Sunday, January 25, 2015
YOLO COUNTY NEWS
99 CENTS

Aggie front seven cause trouble for Montana State

By
From page B2 | October 07, 2012 |

Montana State quarterback DeNarius McGhee came away from Saturday night’s game against the UC Davis football team with a big win and some even bigger bruises.

McGhee — along with the other Bobcat backs — was chased around, hurried and knocked down by the Aggies throughout the contest, which his team hung on to win 48-41.

The UCD defensive line, led by Jordan Glass and Kyle DeVaughn, was a force on Saturday night, accounting for four turnovers and one touchdown against the second-ranked Bobcats. The touchdown, which tied the game at 31-31 midway through the third quarter, came on a 7-yard interception return by Glass.

While Glass was the only one to show up in the stat box for it, the play was a product of the relentlessness of the front seven as a whole.

On the play, a swarm of Aggies led by Byron Gruendl, broke through the line and converged on McGhee. Pressured, McGhee tossed a wild pass, which Glass caught at his knees and carried across the goal line for the score.

“The defensive ends did a good job of getting pressure on the play,” Glass said. “I don’t even think (McGhee) saw me. I don’t know if he was trying to throw that (ball) away or what. I went down and grabbed it.”

The defensive line also forced three fumbles, which were recovered by Steven Pitts, Marques Barron and Andrew Benjamin.

The four turnovers led to 24 Aggie points.

In addition, the unit amassed nine tackles for a loss, including one sack — by DeVaughn — and held the MSU offense to a measly 67 yards on the ground. The Bobcats had entered the game averaging 181.4 yards per contest.

“I think our players do a great job of getting in the gaps,” UCD head coach Bob Biggs said. “I think that’s what coaches (of opposing teams) would say. They seldom get out of gaps.”

Both Biggs and Glass attributed the front seven’s performance to the savvy coaching of defensive coordinator Mark Johnson.

“I thought coach Johnson did a great job of dialing up pressure,” Biggs said. “We were able to keep them contained.

“I thought our defensive staff did a great job.”

During the preseason, Biggs expressed his desire for the unit to be a swarming one. As of Saturday night’s game, the Aggies have collected 15 sacks and nearly 55 tackles for a loss.

The line should continue to dominate when UCD travels to Idaho State next week. The Bengals are averaging less than 60 yards rushing per game and 2.2 yards per attempt.

Comments

comments

  • Recent Posts

  • Enter your email address to subscribe to this newspaper and receive notifications of new articles by email.

  • .

    News

    Four days of unusual, adventuresome music

    By Jeff Hudson | From Page: A1 | Gallery

     
    Bridges of Yolo County: Wear, tear … repair?

    By Elizabeth Case | From Page: A1 | Gallery

     
    GOP presses state bills limiting gay rights before ruling

    By The Associated Press | From Page: A2

    Abortion opponents express renewed hope at California rally

    By The Associated Press | From Page: A2

     
    Spanish police arrest 4 suspected members of a jihadi cell

    By The Associated Press | From Page: A2

    Rockets kill 30 in Ukrainian city as rebels launch offensive

    By The Associated Press | From Page: A2

     
    Abe ‘speechless’ after video claims IS hostage dead

    By The Associated Press | From Page: A2

    Fake schools draw federal scrutiny

    By The Associated Press | From Page: A3 | Gallery

     
    Winter produce available at Sutter market

    By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A3

     
    Vote for your favorites in Readers’ Choice poll

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A3

    Sip wines at St. James’ annual tasting

    By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A3

     
    Share your love (story) with us

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A3

    Donations to be distributed during homeless count

    By Anne Ternus-Bellamy | From Page: A4

     
    Speaker will share computer security tips

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A4

    Logos Books celebrates 5 years, offers language groups

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A4

     
    Australian olive oil company opens U.S. headquarters in Woodland

    By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A4

    Explore at the YOLO Outdoor Expo

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A4

     
    Pedal around Davis on weekly bike ride

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A4

     
    Yolo animal shelter seeking rawhide donations

    By Lauren Keene | From Page: A5

    Woodland Healthcare employees take Great Kindness Challenge

    By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A5

     
    At the Pond: Nest boxes give birds new homes

    By Jean Jackman | From Page: A6 | Gallery

    California ranks worst in nation for guidance counselors

    By The Associated Press | From Page: A7

     
    Davis, Woodland are saving water

    By Elizabeth Case | From Page: A12

    Words and Music Festival events

    By Jeff Hudson | From Page: A12

     
    .

    Forum

     
    Caring for the aging mouth

    By Samer Alassaad | From Page: A8

     
    We have the right to choose

    By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A10

    We don’t have to suffer

    By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A10

     
    City helped immensely

    By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A10

    Rick McKee cartoon

    By Debbie Davis | From Page: A10

     
    Big utilities’ nightmare begins to play out

    By Tom Elias | From Page: A10

    Mayor’s Corner: Let’s renew Davis together

    By Dan Wolk | From Page: A10

     
    From innovation parks to innovative buildings and planning

    By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A11

    When measles spreads from Disneyland, it’s a small world after all

    By New York Times News Service | From Page: A11

     
    .

    Sports

    Loud crowd sees DHS boys win

    By Spencer Ault | From Page: B1 | Gallery

     
    Lady Devils hold off Pacers, stay perfect in league

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: B1

    Wildcats’ inaugural kids development league exceeds expectations

    By Bruce Gallaudet | From Page: B1 | Gallery

     
    Aggies get top 2015 gymnastics score, but fall short

    By Bruce Gallaudet | From Page: B1 | Gallery

    UCD men take two tennis matches

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: B8

     
    Watney in ninth at Humana Challenge

    By Staff and wire reports | From Page: B8

    .

    Features

    .

    Arts

    .

    Business

    Davis man focusing on cannabidiol business

    By Will Bellamy | From Page: A9

     
    Marrone Bio’s Regalia approved for new uses in Canada

    By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A9

     
    UCD grad makes insurance ‘hot 100′ list

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A9

    Yolo County real estate sales

    By Zoe Juanitas | From Page: A9

     
    .

    Obituaries

    .

    Comics

    Comics: Sunday, January 25, 2015

    By Creator | From Page: B8