Congratulations to Denzil Ware, who was just named SEC Co-Defensive Lineman of the Week alongside Tennessee’s Derek Barnett. Ware had five tackles, including two quarterback sacks, in UK’s win over South Carolina, and helped the defense limit the Gamecocks to a season low 10 points on 3 of 13 third down conversions.
Ware’s two sacks combined for a -21 yards and came at crucial moments. With South Carolina in UK territory, threatening to tie the game late in the fourth quarter, Ware sacked the quarterback for a 19-yard loss on fourth down; it turned out to be USC’s final offensive play of the game.
“I really feel like he played his best football of the year,” Stoops said of Ware at today’s press conference. “We needed him to step up and he did.”
Congrats, Denzil. Keep it up.
– UK Stoops Troops (@UKStoopsTroops) September 26, 2016