Speedy pass-rusher had a 10-yard sack and three tackles.
5. Dexter Linton: Had two pass break-ups and six tackles. He makes his hits hurt.
6. Keba Agostinho: Senior D-lineman who is among most improved players on the team had an active day that included four tackles.
7. Trevor Pardula: Pinned TCU on its 5 once and averaged 46.2 yards on 10 punts. He gets a lot of hang time, too.
8. Andrew Turzilli: Ripped the ball from All-Big 12 cornerbck Jason Verrett for a 50-yard reception, but injured his leg on the play and never re-appeared. Has established himself as the team’s best deep threat, based on two catches, the first for a TD against Texas Tech. Season stats: Two receptions, 78 yards.
9. Isaiah Johnson: Had his second pick of the season and was in on a couple of tackles behind the line of scrimmage, one of the solo variety.
10. Kevin Young: Active day for the improved senior defensive tackle. In on a sack and had another tackle for loss and was a factor in TCU O-line not dominating the line of scrimmage.
Keegan Ratings Season Standings
T1. Ben Heeney (31 points)
T1. Tony Pierson (31 points)
3. James Sims (30 points)
4. Darrian Miller (17 points)
5. JaCorey Shepherd (16 points)
T6. Trevor Pardula (15 points)
T6. Victor Simmons (15 points)
T8. Matthew Wyman (14 points)
T8. Dexter McDonald (14 points)
T8. Michael Reynolds (14 points)
11. Andrew Turzilli (10 points)
12. Isaiah Johnson (9 points)
T13. Keon Stowers (8 points)
T13. Connor Embree (8 points)
T13. Keba Agostinho (8 points)
16. Dexter Linton (7 points)
17. Josh Ford (6 points)
18. Cassius Sendish (5 points)
T19. Courtney Arnick (4 points)
T19. Jimmay Mundine (4 points)
T21. Jake Heaps (3 points)
T21. Brandon Bourbon (3 points)
23. Jake Love (2 points)
24. Kevin Young (1 point)