Monday, September 29, 2014

Surviving Amherst, Random notes

A last couple notes:

First, I went through the defense pretty good for their overall results but I did neglect to say that we defended the run very well.  In fact, against the teams we are built to compete with (ie, not Wisconsin) we have been tough to run against.  UMass pulled a surprise, bringing back a suspended RB who had some good games for them last year, but it did not have any impact.  BG held them to 1.6 yards per rush.  That includes sacks...the two main TBs had 2.9 yards per carry.

Joe Davidson had a really nice day.  He averaged 39.7 yards per kick--which isn't great, except that he allowed no returns at all and put 3 of the 4 kicks inside the 20.

BG got a big day out of James Sanford.  Sanford is a R-So from Xenia who was recruited to BG.  He red-shirted and then he was injured last year.  He had a big day...9 tackles, 2 sacks, a fumble recovery, a pass breakup and the game clinching forced fumble at the end. Obviously, given the issues at LB, he could play a pretty big role.

I said that BG played 3 true freshman and six walk was actually 4 and 5.  All 4 of the true freshman play in the defensive backfield.  (These are assuming the game participation report is accurate, which it often is not.

True Freshman
Clint Stephens
Nick Johnson
Nilijah Bellew
Ben Hale

Walk ons
Gus Schweiterman
Monti Phillips
Matt Robinson
Zac Bartman
Terrance Bush

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