First down: Who deserves the game ball on offense?
Dallas: I’m going with Kit Hillis, whose speed and elusiveness gives the Huskies a running back-like threat at wideout. He was the leading receiver last night and made a great diving catch to sustain a drive that led to a touchdown.
Tom: The O Line offered great protection for both Huskie QB’s throughout the game. They also did a good job of opening some holes for the running game.
Dog Whisperer: Jeremy Andrew proved that we are deep at RB putting in a great effort in his first meaningful game. Shoutout to “Mr. Support Our Troops” Braeden George who has a touchdown in both of the SOT games and was playing out of position this game.
Ryan: I agree with Dog Whisperer. Jeremy Andrew played about 2/3 of the game and averaged over 5 yards per carry. The Huskies had good ball movement on first down which made the play calling easier on second down.
Second down: Who deserves the game ball on defense?
Tom: It was a solid performance turned in by the defense, and there’s several players that I could mention here, including a few D Linemen. I’m going to go with cornerback Travoy Martinez for the second half performance that he turned in. He showed great cover skills, picked off two passes, and nearly led the team in tackles even though he wasn’t on the field in the first half.
Ryan: As Tom said, the entire defense played well, and they all deserve a game ball. But you can’t ignore the spark that Travoy Martinez brought to the team when he stepped on the field. His two interceptions saved a touchdown and set up great field position for the Huskies. He is a pleasure to watch and a great kid. I can’t wait to see more.
Dog Whisperer: Zach Hart. The efforts of the balance of the defense depend on the DL and actually the award should go to all of them as Seutter, Steiny and Rybber were all excellent this game as was Rush in the second half. Hart however stood out to me with his high motor and excellent pass rush the AB QB’s were forced into bad decisions and poor throws all night never mind the run stuffing.
Dallas: There were a lot of great performances last night. However, Travoy Martinez stood out, keeping Alberta off the scoreboard with a touchdown killing interception.
Third down: Who deserves the game ball on special teams?
Dog Whisperer: The kicking game appears vastly improved but Luke Thiel continued to prove why he is one of the best return men in the game.
Tom: Luke Thiel turned in another in a long line of good performances returning punts for the Dogs. Easy choice for me here.
Dallas: I agree with everyone. Luke Thiel had a great game and gave the offense great field position all night.
Ryan: It’s four for four. Luke Thiel led the team in total yards with 105. He had one long punt return which set up the Huskies in great field position. He also made something out of nothing twice.
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