Dizon keeps tackling

Let the countdown begin. Only two more weeks until the trip to Orlando, Fla., and only two more weeks until the Downtown Athletic Club of Orlando announces the winner of the Dick Butkus award.

Waimea graduate and Dick Butkus finalist Jordon Dizon continued his campaign for the award as he added 18 tackles (14 solo, 4 assisted) to his statistics on Friday afternoon in the 65-51 beating of rival team Nebraska.

Ten of Dizon’s tackles came in the first half when Colorado trailed Nebraska 11 points.

Colorado took control of the game in the third quarter.

At 6:39, Colorado stopped Nebraska and enjoyed its third big play of the quarter. Nebraska’s Dan Titchener’s punt was blocked by Colorado’s Alonzo Barrett and recovered by Dizon and returned it to the Nebraska 25. 

That quarter made all the difference for Colorado as they outgained Nebraska 125 to 40.

Colorado is now 6-6 overall and 4-4 Big 12.

Dizon now has 149 tackles (107 solo, 42 assisted). Other Dick Butkus award finalists James Laurinaitis of Ohio State has 103 tackles (39 solo, 64 assisted) and Dan Connor of Penn State has 136 tackles (66 solo, 70 assisted).

The Dick Butkus award will be announced on Dec. 7


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