Perhaps I owe linebacker Bird an apology--if so, Bront, you got it.
5 Solo tackles: Mitchem, Phillips, Davis, Bird
4 Solo tackles: Ford, Duncan, Fehoko
3 Solo tackles: DJ Johnson, Howard
The other linebacker that played, Sonier, had 2
The tackle distribution kind of looks right given that the secondary and linebackers made the plays...SMU was about 50/50ish on run/pass.
I am almost laughing at some of the post game talk, Coach Tuberville mentioned that the running game defense suffered more from not being lined up right--smacks of Coach Setincech(sp)--more than being beat physically...there is some good news in that to off-set the simple fact that some people do not know where to stand when the ball is hiked.