I don't want to sound like a dummy, but I never seem to be able to find individual defensive statistics for college football.
I'd spend more time looking, but I've got a particularly strenuous courseload this semester and thought maybe I could shorten the process by calling on my knowledgeable NUGie peeps.There's always a thorough breakdown of offense on ESPN, and SI.com keeps group defense stats, but I want to see the individual stats from today's game, particularly how Lawrence, Simmons, and Reynaud did, statwise. Just for my own curiosity.
Great win today. Miami has a pretty decent QB, and even though he was missing his top weapon, I'm still proud that we only gave up a 'touchdown' (of debatable completedness--at least from the grainy feed I was watching on my phone at work) on third down and when they got ridiculous field position inside our ten. DJ Harper played like the baller we all knew that a healthy Harper would be. Miller, productive as always, and Plinke and Huff both showing some skill. I missed the pick, but I was glad to see Southwick put together a more complete game. Fields...hang on to the ball, and you'll be a star, kid! Seriously, he looked solid. Physically and skills...ed...ly... Yeah.
Pending the outcome of the Holy War on ESPN2 right now, we could have the makings of a second-chance showcase game against BYU on Thursday. Usually I get irritated that when we have our foot to the throat of the other team and Coach Pete pulls the starters and mostly calls runs up the middle, but with BYU only five days away, I condone the classiness in the interest of health. Not that it's ever bad to be classy, I just think that at the college level, it's the defense's job to stop us, not the playcalling. Good to get the young ones reps though.
Anyway...I'm officially stalling on my sociology paper, so if someone could link me to an individual stats database, I'd appreciate it. Thanks!