I’ve got two offensive game balls to hand out this week.
My first offensive game ball is going to junior wide receiver Jalen Royals. In the wild 34-33 win over Connecticut, Royals enjoyed a career game snaring seven passes for 185 yards and three touchdowns. The scoring plays included receptions of 15, 63, and 71 yards.
My second offensive game ball is going to senior quarterback Cooper Legas. Legas came in off the bench in relief of the injured McCae Hillstead and simply threw for 203 yards and three touchdowns while completing 11 of 13 passes. What made Legas day even more impressive is he did not enter the game until the 3rd quarter.
I’m also going with a rare three defensive game balls this week.
My first defensive game ball will be going to graduate senior linebacker MJ Tafisi. Tafisi finished the game with a career-high tying 13 tackles, including four solo tackles and nine assisted tackles. Tafisi was a force along the line of scrimmage all afternoon.
My second defensive game ball is going to sophomore safety Devin Dye. Dye rolled up 10 tackles, including four solo and six assisted tackles. He also snagged his second career interception. Dye has now snagged interceptions in back-to-back weeks.
My third defensive game ball is going to redshirt senior Anthony Switzer. Switzer had perhaps his best game to date in an Aggie uniform racking up 10 tackles, including seven solo tackles and three assisted tackles. He also tore down 3.0 tackles-for-loss and had the Aggies only sack of the game.
My special teams game ball needs no introduction but he’ll get one anyway. Sophomore safety Ike Larsen turned in a huge play with just 40 ticks left on the scoreboard and the Huskies lining up a game-tying PAT, Larsen knifed through two blockers to block the Huskie PAT try, cementing the Aggies second win of the season.