This game was very sloppy but Toledo managed to put points up on the board when it mattered. Tol. Quarterback Terrance Owens dropped balls into soft coverages and made it easy for his receivers. Bowling Green ran the ball effectively but it wasn’t enough to come out on top.
MDD Staff Scout: Alex Farnworth
#6 RB Anthon Samuel
-Lines up as single back most of the time
-Plays about six yards behind the QB, also lines up in shotgun formation
-Patient runner, buys time to allow his line to setup blocks
-Doesn’t have breakaway speed but can get away from defenders
-Incredible side-step/juke move
-Small back, 5’11, 188 but can run inside and outside the tackles
-Makes running the ball the team’s best option, even when they are losing
-Overpowered on blitz pickup
Overview: Samuel is a small back that is tough to gauge because he doesn’t face the best competition. Samuel’s play really says a lot when his team is willing to run the ball while losing in hopes to come back and win. He won’t exactly run you over but he will make you look silly whether it is in the middle of the field or up the sidelines.
#36 DT Chris Jones
-Very, very strong, especially upper body
-Committed a penalty, came back next play with the bull-rush and a sack
-Better in defending the run rather than pass-rushing
-Amazingly explosive at the snap of the ball
-Active hands, uses strength
-Needs to learn technique and how to get off of blocks rather than just out-muscling linemen
Overview: Chris Jones has shown that he can wreak havoc in the run game but he is a very inconsistent player. Jones needs to show up every play and needs to keep his motor going if he wants to play at the next level. He is very strong and uses that to steamroll OL, it is all about being consistent.
#2 QB Terrance Owens (JR)
-Wiry frame at 6’4, 195
-Holds ball high, solid throwing mechanics
-Excellent pump fake, hit Russell on a double move, cornerback was lost
-Does not force throws/ efficient passer, 20/28 in this game
-Not very good at selling the play action
-Needs to show ability to move his feet in the pocket
-Has ability to throw his receivers open on fly routes
-Soft touch, drops balls over defenders
-Would like to see more zip on some throws, some urgency in the pocket too
Overview: It may seem like I was against Owens in this evaluation but I am just eager to see more. He shows great poise and knowledge of the game but I want to see him under pressure. Owens is a fantastic athlete, he was drafted by the Padres without even playing baseball in college, he needs to face better competition but I believe this kid is going to be something.