Logan’s heroes: Kentucky

After each win, Logan Lowery of the Daily Journal recognizes several players and a coach that had outstanding performances and played a major role in Mississippi State’s victory. Check out who his offensive, defensive, special teams and coach of the week were.

josh robinson 7OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK

Running back Josh Robinson

JUNIOR * 5-9* 205 Franklinton, La.

Rushing: 23 carries for 198 yards, two touchdowns Receiving: one catch for 11 yards

Logan’s take: Josh Robinson has played “Robin” to Dak Prescott’s “Batman” all season but he broke out of the shadow in a big way on Saturday. Robinson lived up to his “Bowling Ball” nickname with a career-high in carries and yards. His 22-yard run breaking tackles during the third quarter was a thing of beauty and something I haven’t seen since playing as Bo Jackson on the old “Tecmo Bowl” Nintendo game.

kaleb eulls mugDEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK

Defensive tackle Kaleb Eulls

Senior * 6-4 * 295 * Yazoo City, Miss.

Defense: five tackles (two solo, three assists), two tackles for loss, two sacks

Logan’s take: This real life hero isn’t the flashiest or most well known name on the Bulldogs defensive line but might be the most important. Kaleb Eulls is usually creating plays for his teammates by drawing double teams but against Kentucky it was he who was wreaking havoc. He set a personal best two sacks – the first of which he pulled down Patrick Towles with one arm.

christian holmesSPECIAL TEAMS PLAYER OF THE WEEK

Linebacker Christian Holmes

Senior * 6-1* 230 Puckett, Miss.

Defense: five solo tackles, one tackle for loss Kickoff Return: one return for a 61-yard touchdown

Logan’s take: Christian Holmes not only finished third on the team in tackles against the Wildcats but also sealed the game in the fourth quarter on special teams. “Turtle” answered a touchdown that pulled UK within seven points by scooping up an onside kick and racing up the right sideline for the score with 2:22 to go. For a guy who debated whether or not return for his final season, that was a cool moment to witness for one of the most well-liked guys on the roster.

gabe mylesFRESHMAN OF THE WEEK

Wide receiver Gabe Myles

Redshirt freshman * 6-0 * 192 * Starkville, Miss.

Rushing: two carries for 12 yards Receiving: two catches for 14 yards

Logan’s take: Gabe Myles had started the previous two games due to Jameon Lews’ injury. With Lewis still not full speed, Myles filled in admirably once again. The freshman made a smart decision to turn the ball up field on an end around pass when nothing was open.

david turnerCOACH OF THE WEEK

David Turner

Defensive line

Goldston, N.C.

Logan’s take: David Turner returned to Kentucky where he has had two previous stints on the staff there. Turner’s defensive line left Lexington with five of the team’s seven sacks. Eulls had two while Preston Smith and Ryan Brown were responsible for 1.5 each. The Bulldogs will need another strong outing from Turner’s line against the physical rushing attack of Arkansas this week.

 

I have covered Mississippi State in some capacity since 2004 and joined the Daily Journal staff in 2013. I enjoy short walks on the beach, performing concerts in my car and watching professional wrestling.

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