Pinstripe Bowl: Kansas State vs. Syracuse

  • New Era Pinstripe Bowl/Yankee Stadium/New York, N.Y.
  • Thursday/2:20 p.m. on ESPN.
    Kansas State

Best prospect: #8 RB Daniel Thomas, 6-1 ½,228 pounds, 4.63 seconds, Senior – Thomas ran for 1,495 yards in ’10, including 269 yards on 36 carries against North Texas near the end of the season. He also caught 26 passes for 163 yards. This combined with his 1,275 rushing yards and 257 receiving yards from the ’09 season gives him 3,190 yards in offense for his two-year career at Bill Snyder U. Thomas joined the folks in Manhattan after playing JUCO ball in Mississippi.

Player that might interest Chiefs: #40 DE/OLB Antonio Felder, 6-1, 243 pounds, 4.89 seconds, Redshirt-Senior – Too small to play defensive end, the questions will be whether he has the athletic ability to shift to OLB in the 3-4 defense. Felder came out of Butler County Community College in ’07 and he received a medical hardship in ’08. In three seasons he’s had 72 total tackles, 10.5 tackles for loss and three sacks.

Syracuse

Best prospect: #3 RB Delone Carter, 5-8 ¾, 215 pounds, 4.52 seconds, Redshirt-Senior – Carter earned second-team All-Big East honors for his senior season here he ran for 1,035 yards on 204 carries – that was the 10th best rushing season in Syracuse’s impressive history of runners. With the one game left to play he’s got 2,906 rushing yards in his career, four best in school history All he needs is 29 yards to pass Larry Csonka to move into third place on the all-time Syracuse rushing list. As he goes into the bowl game, Carter has a streak of 215 carries without losing a fumble. Carter’s career has been tough at times, as a serious hip injury and then a hamstring problem cost him playing time. He also missed out of spring practice earlier this year after being suspended for a misdemeanor assault charge.

Best underclassmen prospect: #99 DE Chandler Jones, 6-4 ½, 252 pounds, 4.86 seconds, Redshirt-Sophomore – He earned second-team All Big East Conference honors for starting 12 games, with 53 tackles and a team high four sacks. He comes from a family of brothers who also played college football and one is now a UFC fighter.

Player that might interest Chiefs: #70 C Ryan Bartholomew, 6-0 ¾, 298 pounds, 4.95 seconds, Redshirt-Senior – Named co-captain of the Orange this season, Bartholomew is a workout warrior who has dominated the weight room at Syracuse for the last four years. He did 30 reps on the 225-pound bench press and maxed on the bench at 525 pounds. He’s already earned his degree in health and exercise science and is working on a Masters degree. He has played guard as well as center and could work at either spot.

Other potential draft choices: #32 OLB Doug Hogue, 6-2, 226 pounds, 4.59 seconds, Senior; #25 ILB Derrell Smith, 6-0, 232 pounds, 4.8 seconds, Redshirt-Senior.


One Response to “Pinstripe Bowl: Kansas State vs. Syracuse”

  • December 30, 2010  - el cid says:

    Might have been a decent game if the big 10 officials had not given the game away.

    Next bowl game, more big 10 officials who let QB a nd WR salute to their hearts content.

    Talk about officials ruining games.




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