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.