Fiesta Bowl – Connecticut vs. Oklahoma

  • Tostitos Fiesta Bowl
  • University of Phoenix Stadium/Glendale, Arizona
  • Saturday/7:30 p.m. on ESPN


Best prospect: #8 OLB Lawrence Wilson, 6-0¾, 226 pounds, 4.63 seconds, Redshirt-Senior – A first-team All-Big East defensive selection for the second consecutive season, Wilson led the Huskies in the ’10 season with 115 tackles. He the BCS clinching victory over South Florida, he returned an interception 55 yards for his team’s only touchdown in a 19-16 victory. Over his 51-game career, he had 441 total tackles, 35.5 tackles for loss, 9.5 sacks, five interceptions, including two that he ran back for touchdowns and nine passes broken up.

Best underclassmen prospect: #23 RB Jordan Todman, 5-9, 195 pounds, 4.43 seconds, Junior – Todman was named the Big East Conference offensive player of the year, plus earning a spot in the first-team All-Big East offense. He was a second-team all-conference back in the ’09 season, running for 1,188 yards on 235 carries. He came back in the ’10 season and ran for 1,574 yards with 14 touchdowns. His career numbers will have him the UConn record books for some time with 584 carries, 3,058 yards and 31 rushing TDs. Todman also did some special teams work, including returning one kickoff 96 yards against Notre Dame in ’09.

Player that might interest Chiefs: #78 G Zach Hurd, 6-6½, 325 pounds, 5.16 seconds, Redshirt-Senior – A three-year starter and two time first-team All-Big East selection, Hurd has shown great versatility, playing guard on both sides and center during his time with the Huskies. He’s a very big man with a massive build, but good speed for a player of his bulk. In the last three seasons he started at right guard, then left guard and this year at right guard.

Other potential draft choices: #49 FB Anthony Sherman, 5-10 ½, 240 pounds, 4.65 seconds, Senior; #32 ILB Scott Lutrus, 6-2 ½, 245 pounds, 4.68 seconds, Redshirt-Senior.


Best prospect: #44 OLB Jeremy Beal, 6-3 ¼, 267 pounds, 4.79 seconds, Redshirt-Senior – Named the Big 12 Conference defensive linemen of the year, Beal had 8.5 sacks this season, giving him 29 for his career, less than three sacks behind the school record. He also had 66 total tackles, 18 tackles for loss, three forced fumbles and six passes broken up. Throughout his career with the Sooners, he’s played standing up, and played with his hand on the ground. He can drop into the flat in coverage and get things done.

Best underclassmen prospect: #77 G Stephen Good, 6-5¼, 300 pounds, 5.12 seconds, Junior – Physically gifted inside blocker who has bounced back and forth between the left and right side during his first three seasons with the Sooners. He’s a weight-room rat who ultimately wants to be a strength coach in his future. Good came out of Paris, Texas where in four years as a high school starter he allowed just one sack.

Player that might interest Chiefs: #6 RB Cameron Kenney, 5-11¾, 195 pounds, 4.53 seconds, Senior – A junior college product out of Garden City C.C. and the Jayhawk Conference, Kenney has been active for both of his seasons in Norman. Playing second fiddle to Ryan Broyles, he doesn’t always get a lot of throws coming his way. In 22 games over the last two seasons, he’s caught 48 passes for 658 yards and four touchdowns.

Other potential draft choices: #7 RB DeMarco Murray, 6-0¾, 208 pounds, 4.48 seconds, Redshirt-Senior; #20 FS Quinton Carter, 6-0¾, 200 pounds, 4.57 seconds, Redshirt-Senior; #3 FS Jonathan Nelson, 5-11, 188 pounds, 4.51 seconds, Redshirt-Senior.

One Response to “Fiesta Bowl – Connecticut vs. Oklahoma”

  • January 2, 2011  - Rick says:

    Well, U Conn was game, they played hard to the very end. But when it became clear that Oklahoma would and could focus on stopping the Husky running game, it also became clear that U Conn didn’t have the passing attack to keep up with the Sooners.

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