Mayo tops the list again for the defensive side of the ball, as he stepped up and lead the Bobcats with 15 tackles against Navy. His ability to get from sideline to sideline along with his vice-grip on the ball carrier, put him in to position to make plays against the constant option attack of the Midshipmen.
Mayo was given the task of making plays for the Line-backing corp as his running mate, Mike Orakpo, was sidelined early due to injury. With the spotlight of the defense squarely on Mayo's shoulders, he responded very well leading the defense to a much more successful second half against Navy.
Offense: RB Rob Lowe (Jr.)
Lowe got the majority of the carries Saturday night and finished with 92 yards and a score on 16 rushes along with 39 receiving yards. Lowe had a big reception down the Texas State sideline where he found himself all alone for a gain of around 30 yards that was negated due to an illegal man down field.
He had several nice runs on the evening, but was forced to fight for every yard against a very fast and disciplined Navy defense. The reigns were almost solely given to Lowe, as back-up, Terrence Franks, was only given four carries on the night.