Marcquis Roberts leads KU defense in near upset


No. 1 - Marcquis Roberts: The bigger the situation the more visible he was. Teamed with Anthony Olobia on fourth-and-1 stop when TCU was 12 yards from the goal line with 3:55 left in the first half. Big play enabled KU to go into locker room tied. Finished with 12 tackles, 1.5 for a loss, and had a quarterback hurry.

No. 2 - Fish Smithson: Intercepted a Brahm Kohlhausen pass and returned it 22 yards to the KU 30, preventing TCU from scoring on its first drive of second half. Also had 12 tackles.

No. 3 - Damani Mosby: Played like the defensive end Kansas had hoped it had based on his encouraging summer camp. Had a sack and six tackles.

No. 4 - Ben Goodman: Had a sack, two tackles for loss and eight tackles overall.

No. 5 - Anthony Olobia: In addition to joining Roberts for a key fourth-and-1 stop late in the first half, Olobia worked his way behind the line of scrimmage on multiple plays and finished with three tackles and a quarterback hurry.

No. 6 - Joe Dineen: The Local Boy plays with no fear. Had 11 tackles and a sack, but couldn’t make tackle stick on Shaun Nixon’s 42-yard reception for touchdown that put TCU up, 20-10.

No. 7 - Corey King: Playing low to the ground with passion and strength, the graduate transfer from Miami had his best day in a KU uniform. One of his three tackles came behind the line of scrimmage.

No. 8 - Matthew Wyman: Averaged 43.4 yards on 11 punts and put two inside the 20. Kicked a 42-yard field goal and made both extra points.

No. 9 - Marnez Ogletree: Despite a blatant pass-interference penalty, Ogletree had a strong coverage day. Biggest play came on fade to left corner of end zone on fourth-and-2 early in fourth quarter. Ogletree blanketed the intended target and Kansas took over at the 6.

10 - Bobby Hartzog: When team was running out of chances to stay in game, he soared for and held onto an amazing catch good for 36 yards on third-and-seven. Worthy of a prominent spot in team’s season highlight reel.


Fish Smithson — 48

Ke’aun Kinner — 37

Tre’ Parmalee — 36

Marcquis Roberts — 33

Steven Sims Jr. — 32

Joe Dineen — 30

Ben Goodman — 26

Ryan Willis — 26

Dorance Armstrong Jr. — 21

Ryan Schadler — 21

De’Andre Mann — 21

Kent Taylor — 20

Tyler Patrick — 20

Montell Cozart — 18

Daniel Wise — 16

Darious Crawley — 15

Tyrone Miller — 15

Tevin Shaw — 14

Damani Mosby — 13

Chevy Graham — 13

Jeremiah Booker — 12

Schyler Miles — 10

Corey King — 7

Shakiem Barbel — 7

Derrick Neal — 7

Anthony Olobia — 6

Jordan Shelley-Smith — 6

Matthew Wyman — 5

Marnez Ogletree — 4

Beau Bell — 3

Courtney Arnick — 2

Nick Bartolotta — 2

Greg Allen — 2

Bobby Hartzog — 1

D.J. Williams — 1

Kyron Watson — 1

Osaze Ogbebor — 1


Suzi Marshall 4 years, 3 months ago

Tyler Patrick's 3 catches and a nice TD might deserve some kind of mention. That was a nice catch and run for the .... TD.

Don Johnson 4 years, 3 months ago

I think Ryan Willis deserved some mention for playing with injury. He also made a long first-down run on his bad wheels to keep a drive alive.

Dirk Medema 4 years, 3 months ago

Definitely D dominated ratings, when only O is #10.

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