I’ve got two offensive game balls to hand out this week.
My first offensive game ball is going to senior wide receiver Terrell Vaughn. In the tough loss 35-42 loss to James Madison, Vaughn was a man among boys snaring 10 passes for 124 yards and two touchdowns.
My second offensive game ball is going to junior running back Davon Booth. In the last-minute 35-42 loss to James Madison, Booth was a workhorse out of the backfield toting the rock 21 times for 106 yards.
I’m also going with two defensive game balls this week.
My first defensive game ball is going to sophomore safety Ike Larsen. In the difficult 35-42 loss to James Madison, Larsen did his best to lead the way from his safety position by racking up 10 tackles, including 5 solo and 5 assisted tackles. He also recorded a tackles-for-loss and forced a fumble.
My second defensive game ball is going to another sophomore, this time it is safety Devin Dye. Dye rolled up 9 tackles, including 3 solo and 6 assisted tackles. He also snagged his first career interception to go along with 0.5 tackles-for-loss and a pass breakup.
My special teams game ball is going to senior kicker Elliott Nimrod. Nimrod turned in a huge night connecting all five of his PAT tries, hitting one-of-two field goal attempts, and connecting on a kick from 28 yards out. However, the big play was Nimrod taking a fake field goal attempt which he snuck across the goal line after sprinting up the east sideline from 18 yards out.