You probably already knew that though. Today he erased all doubts with his performance against Michigan. He had ten tackles on the day, five of which were for a loss. He also had four sacks, two forced fumbles, and a fumble recovered. It was not the result that the Boilers wanted, but Ryan had a great game. He really is fun to watch. The loss today means that more than likely I will have one more time seeing Ryan play college football. Something tells me though that he will be playing in the pros for a long time to come. On the season Ryan has 23.5 tackles for loss, 11.5 sacks, and five forced fumbles on the season. Those are video game stats. That shouldn’t happen in real life. Kerrigan is the finalist for the Lott trophy and the Bednarik award. Somehow though Ryan was left off the final list of candidates for the Lombardi Award. Do these guys watch football? The Lombardi is for the best linemen in the country. They might want to re-think their criteria for the award.
With his first forced fumble today that is shown above Ryan moved into first place all time at Purdue for forced fumbles. It also moved him into a tie for the all time Big Ten lead. Of course his second forced fumble today moved him into first place all time in the Big Ten. He is also tied for first all time for Division 1 schools. Just one more and he has the national record all to himself. How good is this guy? Ryan has two more games to try and get the record. I don’t think that Kirk Cousins will not have a good week of sleep this week.