Scouting Houston: Defense

Posted: October 30, 2014 in Football
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The Houston defense runs a standard 4-3 scheme. They have a very fast and athletic secondary that swarms to the ball, taking away extra yardage after the catch. They have 14 interceptions as a unit and regularly frustrate opposing quarterbacks. For the Bulls and a question marks still at quarterback, they could be facing a tough task in this game. Let’s see who they are facing in this game. 

Defensive line

At defensive end is senior Gavin Stansbury (6’4″ 255 lbs.) who has 28 tackles and 2 TFL (1.5 sacks) on the season. Behind him is sophomore Cameron Malveaux (6’6″ 270 lbs.) who has 10 tackles as a reserve. At the other end spot is senior Trevor Harris (6’4″ 230 lbs.) who has 15 tackles with 3.5 TFL (1 sack) on the year. Junior Eric Eiland (6’2″ 225 lbs.) has 29 tackles, 2 TFL, and 1 INT. He started their last game and could get the start over Harris once again. At defensive tackle is senior Joey Mbu (6’3″ 310 lbs.) who has 25 tackles, 4.5 TFL (2.5 sacks) and 1 INT on the season. Behind him is senior Jeremiah Farley (6′ 281 lbs.) who has 12 tackles with 3.5 TFL (1 sack). At the other tackle spot is sophomore BJ Singleton (6’4″ 290 lbs.) who has 13 tackles with 2 TFL on the year. Behind him is junior Tomme Mark (6’2″ 285 lbs.) who has 5 tackles as a reserve.

Linebackers

At strong side linebacker is senior Efrem Oliphant (6’1″ 220 lbs.) who leads the team with 74 tackles, 5 TFL (1.5 sacks) and has 2 interceptions on the season. Behind him is freshman Matthew Adams (6′ 208 lbs.) who has 10 tackles with 1 sack on the season. At middle linebacker is senior Derrick Mathews (6′ 221 lbs.) who has 52 tackles and 4 TFL (2 sacks) on the year. Behind him is junior Elandon Roberts (6′ 230 lbs.) who has 8 tackles. At weakside linebacker is sophomore Steven Taylor (6’1″ 220 lbs.) who has 33 tackles and 2 TFL (1 sack) on the year. Behind him is redshirt freshman Caleb Tucker (6’2″ 230 lbs.) who has 6 tackles on the season.

Secondary

At corner is senior Lee Hightower (6’2″ 195 lbs.) who has 12 tackles and 1 INT on the season. Behind him is sophomore Brandon Wilson (5’10” 190 lbs.) who has 18 tackles and 1 PBU on the year. At the other corner spot is junior William Jackson (6’1″ 185 lbs.) who has 22 tackles, 1 TFL, and 2 INTs on the year. Behind him is senior Turon Walker (5’10” 190 lbs.) who has 9 tackles so far this year. At strong safety is Adrian McDonald (5’10” 190 lbs.) who has 36 tackles and 2 INTs on the season. Behind him is sophomore Steven Aikens (6′ 198 lbs.) who has 8 tackles and 1 PBU as a reserve this year. At free safety is junior Trevon Stewart (5’9″ 185 lbs.) who has 30 tackles and 2 INTs on the year as well. Behind him is junior Earl Foster (6′ 192 lbs.) who has 5 tackles, 1 TFL, and 1 INT on the year as well.

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