#1. Aaron Casey fills the Cam Jones’ void in a BIG way with 10+ tackles and multiple TFL’s
With the absence of Cam Jones leading Tom Allen’s defense, he needed somebody to step up. And surprisingly, that was Bradley Jennings Jr., who had 13 tackles and came up big in limiting Blake Corum and the Michigan offense. Though Casey had a decent game with seven total tackles, he didn’t step up as much as expected.
The senior linebacker has had five or more solo tackles in five of the six games this season and is now tied for first in the Big Ten in solo tackles (30) this season and has tied for the fourth most tackles for loss (7) this season, despite not recording one last week.
If Casey can attempt to make Tagovailoa uncomfortable in the pocket and stop Roman Hemby and Antwain Littleton II in the running game, the Hoosiers could be in play for a win against a tumbling Terrapins team. The senior leader on the defense will finish with a team-high 10+ tackles and at least two tackles for loss.