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DieHards Big 12 Defensive Player of Week 11: Antwuan Davis posts career game

Posted November 12th, 2017

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Welcome to Big 12 DieHards’ Week 11 Defensive Player of the Week. There were a number of exciting performances across the Big 12 from defensive players, but one stood apart.  

Also check out our other Big 12 player of the week awards:

Texas DB Antwuan Davis

Texas’ secondary is in shambles after an unfortunate series of suspensions and injuries. However, that just meant a couple of experienced pieces finally got time on the field. Senior Antwuan Davis took full advantage of his opportunity.

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The Longhorns were generally unimpressive on Saturday against Kansas, giving up 27 points and 364 yards to a bad team. However, Davis’ performance ensured things never really got competitive.

Texas punter Michael Dickson downed a punt at the 1-yard line after UT’s second drive of the game. Three plays later, Kansas faced 3rd-and-9 from the 2-yard line. Carter Stanley threw a pass, and Davis jumped in at the 16-yard line and picked it off. He returned the pass for a touchdown to give the Longhorns a quick 14-0 lead.

Later in the half, Kansas was in the midst of a 12-play drive. The Jayhawks could cut it to 35-24 with a touchdown, and were within the 5-yard line. Then, Davis jumped another passing lane and caught another interception, which was ruled a touchback. That allowed Texas to go into the half up 35-17.

Davis had never recorded an interception at Texas. Posting two in a game is a nice way to start, even if it was against a ghastly Kansas team.

Honorable mention: 

  • Kansas State defensive back D.J. Reed posted 3 tackles and recovered both a fumble and interception in a 28-23 loss to West Virginia.
  • Iowa State defensive back Kamari Cotton-Moya accumulated 9 tackles, 2 tackles for loss and a pass breakup in a 49-42 loss to Oklahoma State.
  • Texas Tech defensive back Douglas Coleman was credited with a tackle for loss and forced fumble after recovering a fumble and returning it for a touchdown in a 38-24 win over Baylor.

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