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Defensive player of the week: a rough outcome overshadowed a great individual effort

This Red Raider had a great night, whatever the final score.

Our player of the week is Jordyn Brooks, and a quick look at his stat line makes that abundantly clear. Brooks was basically forced to play the entire game without rest after Dakota exited, so he needed to have a monster night.

And oh, did he have one. 15 total tackles, 1.5 sacks and a QB hurry on the night made Brooks really stand out. Yes, overall the defense had a pretty rough night.

But, don’t let the final score and bad feelings make you forget how hard this team plays. Even in defeat the guys battle till the very end. Brooks embodied that mentality Saturday night.

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