Offense: RB/WR C.J. Best (Jr.)
He broke a 20 plus yard run on all three of the Bobcats scores in the second half. Best was the spark that got the offense clicking although he never reached the end zone. The option game was the most effective way to get C.J. in the space he thrives in and he made the most of all of his opportunities.
Best led the team in all purpose yards (104), 86 yards on the ground on only 6 carries, along with a team leading five receptions for 18 yards. He broke a 27 yard run on the first play of the drive and busted out on the option in the third quarter, to ignite the Bobcats first score. On the second Bobcats scoring drive, C.J. broke another big run down the sideline and back across the field, weaving around defenders for a 21 yard gain. On the Bobcats next and go ahead drive, C.J. would break another big one down the left sideline for 23 yards in similar fashion. Best was the only person to break more than 15 yards on a single play more than once.
Defense: LB David Mayo (Sr.)
He continues his domination as the Sun Belt's leading tackler with 13.8 tackles per game, by adding 22 more and a sack to his totals. Mayo was all over the field all night and continues to be the anchor for this defense that has been doubted all season long.
His presence was felt in the backfield, in pass coverage, and really any time anyone tried to advance the ball on the Bobcats. The speed of David continues to impress, and after a string of very impressive outings, he is playing at an All Conference level.