Tuesday, October 2, 2012
Texas A&M awards tracker: Week 5
By Sam Khan Jr.
Each week throughout the season, GigEmNation will take a look at the Aggies players who are on awards watch lists and how they fare. Here's a glance what each player has accomplished after the Aggies' 58-10 win over Arkansas:
CB Dustin Harris, Sr.: Hornung
Harris had a quiet day in the return game, netting minus-7 yards on two punt returns. Despite the slow day, Harris still ranks high nationally in the category, sitting 11th in the nation with a 17.7 yards-per-punt-return average. On defense, Harris recorded three tackles and three pass breakups against Arkansas.
RB Christine Michael, Sr.: Maxwell, Doak Walker
Michael had five carries and gained 24 yards, including a 10-yard touchdown run. For the season, Michael has 83 yards and three touchdowns on 25 carries.
DE Damontre Moore, Jr.: Hendricks
Moore finally had a game without a sack, but he still had a significant impact. He led the team in tackles for loss with 2.5, had four total tackles, forced a fumble that was returned for a touchdown by Tramain Jacobs and had a quarterback hurry. On the season, Moore ranks third nationally in tackles for loss with 10.5. His sack total remains at six, which is tied for eighth in the country.
WR Uzoma Nwachukwu, Sr.: Biletnikoff
Nwachukwu had four catches for 41 yards in the win over Arkansas. For the season, Nwachukwu is fourth on the team in catches (eight) and receiving yards (125) but leads in touchdown receptions (four).
LB Sean Porter, Sr.: Bednarik, Butkus
Porter finished with six tackles, one tackle for loss and a quarterback hurry against Arkansas. For the year, he's fifth on the team in tackles with 19, has 1.5 tackles for loss and a half-sack.
WR Ryan Swope, Sr.: Biletnikoff
Swope had by far his best game of the year to date, catching five passes for 141 yards and a touchdown. His 80-yard touchdown reception in the second quarter was the longest play of the game and he now is second on the team in catches (17) and receiving yards (236) for the season.