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Oregon Football

Top Five: ASU

September 26, 2017

Following my film review of the Arizona State loss, one player revealed himself as a standout player.

Cornerback Arrion Springs didn't give up a single catch in the game. Despite ASU throwing the ball all over the place and N'Keal Harry being unstoppable, Arrion Springs was able to shut him down.

Jalen Jelks filled up the stat sheet with his five tackles for loss in the contest. Jelks definitely had a coming out party of his own.

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Those two were the clear top players in the contest but here are my top five, in order.

1. Arrion Springs - As good as Jelks was, Springs was even better. Unfortunately they don't really track meaningful stats for corners other than interceptions and pass break ups. I know I've said it several times, but Springs didn't give up a catch all night from my view. That's darn impressive.

2. Jalen Jelks - The stats don't lie and Jelks was a force all night. He was credited with 5 tackles for loss but he also had a couple of more pressures and forced Wilkins out of the pocket. Overall it was one of the best performances from Jelks in his collegiate career.

3. Jordon Scott - As good as Jelks was, he better have high-fived Scott. Because of him forcing his way through the middle, that opened up the edges for Jelks to see a lot of single coverage. Scott was consistently pushing back the line of scrimmage and flushing Wilkins from the pocket.

4. Jacob Breeland - Look, he wasn't all worldly but he was good enough to lead Oregon in yards. And for good reason. Arizona State was so set on coming after Herbert it left a lot of vacant real estate behind the linebackers for Breeland. He led all Oregon receivers with 4 catches for 95 yards and was a fingertip away from another big catch. 

5. Henry Mondeaux - He remains under appreciated by this fanbase in my opinion. This is the second week in a row when I went back and watched and Mondeaux jumped out on film. He's disruptive and does a great job containing his side. Like Jelks, Mondeaux benefits from the impact of Jordon Scott and Austin Faoliu crashing the middle of the line. Still Mondeaux is a big part of this defensive line that is playing well. 


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