Florida Awards Tracker: Week 6
October, 16, 2012
By Michael DiRocco | ESPN.com
GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- Here’s a recap of how Florida’s players on national award watch lists are faring this season:
LB Jon Bostic
LB Jon Bostic
- Watch lists: College Football Performance Award Linebacker Trophy, Butkus Award, Rotary Lombardi.
- Last week’s stats: five tackles, one sack for minus-9 yards, one forced fumble.
- Season stats: 33 tackles, three sacks for minus-17 yards, three QB hurries, one forced fumble, two pass break-ups.
- Comment: UF coach Will Muschamp said Bostic is doing a better job shedding blockers and being in position to make plays this season.
- Watch list: CFPA Running Back Trophy.
- Last week’s stats: two carries for 10 yards, one catch for 8 yards.
- Season stats: 10 carries for 109 yards and two TDs, seven catches for 74 yards.
- Comment: Burton also uncharacteristically dropped two passes against Vandy. He also had a two-point conversion run.
P Kyle Christy
Rob Foldy/Icon SMIKyle Christy is now first in the nation in punting after a huge day against South Carolina.
- Watch list: CFPA Punter Trophy
- Last week’s stats: averaged 46.2 yards on five punts.
- Season stats: averaging 46.4 yards on 29 punts, 12 inside the 20, 11 of at least 50 yards.
- Comment: Christy is sixth in the nation in punting.
- Watch lists: CFPA All-Purpose Trophy, CFPA Kickoff Returner Trophy, CFPA Wide Receiver Trophy, Biletnikoff.
- Last week’s stats: one punt return for 6 yards, two kickoff returns for 67 yards.
- Season stats: averaging 23.9 yards on 11 kickoff returns, averaging 9.1 on eight punt returns, two carries for 1 yard, one catch for 5 yards.
- Comment: Debose finally made a big play on special teams, returning a kickoff 60 yards in the fourth quarter to set up a field goal.
- Watch list: Ted Hendricks Award.
- Last week’s stats: none.
- Season stats: eight tackles, one tackle for loss, one sack for minus-5 yards, two QB hurries.
- Comment: Sat out the game with a knee injury. He’s expected to play against South Carolina.
- Watch lists: CFPA Defensive Back Trophy, Jim Thorpe Award, Bronko Nagurski Trophy.
- Last week’s stats: seven tackles.
- Season stats: 33 tackles, one sack for minus-10 yards, one interception, two pass break-ups, one forced fumble.
- Comment: Elam had another solid game and continues to make plays in both the passing and running game.
- Watch lists: Bednarik Award, Bronko Nagurski Trophy, Outland Trophy, Rotary Lombardi Award, Walter Camp Award.
- Last week’s stats: four tackles, one QB hurry.
- Season stats: 22 tackles, three QB hurries.
- Comment: He wasn’t very noticeable against Vandy, and the Gators’ defensive front got pushed around a bit.
- Watch list: Rimington Award.
- Last week’s stats: Left the game in the first quarter after suffering an injury to his right arm.
- Season stats: Gators are averaging 233.3 yards per game rushing.
- Comment: He is expected to return to the starting lineup against South Carolina.
- Watch lists: Butkus Award, Rotary Lombardi Award.
- Last week’s stats: none.
- Season stats: five tackles, one tackle for loss
- Comment: Jenkins sat out the game with a sprained hamstring but is expected to play against South Carolina.
- Watch list: Butkus Award.
- Last week’s stats: four tackles.
- Season stats: 18 tackles, two sacks for minus-10 yards, one interception, two QB hurries, one forced fumble.
- Comment: Played solidly, but didn’t make much of an impact.
- Watch lists: John Mackey Award, CFPA Tight End Trophy.
- Last week’s stats: two catches for 14 yards.
- Season stats: 21 catches for 237 yards and one TD.
- Comment: Reed is UF’s leading receiver despite being banged up this season.
- Watch lists: CFPA Placekicker Trophy, CFPA Specialist Trophy, Groza Award.
- Last week’s stats: 3-for-3 on field goals.
- Season stats: 11-for-13 on field goals, two of those are from 51 yards.
- Comment: Sturgis has made three FGs in a row after missing a 39-yarder against Kentucky.
The top five freshmen in the SEC
11:00 AM ET Nevada Louisiana-Lafayette 2:20 PM ET Utah State UTEP 3:30 PM ET 22 Utah Colorado State 5:45 PM ET Western Michigan Air Force 9:15 PM ET South Alabama Bowling Green
6:00 PM ET Marshall Northern Illinois 9:30 PM ET Navy San Diego State
12:00 PM ET Central Michigan Western Kentucky 8:00 PM ET Fresno State Rice
1:00 PM ET Illinois Louisiana Tech 4:30 PM ET Rutgers North Carolina 8:00 PM ET North Carolina State UCF
1:00 PM ET Cincinnati Virginia Tech 2:00 PM ET 15 Arizona State Duke 3:30 PM ET Miami (FL) South Carolina 4:30 PM ET Boston College Penn State 8:00 PM ET Nebraska 24 USC
2:00 PM ET Texas A&M West Virginia 5:30 PM ET Oklahoma 17 Clemson 9:00 PM ET Arkansas Texas
3:00 PM ET Notre Dame 23 LSU 6:30 PM ET 13 Georgia 21 Louisville 10:00 PM ET Maryland Stanford
12:30 PM ET 9 Ole Miss 6 TCU 4:00 PM ET 20 Boise State 10 Arizona 8:00 PM ET 7 Mississippi State 12 Georgia Tech
12:00 PM ET 19 Auburn 18 Wisconsin 12:30 PM ET 8 Michigan State 5 Baylor 1:00 PM ET 16 Missouri 25 Minnesota 5:00 PM ET 2 Oregon 3 Florida State 8:30 PM ET 1 Alabama 4 Ohio State
12:00 PM ET Houston Pittsburgh 3:20 PM ET Iowa Tennessee 6:45 PM ET 11 Kansas State 14 UCLA 10:15 PM ET Washington Oklahoma State