While the scoreboard didn't look great by the numbers, the Bearcats posted a "W" that will count towards a bowl game. But while the scoreboard wouldn't make you think of MVP's or game balls, Bearcat Insider found several players worthy of earning the titles.


Dominic Ross: Ross, who didn't start the game, found plenty of playing time and made the most of it. His two interceptions were the difference in the game and for his performance Dominic Ross is our Defensive MVP for Western Carolina.


Corey Smith: Smith should also be a MVP for his performance against Western Carolina. But we've chosen to only name one each game and you can't hide what Ross did. But what a game the freshman had by posting 13 total tackles (9 solos) 2 tackles for loss, 1 pass breakup and 1 sack for an 11 yard loss.

Anthony Williams: Williams posted 8 total tackles to go with a sack, 2 pass breakups and a tackle for loss.

Antoine Horton: Horton recorded 7 total tackles with 5 being solo. He also posted 1 breakup during the game.

Ryan Manalac: Ryan had a great game posting 4 solo tackles and one pass breakup. But what impresses me more is how he's willing to give up his body to make a stop.

Haruki Nakamura: Haruki posted an interception and 5 total tackles in the victory before having to be replaced because of injury.

Trevor Anderson: Anderson had 4 total tackles and one for a loss. The freshman is showing why he's going to become a great Bearcat in time.


Bradley Glatthaar: The sophomore running back had his best performance as a Bearcat by posting 107 yards rushing to go with 1 touchdown.


Mike Daniels: Mike only carried the ball three times, but he averaged 6.7 yards per carry. While he did have a fumble, you add in his 47 yards on returns and he played a solid game.

Connor Barwin: The true freshman replaced an injured Brent Celek and showed again why the coaching staff was so high on him. His catch for 28 yards was the best of the night.


Chet Ervin: Ervin averaged 37.9 yards per punt having punted for nine times during the Western Carolina game. Of those punts 5 were returned for only a total of 18 yards with the longest one being for 9 yards. After having lost the starting position before the season opener, Ervin looks to be keeping a hold on the position at this time.

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