1. Adam Barmann - Entering Saturday's game, Adam Barmann was not the player the Bulls expected to see line up behind center. After Kerry Meier was ruled unable to play due to an injury, Kansas called on Barmann to take his place. Although he only played in two plays this season prior to Saturday, Barmann had close to a flawless performance. For the game, he completed 25 of 35 passes for 273 yards. More importantly he avoided the defensive rush and costly mistakes that the Bulls' defense has thrived on in the past.
2. USF Linebackers - Of all the positions on the Bulls roster, the most impressive and influential was the linebacker core. Stephen Nicholas led the squad with a game high 15 tackles as well as two tackles for loss and one pass breakup. He was the most impressive player on the field for USF and seemed to be involved in nearly every defensive play. The second leading tackler on the Bulls' defense was Ben Moffitt who 8 tackles and had an assist on a tackle for a loss. Pat St. Louis added five tackles for the game.
3. Jon Cornish - The running back for Kansas was a constant thorn in the side of the defense. His two yard touchdown run on the opening play of the fourth quarter regained the lead for the Jayhawks. Adter the defense forced the Bulls to punt, he was a key contributor on the ensuing 43 yard drive which led to the Jayhawks final field goal. On second and six from the Bulls 37 yard line, Cornish broke loose for a 36 yard run. Of the 118 yards rushing Kansas had for the game, Cornish gained 105 yards on 26 carries (4.0 avg). He added six receptions for 14 yards as well.
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