The junior linebacker/defensive end had success with that against Michigan State, recording one sack and four tackles. He was a bright spot amid a tough loss.
On Mondays, to relax on his day off, Bates goes on a different type of hunt. He and teammates go deer hunting.
When asked who is the best hunter on the team, Bates said "Louisiana boys know how to do it."
The Deep South native had plenty more to say in this in-depth Q&A.