KU's most exciting player earns top spot


Kansas running back Tony Pierson shakes Texas Tech defensive back Bruce Jones during the first quarter on Saturday, Oct. 5, 2013 at Memorial Stadium.

Kansas running back Tony Pierson shakes Texas Tech defensive back Bruce Jones during the first quarter on Saturday, Oct. 5, 2013 at Memorial Stadium. by Nick Krug

1. Tony Pierson: Was responsible for a truly amazing case of an athlete making chicken salad out of chicken feed. He caught the pass near the line of scrimmage and his path was blocked in every direction, so he went East and West over and over, moved forward, made another hard cut and raced for a 39-yard gain on his final play of the day and maybe for a few weeks. He was knocked out on the sidelines and a likely concussion will keep the team’s most exciting player on the shelf for an indefinite period. He had six catches for 118 yards.

2. Ben Heeney: Opened the game with an interception and finished the half with a throw-down tackle that turned a touchdown into a field goal. Was all over the field and played with phenomenal energy.

3. Darrian Miller: He and Brandon Bourbon will have to combined to soften the blow of losing Pierson. Miller led KU with 67 rushing yards, averaging 5.6 yards per carry.

4. Andrew Turzilli: Made highlight catch on the right boundary of the end zone for a touchdown, putting himself back in the picture.

5. Conner Embree: Returning punts is the toughest job in football and Embree has a knack for it. He’s courageous, sure-handed and shifty. Returned three for 33 yards.

6. Cassius Sendish: Looked great blitzing his way to a 10-yard sack and had 11 tackles.

7. Courtney Arnick: Brings more speed to the outside linebacker position, which makes him a threat blitzing and in pass coverage. Had nine tackles, forced a fumble was credited with a quarterback hurry and had a pass break up that should have been an interception.

8. Jimmay Mundine: Caught his fifth career touchdown pass and seems to have put a bad case of the drops in his rear-view mirror.

9. JaCorey Shepherd: When the defense has to stay on the field for 100 plays, fatigue will set in. But he and fellow cornerback Dexter McDonald did a terrific job of pass coverage early in the game. Shepherd broke up four passes.

10. Dexter Linton: Safety hits hard and is having a solid season.

Keegan Ratings Season Standings
T1. Ben Heeney (31 points)
T1. Tony Pierson (31 points)
3. James Sims (22 points)
4. Darrian Miller (17 points)
T5. Matthew Wyman (14 points)
T5. Dexter McDonald (14 points)
7. Trevor Pardula (11 points)
T8. Keon Stowers (8 points)
T8. Connor Embree (8 points)
T10. Andrew Turzilli (7 points)
T10. Michael Reynolds (7 points)
T10. Isaiah Johnson (7 points)
T13. Josh Ford (6 points)
T13. Victor Simmons (6 points)
T13. JaCorey Shepherd (6 points)
16. Cassius Sendish (5 points)
T17. Courtney Arnick (4 points)
T17. Jimmay Mundine (4 points)
T19. Jake Heaps (3 points)
T19. Brandon Bourbon (3 points)
T19. Keba Agostinho (3 points)
22. Jake Love (2 points)
23. Dexter Linton (1 point)


KGphoto 7 years, 11 months ago

Through 4 games our QB has 3 points, and not an offensive lineman in sight.

This is real bad.

Doug Cramer 7 years, 11 months ago

And by the end of the season....u won't see any D-linemen in sight either.

texashawk10 7 years, 11 months ago

Tech ran 100 plays today!?!? I guess Baylor has a goal against KU now, run more plays against KU than Tech did today.

nuleafjhawk 7 years, 11 months ago

Tech had 100 plays, Baylor may have 100 points.......

Michael Luby 7 years, 11 months ago

I don't even like football. Don't care. What I do care about is Basketball. I sincerely hope that a certain 3 writers for this site, do not miss covering ANY basketball games this season.

Jonathan Briles 7 years, 11 months ago

Why post this? We don't need to hear about your half hearted liking of KU. It is also unfounded to make it sound as though the LJW has missed coverage of any basketball game. They cover every single game and cover them very well. Just keep comments like this to yourself in the future.

Jim Erickson 7 years, 11 months ago

Lulufulu85... You've inspired me. I don't really care about molecular biology, but I think I'll read a bunch of internet articles and post on the site's message board anyway. Solid.

Adam McEwen 7 years, 11 months ago

People who "only care about basketball" better wake up and realize that if we don't get our football team on track we will end up in the mountain west. Gonna be kinda hard to get top recruits and 1 and 2 tournament seeds with our best quality wins being over wyoming and air force.

Maracas 7 years, 11 months ago

What makes you think the admins even care? Perkins couldn't wait to fire Mangino, then hired the incompetent Gill, then KU followed that up with Mr. I Am an Offensive Genius with A Schematic Advantage Weis who runs all sorts of bizarre plays that don't work and have people cursing and throwing things.

KU has never really cared about football. That's why we are where we are.

Clarence Haynes 7 years, 11 months ago

"Mr. I Am an Offensive Genius with A Schematic Advantage Weis who runs all sorts of bizarre plays that don't work" and writers scared to challenge him!

John Fitzgerald 7 years, 11 months ago

Last year the Chiefs won 2 games ... This year they're 5-0 ... I realize the NFL is completely different from the NCAA but seriously, it can't be rocket science. It's not like the short bus unloaded on our field and that's all Weis has to work with ... Or is it? Either way watching us get man handled every game gets old. As some point the truth must be set free.

CharlieHawk 7 years, 11 months ago

cshjhawk, I am with you! Tom, Matt, Jesse, quit being lap dogs and step up to HCCW! You would do it to Gill. Well, maybe not you Matt!

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