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Tuesday, September 20, 2005

Report Card: Defense

The defense started off strong Saturday night but found the last 25 minutes of the first hafl to be a struggle thanks to an inept FSU offense and an inspired blocking performance by BC's huge offensive line. The second half proved to be a much different story as BC found it difficult to move the ball on a fresher FSU defense.

Defensive Ends: BC had trouble with Kamerion Wimbley early in the first half and late in the game. Early the pressure caused two interceptions. The rotation wasn't there as much Saturday but Wimbley and Darrell Burston played solid. Grade: B-

Defensive Tackles: After a strong opening these guys got abused in the first half, especially Brodrick Bunkley. Andre Fluellen sat out the citadel and struggled a bit in this game as well. But in the second half the rotation began and the fresh bodies put a stop to the running game. Grade: C

Linebackers: A.J Nicholson had 18 tackles, two interceptions and a touchdown. He was named national defensive player of the Week. That's good enough. Grade: A

Cornerbacks: Didn't give up anything big, but BC didn't go for much big. Gerard Ross had another active game as the Eagles really started working him. Tony Carter might be the best open-field tackler on the team. Grade: B

Safeties: Kyler Hall played 88 of the 91 plays the defense was on the field and he was continuously around the ball. Pat Watkins continues to be left alone because he's so good. Grade: B+

Special Teams: Darius McClure blocked a punt that led to the touchdown that put the game out of the reach. Not much to report on the return gamte and FSU did not attempt a field goal. The kickoffs was deep and out of the end zone. Overall a solid night. Grade: A-

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