4) Keaton Kristick continues to be the building block of this young defense and performed well again. Captain Coffee recorded eight tackles--four solo--and turned in a momentum turner when he picked off Tony Pike towards the end of the third quarter. Kristick floated in coverage and found the underneath crosser, undercut the pass, and returned the ball 14 yards for OSU's first and only turnover of the game.
3) Justin Kahut was perfect on the day, with boots from 23, 39, and 46. Kahut has been shaky early on this season and seems to have found his rhythm and/or confidence. The Beavers failed to execute when in scoring position and were in the game thanks to the accuracy of Kahut.
2) David Pa'aluhi flew around and was a regular in the backfield. The seven tackles he recorded was good for second most from the Black Shirts and his 2.5 tackles for loss tied him with Dwight Roberson for most on the day. Pa'aluhi is learning fast and becoming an impact player in the middle.
1) James Rodgers put the OSU offense on his back with 22 touches and 166 total yards. Rodgers had success on the edges with the fly sweep to the tune of 76 yards on 11 carries. Again he was Canfield's go to man in the passing game with 90 yards on 11 receptions. Rodgers also added 61 return yards, two punt returns for an average of 12 yards, and one kick off return for 38 yards.
Cameron Collins - Collins started the game in place of Lance Mitchell who appeared slowed by a leg injury. Collins lead the team in tackles with eight--five solo--and was solid in pass coverage. Collins adds quality depth to the safety position as well as size at 6-2, 220.
Dwight Roberson - Seemingly stronger every week, Roberson chalked up seven tackles, 2.5 for loss, and shared a half a sack with Pa'aluhi. Roberson has progressed well through system and has played well with fellow outside 'backer Keith Pankey.