Mercari Texas Bowl
Tuesday, January 4
ESPN, Time 9:00 pm
NRG Stadium, Houston, TX
Kansas State vs LSU
DE Felix Anudike-Uzomah, Kansas State: A reserve and part of the rotation in his freshman season, the 6-3, 255-pound was a dominant force of a pass rusher this year with 11 sacks and 14.5 tackles for loss an an All-Big 12 run. While he’s a wee bit feast-or-famine as a pass rusher, he was steady against the run.
RB Deuce Vaughn, Kansas State: Don’t be fooled by the 5-6, 173-pound size; he’s as tough as nails and can be used as a workhorse runner. Dangerous in the open field and great around the goal line, he ran for 1,258 yards and 15 scores, caught 47 passes for 471 yards and three scores, and when needed, he can handle the ball at least 20 times.
RB Tyrion Davis-Price, LSU: The LSU running game couldn’t get going on a regular basis, but Davis-Price had one of the biggest games of the SEC season with his 287-yard, three touchdown day in the stunning win over Florida. He ended up with 1,003 yards and six scores on the year, and now with Max Johnson transferring out, he’ll be needed eve more.
LB Damone Clark, LSU: While he could still end up getting ready for the NFL Draft, he has one more shot to raise his stock just a little bit more. The 6-3, 240-pound senior has size and the all-around ability the next-level types want with a team-high 137 tackles with 5.5 sacks and 15.5 tackles for loss.
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