Post-Game Awards: Central Michigan

No offense to anyone but it wasn’t any fun trying to find positives in last week’s game vs. Duke for this weekly series. Quite frankly, I thought we were going to have the same problem this week but a strong fourth quarter from the Jayhawks changed that.

Offensive Player of the Game – Tony Pierson

This was a no-brainer. Pierson had the best play of the game and it just happened to be the first play of the game. Pierson scored a 74-yard touchdown run on the first play from scrimmage.

Honorable Mentions:

  • Justin McCay – The second most important play of the game, a 60-yard touchdown reception
  • Jimmay Mundine – Mundine was probably the most important player on the offense this week. With six receptions and 67 yards, Mundine kept giving the Jayhawks first downs all day long.

Defensive Player of the Game – Jake Love

Jake Love came up huge for the Jayhawks this week. He had five tackles, four of which were for a loss (total of 18 yards lost for Central Michigan). One of those was for a tackle.

Honorable Mentions:

  • JaCorey Shepherd – Shepherd ended any hopes for Central Michigan winning the ¬†game with a fantastic interception. He finished with the game with five tackles, one interception and a pass break-up.
  • Michael Reynolds – Three tackles, one sack and forced a fumble
  • Ben Heeney – Seven solo tackles, a forced fumble and two tackles for loss.
  • Isaiah Johnson – Johnson led the Jayhawks with eight tackles, all solo.

Special Teams Player of the Game – Trevor Pardula

It was another great week for the Jayhawk punter. Pardula had six punts for an average of 41 yards per punt, two for more than 50 yards with a game-high of 65 yards and two inside the 20.

Play of the Game

As I mentioned before, Tony Pierson had the hands down best play of the game.