Sunday, November 6, 2011

Game Balls and Gassers: Iowa State


Candidates for Game Balls

• Bradley McDougald stood up ballcarriers, forced a fumble and returned an interception 29 yards during one of the better games of his career, one in which 10 of his 11 tackles were solos. He’s emerging and could make a huge leap as a senior. Two of the tackles were for a loss.

D.J. Beshears had double-digit gains in four different ways: running and receiving, returning a kick and a punt. He ran into the end zone from 22 yards out on a reverse play and had a 20-yard gain among his five receptions.

Candidates for Gassers

True freshman kicker Alex Mueller misfired on field-goal attempts of 49 — why let him attempt that — and 36 yards and for the season has made just three of his field goal attempts. His three field goals have been from distances of 27, 28 and 36 yards. Was replaced in the second half by Ron Doherty.

James Sims ran and blocked hard, as always, but had a rare fumble.


Jeff Coffman 10 years, 6 months ago

But we practiced inside and the only thing it was supposed to affect was our kicking game...oh wait that couldn't have actually occurred.

ahpersecoachingexperience 10 years, 6 months ago

Alex has only made 3 more field goals than me this year

JhawkalumJB 10 years, 6 months ago

Steven Johnson is my MVP every game. That guy has more heart than the rest of the team combined. His effort this year has been exemplary.

Here's an idea- maybe he can breath some fire into the KU defense as a grad assistant next year!

JhawkalumJB 10 years, 6 months ago

As one of the most athletic guys on the team McDougald should play as a WR too. Webb needs another capable target out there.

Robert Brock 10 years, 6 months ago

"Another?" Who is a capable target presently?

leonard 10 years, 6 months ago

Just stop with the charade of assigning gassers as some form of intelligent thought.

Dumping on a freshman kicker and a back who "ran and blocked hard, as always" as the two culprits in another lackluster performance by the Hawks is acute laziness...gawd a mighty that's pathetic.

LngTimeFan 10 years, 6 months ago

Game balls???? For what? How about Gill coughs up balls for the whole team he victimizes each week.

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