Pooka Williams leads ratings in shelling at Central Michigan

Kansas running back Pooka Williams Jr. carries the ball against Central Michigan during a game Saturday, Sept. 8, 2018, in Mount Pleasant, Mich. (Jim Lahde/The Morning Sun via AP)

Kansas running back Pooka Williams Jr. carries the ball against Central Michigan during a game Saturday, Sept. 8, 2018, in Mount Pleasant, Mich. (Jim Lahde/The Morning Sun via AP)

1 - Pooka Williams: He’s so fast and changes directions so sharply at full speed that he’s hard to put a hand on, much less slam to the turf. Pooka rushed for 125 yards and had touchdown runs of 20 yards, freeing himself up the middle with sharp cuts, and 41 yards down the left sideline after a wicked early cut. He averaged 8.9 yards per carry, and that included a 5-yard loss for which he wasn’t responsible.

2 - Joe Dineen: Had eight solo tackles, six assists, was in on a tackle behind the line of scrimmage and had the first interception of his career. He also was credited with a quarterback hurry.

3 - Shakial Taylor: Returned an interception 55 yards for the touchdown that put Kansas up, 28-7, on the first play of the fourth quarter. he also forced a fumble.

4 - Kerr Johnson: Had four catches for 68 yards and a touchdown. Appears to be developing a nice chemistry with Peyton Bender, a result, the quarterback said of Johnson running his routes in practice the exact same way he does in games.

5 - Keith Loneker: Had a sack and was in on a tackle behind the line of scrimmage. Had five solo tackles and four assists.

6 - Bryce Torneden: Hard hitter, made timely tackles to prevent first downs and had a fumble recovery. Had three solo tackles and two assists.

7 - Ricky Thomas: Starting safety in his first season in the program made four solo tackles and intercepted a pass.

8 - Jeremiah McCullough: Picked off a pass late in the game.

9 - Brian Lipscomb: Graduate transfer from VMI had three solo tackles and two assists.

10 - Andru Tovi: Moved from left guard, where he started last week, to center and made clean snaps all day.

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Matt Gauntt

Nothing for Peyton Bender? 17-26 today with a touchdown and no interceptions.

For the year 36-61, 3 TD, 0 INT

Granted, he hasn't been throwing the long ball, but he has been pretty steady even with Coach shuffling other QB's in and out.

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Dale Rogers

Agree. Was that an oversight, Keegan? If he was intentionally left out, what is the reasoning?

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Len Shaffer

I would also think that Kendrick deserved some praise, at least over Lipscomb, as he made some nice runs.

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Jeff Kallmeyer

Keegs kept him out of last week's ratings also, he apparently has a personal issue with him.

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Dirk Medema

Did Robinson even play this week? Kind of surprised to not see him anywhere on the stat sheet one week after leading the team. It was nice to see many WR's making catches.

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Richard Duran

Good to see Daylon Charlot's breakout season is off to a roaring start! 1 catch for 8 yards.

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