When it comes to former Florida football players, just add sun and watcht them bloom.
Redskins kicker and former Florida State Seminole, Graham Gano, has provided the Redskins with each of the team’s nine points. If not for the deceptive gusts in the stadium’s home plate endzone, the Redskins would actually be ahead midway through the third quarter, 12-10.
Then again, they might still be behind, 12-13.
Receiver Leonard Hankerson has already matched and exceeded his previous career numbers, with six receptions 75 yards through three quarters of play. If he can keep up the pace, he’ll be the second Redskins rookie in as many weeks to eclipse 100 yards.
Speaking of amazing rookie performances, outside linebacker Ryan Kerrigan has become twins with Brian Orakpo on defense. Here are the numbers:
Orakpo: 5.5 sacks, 16 QB hits, 6 tackles for a loss.
Kerrigan: 5 sacks, 18 QB hits, 8 tackles for a loss
This is exactly what the Redskins were looking for when they traded down the board and snagged the Boilermaker at No. 16 overall.
Through 45 minutes, this game sports a startling lack of momentum, with neither team seemingly able to execute consistently on offense. Everything is half a step away from being a big play, but both defenses seem capable of doing just enough to keep both offenses at bay. This is the type of game that will turn on a sustained drive or big play.
It’s a one-point game with 15 to go: Dolphins 10, Redskins 9.
Tags: 2011 season, Brian Orakpo, graham gano, leonard hankerson, miami dolphins, ryan kerrigan, third quarter, washington redskins
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