Nov 9, 2013; Fort Collins, CO, USA; Colorado State Rams running back Kapri Bibbs (5) runs for a eighty five yard touchdown in the fourth quarter at Hughes Stadium. The Rams defeated the Wolf Pack 38-17.Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports
The second infographic for Washington State vs Colorado State in the Gildan New Mexico Bowl matchup has been released. I love these things! Let’s take a look at our running back vs linebacker matchups, via the infograph.
We already knew the numbers were going to be skewed in the run game, but this graphic shows the all-purpose portion of what WSU running backs have done on a per game basis compared to the CSU backs, which is an interesting look.
Kapri Bibbs is a tough little sucker! 1,500 plus yards and 28 touchdowns (leads FBS) is just huge numbers and it’s a safe bet when bowl prep starts this weekend WSU d-coordinator Mike Breske will highlight #5 as a player to keep the eyes on.
For WSU Mason, Caldwell and Laufasa will each play a role in the game, though Mason has become the bell-cow of the group in recent weeks. The graph doesn’t mention Leon Brooks, but he’s the punt returner for WSU and is very sure handed. He doesn’t add too much to the total, but he could play a big role for WSU with a big play come next Saturday.
Monroe and Sagote are solid as you can see and Barrett for CSU is a ridiculously productive player as the MWC’s defensive player of the year. His choice overshadows more impressive tackling numbers by his LB teammates, who have racked up impressive 113 and 136 tackle performances this season.