Individual Game, Season Performances During the 2011 Campaign

Kurt Hess
Kurt Hess

2011 Individual Accomplishments

- Sophomore quarterback Kurt Hess set the school record for single-season touchdown passes (26), completion percentage (64.5), 200-yard games (eight), touchdown passes in consecutive games (11) and touchdown passes in a game (5 vs. Missouri State).

- Hess had a career-high 187 completions for a career-best 2,468 yards. Hess joins Mark Brungard (1994 and 1995) and Trenton Lykes (1986 and 1987) as the only quarterbacks in school history to pass for more than 2,000 yards in consecutive seasons. Hess threw for 2,117 yards last year as a redshirt freshman.

- In eight MVFC games, Hess averaged 245.8 yards and threw 22 touchdown passes. He completed 147-of-226 passes for 1,966 yards.

- Junior tailback Jamaine Cook rushed for more than 1,000 yards for the second straight season. Cook had a career-high 1,386 yards, averaged a career-best 126 yards per game and scored a career-high 13 touchdowns.

- Cook tied a school record rushing for 100 yards in six consecutive games. He had eight 100-yard rushing performances and had at least 90 yards in 10 contests on the year.

- In eight MVFC games, Cook rushed for 1,022 yards on 220 attempts. He averaged 127.8 per game and scored seven touchdowns.

- He became the first player since P.J. Mays in 2001 to score four rushing touchdowns in a game.

- Freshman wide receiver Christian Bryan set school freshman season records for receptions (46), receiving yards (722) and touchdowns (six). He set school single-game freshman marks for receptions (7 at Indiana State) and yards (131 at Southern Illinois).

- Sophomore wide receiver Jelani Berassa had a team-high 33 receptions in eight MVFC games. He had 518 yards and seven touchdowns in league play.

- Sophomore tailback Jordan Thompson tied the school record for longest run from scrimmage with a 95-yard jaunt against Saint Francis (Pa.)

- Senior punt returner Josh Lee set a school and conference record with a 96-yard return for a touchdown against Valparaiso.

- YSU did not start a senior on the offensive line. The same unit started 10 of the 11 games on the season. The only game a different line started was against Western Illinois. LT Andrew Radakovich, LG Lamar Mady, C Mark Pratt and RG Chris Elkins started all 10 games. D.J. Main started 10 games at right tackle while Eric Franklin stepped in against WIU.

- Fifteen different players had a reception, 11 had rushing attempts and 16 scored touchdowns.

- Senior defensive tackle Andrew Johnson had 6.5 sacks, the most in a regular season since Harry Deligianis had seven in 1997.

- Freshman middle linebacker Teven Williams led the Penguins in total tackles with 67 and solo tackles with 38.

- Junior placekicker David Brown made 35 straight PAT kicks at one point. He made 53-of-56 PAT attempts on the season. The 53 makes tied for second most in school history while the 56 attempts are also second.