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Freshman Tracker: Thabo Mwaniki Makes Presence Felt Against Pitt



It’s still fairly early in the season and injuries could always play a factor in freshmen playing time, but the way things look right now, there will be just three true freshmen seeing the field for OSU this season: J.D. King, Tylan Wallace and Thabo Mwaniki.

So far, all three have been valuable contributors for the Pokes. On Saturday against Pitt, it was again safety Thabo Mwaniki who made his mark on the game with two more solo tackles to add to his running total of 7 on the season.

On offense, backup running back J.D. King was the bell cow of the backfield, toting it 16 times for 40 tough yards. It wasn’t always pretty, but his ramming into traffic between the tackles all day opened up shots down the field like this to his fellow freshman Tylan Wallace.

Below is the updated season totals for the frosh trio after this weekend’s contest against Pitt.

J.D. King RB Tulsa 16 carries, 40 yards 30 carries, 199 yards, 1 TD
Tylan Wallace WR Tulsa 2 rec, 49 yards 3 rec, 56 yards
Thabo Mwaniki S Tulsa 2 solo tackles 7 solo tackles
Lamarcus Morton CB
LC Greenwood WR
Chuba Hubbard RB
Tracin Wallace QB
Baron Odom TE
Jake McClure K
Malcolm Rodriguez S
Jelani Woods QB
Kris McCune S
Braydon Johnson WR
Brendon Evers DT
Brock Martin DE
Tre Sterling S

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