I’m happier than a child on Christmas morning. Why you ask? Texas Tech is 6-0, bowl eligible in the first six games, and Kliff Kingsbury has become the first Texas Tech coach to win his first six games. If that’s not something to be happy about, I don’t know what is. With that being said, the players deserve mad props for all their hard work and dedication. And with that being said, it’s time to take a look at the players of the game for this past week’s matchup with the Iowa State Cyclones.
Offensive Player of the Game: Kenny Williams. Williams rushed for 80 yards and a touchdown, and also had 41 receiving yards. Williams was a huge asset to the offense yesterday. Looks like the running game is alive and well in Lubbock, Texas, but watch out for some action in the air, too.
Defensive Player of the Game: Branden Jackson. Jackson had four solo tackles, one assist, 2.5 tackles for loss, and a sack. I’m pretty sure that’s basically the definition of defensive productivity. The defense continued to play well, and Jackson played a big part yesterday.
Newcomer of the Game: Tanner Jacobson also had a big game yesterday. The defensive side of the ball has it together, and that’s including freshman – which is made evident by Jacobson’s performance. The freshman from Southlake had four solo tackles, an assist, and a break up. He’s a freshman that played like a veteran yesterday, so I think he deserves to be the newcomer of the game, no questions asked.
There were several players who could have easily been chosen for each title, so tell me what y’all think. Did I get it right? Would you choose someone else? Let me know! Look for a whole new group of players on next week’s Players of the Game post.