Game Balls Defense
The senior linebacker led the team in tackles with 8 solo stops and two tackles for a loss. C-Rob also made a big stop when WKU went for it on fourth-and-2 from its 42 late in the game.
The Bulls senior free safety finished second on the team with 7 tackles, 5 being solo and also had 1 pass breakup. Nate was the best player in the secondary and was lighting people up
Mistral Raymond, a walk-on came up with the huge interception on a deep pass by Smith in the end zone and nullified the possible scoring drive. With the injury to starter Jerrell Young, Skinny came up very big.
Kayvon Webster The true freshman showed that the kid can play, finishing with 3 tackles and a big pass deflection. On 3 and 8 during WKU's first series, Webster came on a corner blitz and swatted the ball down and forcing a punt.
George Selvie, the Bulls star defensive end stat line wasn't big, with 3 tackles, a tackle for a loss and one pass deflection, but his presence was as he just owned his man and just missed on two sacks and forced the play inside.
David Bedford ,The junior defensive end made his first career start as a Bull, finishing with 1 sack and 2 TFL and 3 total tackles. Bedford was part of a defensive end rotation that applied pressure all night
Ryne Giddins, the true freshman came in late in the fourth quarter on 1st and 10 and on his first play as a Bull, Giddins just busted around the offensive tackle to get to the QB for what looked like a sack. The play later was ruled a TFL, because the QB started running, He also showed that he's explosive off the edge, has a nice spin move and after only playing 11 snaps had two tackles for a loss.
Jason Pierre-Paul, the Bulls junior DE, who came in late in August showed he is something special. His stat line was only 1 tackle for a loss and a pass deflection, but JPP was absolutely dominant as a pass rusher, and showed that he is a freak with long arms and simply blew plays up.
Kion Wilson, The senior MLB was tied for second on the team with 7 tackles
Terrell McClain, the junior DT finished with a 3 tackles, 1 tackle for loss, and 1 sack.
Craig Marshall , the junior DL had 3 tackles, 2 of them solo, and had 1 pass breakup