Monday, November 12, 2012
The Texas 10: Week 11
By HornsNation staff
Each week, HornsNation will rank Texas' top 10 performers of the season up to this point:
1. David Ash: The quarterback threw for a career high 364 yards and has fully bounced back from his benching at Kansas.
2. Mike Davis: The wide receiver has back-to-back 100-yard receiving games as well as touchdown catches of 75 and 61 yards. He remains the second best deep threat in the Big 12 behind Baylor’s Terrance Williams.
Junior receiver Mike Davis is averaging 18.6 yards per catch this season for the Longhorns.
3. Johnathan Gray: The running back did not hit the 100-yard mark for the first time in three games, but he still has averaged more than 100 yards per game since he became the starter and had two touchdowns against Iowa State.
4. Alex Okafor: The defensive end continues to be the dominant force for the Texas defense. Okafor had nine tackles and two tackles for loss.
5. Jaxon Shipley: Came up big time and again on third down. Showed he still ahs the best hands on the team and led Texas with 137 receiving yards.
6. Joe Bergeron: The running back proved his value between the tackles as he averaged 7.2 yards per carry and moved the pile all day.
7. Steve Edmond: The middle linebacker has started to learn where to be when. He had six tackles and has 37 tackles over the past four weeks. Edmond also directed traffic on a defense that held its opponent to 175 yards in the final three quarters.
8. Greg Daniels: The tight end is primarily a blocker but Texas called on him to catch the ball on the wing-and-a-prayer wishbone it ran to start the game. He came through with a 47-yard snag. Daniels had another catch for 14 yards.
9. Bryan Harsin: The co-offensive coordinator called his most complete game at Texas. The offense generated 609 yards and did it with plays to the inside, outside, over the top and even a few trick plays. For once Harsin did not appear to hold anything back.
10. Kenny Vaccaro: Texas moved Vaccaro around and played him as a umbrella linebacker at time, allowing him to sit over the top of Edmond and Peter Jinkens. But he also picked up the slot receiver and was very involved in coverage. That flexibility allowed Texas do give ISU different looks and confuse the Cyclones’ offense.