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September 7, 2009

Giant Killer Award: Mitchell on top

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After replacing eight starters from last years defense, the 'new look' Beavers opened the season with a good showing against the visiting Portland State Vikings. The Beavers had solid tackling, something they had struggled with in past years opening games and they were able to work out some kinks against the FCS opponent.

A new name tops the list this year as sophomore safety Lance Mitchell earned his first Giant Killer Stone Award of his career with a total of 9.50 points. Mitchell not only tallied seven tackles, he added a pass break-up as well. Several other defensive backs scored well including senior cornerback Tim Clark who forced a fumble and had a pass break-up.

Senior linebacker Keaton Kristick is a familiar name on the Giant Killer MVP list. Kristick was all over the place on Saturday and was in on many plays. The defensive leader will no doubt be a familiar name on the list in weeks to come.

Without Victor Butler and Slade Norris fighting over the award, redshirt freshman Castro Masaniai edged out Kevin Frahm for BeaverBlitz's D-line honors. Masaniai tallied three tackles, but a tackle for loss is what put him over the top. With the heavy rotation on the line it will be interesting to watch the honorees week to week.

StateGIANT KILLER STONE AWARD: LANCE MITCHELL

DEFENSIVE LINEMAN MVP: Castro Masaniai
LINEBACKER MVP: Keaton Kristick
SECONDARY MVP: Lance Mitchell






WEEKLY AWARDS
WEEK
GIANT KILLER
DEFENSIVE LINE
LINEBACKER
SECONDARY
Portland State

OREGON STATE DEFENSIVE POINTS vs. PORTLAND STATE
NAME
RUN DEFENSE
PASS DEFENSE
BIG PLAYS
TOTAL
Player
solo
assit
total
TFL
sacks
ints
brk-ups
qbh
fum rec
fum force
block kick
safety
pick 6
POINTS
Lance Mitchell
2
5
7
0
0
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
9.50
Tim Clark
2
2
4
0
0
0
1
0
1
0
0
0
0
8.50
Keaton Kristick
1
5
6
0
0
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
8.25
Suaesi Tuimaunei
2
5
7
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
7.50
Anthony Watkins
2
4
6
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
6.50
Devin Unga
2
4
6
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
6.50
Cameron Collins
1
2
3
0
0
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
5.25
Castro Masaniai
2
1
3
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
5.25
James Dockery
1
2
3
0
0
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
5.25
Bubba Pa'aluhi
0
5
5
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
5.00
Keith Pankey
2
2
4
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
4.50
Kevin Frahm
0
4
4
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
4.00
Dwight Roberson
1
2
3
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
3.25
Latu Moala
1
2
3
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
3.25
Gabe Miller
0
3
3
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
3.00
Stephen Paea
0
1
1
0
0
0
0
0
1
0
0
0
0
3.00
Kevin Unga
1
1
2
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
2.25
Brandon Hardin
0
2
2
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
2.00
Ben Terry
0
1
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
1.00
Jordan Poyer
0
1
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
1.00
Keo Camat
0
1
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
1.00
Matt LaGrone
0
1
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
1.00
Rueben Robinson
0
1
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
1.00
DEFENSE STATISTICAL REPORT CARD
SUBJECT VALUE GRADE
CORE DEFENSE
Points Allowed
7
A
Total Yards
351
B
1st Downs Allowed
17
B+
3rd Down Conversion %
40%
C+
BIG PLAYS
Turnovers + Sacks
1
C-
RUSH DEFENSE
Net Yards Rushing
44
B+
Yards Per Attempt
3.1
B
PASS DEFENSE
Net Yards Passing
274
B+
Average Per Pass Att.
6.7
B+
OVERALL G.P.A./GRADE
2.85
B-



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