Here are the 5 Game Balls for the UTPB Game.
- David Bailiff and Coaching Staff-Now, I know that game balls to go players, but the way that David Bailiff and his staff handled the situations that they faced tonight to make sure that UTPB understood despite the intensity of the game, that we wanted to be respectful to the players and UTPB and the scary situation that was faced after the game. Bailiff not only led this team to a great victory, he did it in the right way, just like what he has been doing from the moment he got to Commerce.
- Alex Shillow-105 yard pick 6 that killed a UTPB drive and really caused the crowd to roar, in addition to an overall solid game where he tallied multiple tackles and was involved in pass break ups. He was the main standout on the defense tonight.
- Jake Viquez-Two field goals and 5 for 5 on extra points, not to mention perfect sideline pooch kicks that put the Falcons in a bind to start their drives. Jake does his job again tonight, and deserves yet another game ball.
- Miklo Smalls-The Lion’s QB1 had an outstanding game, completing 12 passes out of 21 attempts for 138 yards and two perfect touchdown throws, yes he threw another interception, but I don’t mind the shot.
- The Entire Defensive Unit-The Blue Gang is 2nd in the nation in total defense, and they got their second shut out in the past four weeks, and have not allowed a touchdown in the past 3 games. This team has a strong backbone, and the entire defensive unit has pitched some outstanding games.