Monday, November 10, 2008

Suh Big 12 Defensive Player of the Week

via HuskerExtra, Husker DT Ndamakong Suh has been named Big 12 Defensive Player of the Week for his preformance Saturday against Kansas. Suh led the Huskers with 12 tackle, 4 for losses and 2 1/2 sacks, and also scored a touchdown playing at fullbakc in a goal line situation and catching a 2 yd TD pass. The Husker line dominated KU as defensive ends Zach Potter and Pierre Allen also had big games. Potter had six tackles, two of them for loss, 1½ sacks and an interception and Allen had seven tackles and a 15-yard sack. Ty Steinkuhler was also solid.

KU was held to 118 yards rushingjust 3 yards a carry and Jayhawk QB Todd Reesing was held to 15-30 passing.

Suh stole the show however. Consider these little nuggets:

"His 12 tackles were the most by a defensive lineman since Titus Adams had that many against Kansas State in 2005.

* His 2½ sacks were a career-high and most by a Husker in 70 games since Demorrio Williams had three against Utah State in 2003.

* His four tackles for loss were the most by a Husker in 38 games since Bo Ruud had five against Kansas State in 2005.

* His team-leading 60 tackles this season are the most by an NU defensive lineman since Ryon Bingham had 67 in 2002. A Husker D-lineman had not led the team in tackles since John Bell had 96 in 1973.

* His average of six tackles a game leads all Big 12 linemen."

Been a long time since we had that kind of defensive effort, major kudos to Suh and the entire defense.

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