The redshirt senior is on pace for career highs in all major categories seven games through this season. Through seven games, Branch has totaled 18 total tackles (two short of his career high) and also has 1.5 tackles for a loss and half a sack. The most surprising part of Branch’s stat line, however, is his one interception on the season. Like we said above, Branch is on pace for a career year but we’d still like to see more production out of him.
Possibly the best defensive player of the year for the Yellow Jackets, Saint-Amour has been consistent for Tech throughout the season. Like Branch, ASA is on pace for a career year in Nate Woody’s defense and has 22 tackles including 7.5 tackles for a loss and four sacks. The senior defensive tackle also contributed one interception return for a touchdown this season.
Playing primarily as a backup this season, the sophomore defensive end is putting together a solid season. With 12 tackles this season in five games and also has one fumble recovery. Altogether, it’s been a solid campaign for Owens who should take a step up into a starter role next season.