Tuesday, October 16, 2012
Texas A&M Awards Tracker: Week 7
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' thrilling 59-57 win over Louisiana Tech:
WR Mike Evans, Fr.: Biletnikoff
Evans was added to the Biletnikoff watch list on Tuesday after a strong first half of the season. Evans has caught a team-high 36 passes for 549 yards and two touchdowns. He has been quarterback Johnny Manziel's go-to guy so far this season and had four catches for 137 yards, including a 75-yard touchdown against Louisiana Tech. He's 22nd in the country in receiving yards per game (91.5).
CB Dustin Harris, Sr.: Hornung
Harris had two punt returns for 26 yards, including a long of 16, against Louisiana Tech. On defense, he had eight tackles, tied for second on the team, and had a pass breakup. For the season, he's averaging 15.7 yards per punt return (11th in the nation) and he leads the team in pass breakups with eight.
RB Christine Michael, Sr.: Maxwell, Doak Walker
Michael started the scoring off for the Aggies with a 40-yard touchdown run in the first quarter. That was his longest run of the night and he finished with 65 yards on 12 carries. For the season, he's third on the team in rushing yards with 169 and four touchdowns on 41 carries.
DE Damontre Moore, Jr.: Hendricks
Moore had a whopping 17 tackles to lead the team against the Bulldogs. In addition, he had 2.5 tackles for loss, 1.5 sacks and blocked a PAT attempt. He now has the team lead in tackles (52), tackles for loss (15) and sacks (8.5). He leads the nation in tackles for loss and is tied for second in sacks.
WR Uzoma Nwachukwu, Sr.: Biletnikoff
Nwachukwu caught two passes for 37 yards in the win over Louisiana Tech. For the season, he's fourth on the team in receptions with 11 for 159 yards and four touchdowns.
LB Sean Porter, Sr.: Bednarik, Butkus
Porter had six tackles, a half-tackle for loss, a pass breakup and a quarterback hurry in the win over the Bulldogs. For the year, Porter is fourth on the team in tackles with 33 and he also has two tackles for loss, a half sack, a pass breakup and two quarterback hurries.
WR Ryan Swope, Sr.: Biletnikoff
Swope caught one pass for 5 yards and left the game in the first half after absorbing a hit from Louisiana Tech defensive back Craig Johnson. Swope did not return to the game after the hit. He is tied for second on the team with 20 catches for 299 yards and three touchdowns.