Run Stops with Sommer

By Allen, Jim | The Spokesman-Review (Spokane, WA), September 1, 2016 | Go to article overview

Run Stops with Sommer


Allen, Jim, The Spokesman-Review (Spokane, WA)


COLLEGE FOOTBALL 2016

GREAT EXPECTATIONS - EAGLES

Matt Sommer is ready to go out the way he came in - as a champion. The 300-pound defensive tackle was part of two straight Big Sky Conference title teams in 2013 and 2014. He expects to earn a third in this, his senior season.

"He's been an anchor up front and he's had an impact every year," coach Beau Baldwin said. "He's a class act and does things right in the classroom and treats people right. I'm excited for him to have a great senior year."

Sommer is excited too, but it doesn't always show. "I haven't been a huge vocal guy in front of the players - I like leading by example," he said.

To back that up, the run-stopping Sommer has 71 career tackles in his 40-game Eastern career, and his 24 starts are second among returning defensive players, behind linebacker Miquiyah Zamora's 32. Last year, Sommer was a third-team all-Big Sky selection after starting all 11 games.

If defensive improvement starts on the line, Sommer will be the one to step up. The Eagles struggled last year, especially on third down in November. Tough run defense on first and second down will help the Eagles get off the field.

"Not making the playoffs last year was pretty tough on all of us," he said. "We weren't happy with the way the season ended."

Eastern opponents will undoubtedly focus on all-American wide receiver Cooper Kupp, who last year caught 114 balls for 1,642 yards and 19 touchdowns. But they'd better be aware of the other threats, especially Kendrick Bourne (73 catches, 998 yards and eight scores).

THE TURNOVER BATTLE

It's trite but true - win the turnover battle and you likely win the game. Last year the Eagles went 6-5 while giving up seven more turnovers than their opponents. …

The rest of this article is only available to active members of Questia

Already a member? Log in now.

Notes for this article

Add a new note
If you are trying to select text to create highlights or citations, remember that you must now click or tap on the first word, and then click or tap on the last word.
One moment ...
Default project is now your active project.
Project items
Notes
Cite this article

Cited article

Style
Citations are available only to our active members.
Buy instant access to cite pages or passages in MLA 8, MLA 7, APA and Chicago citation styles.

(Einhorn, 1992, p. 25)

(Einhorn 25)

(Einhorn 25)

1. Lois J. Einhorn, Abraham Lincoln, the Orator: Penetrating the Lincoln Legend (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1992), 25, http://www.questia.com/read/27419298.

Note: primary sources have slightly different requirements for citation. Please see these guidelines for more information.

Cited article

Run Stops with Sommer
Settings

Settings

Typeface
Text size Smaller Larger Reset View mode
Search within

Search within this article

Look up

Look up a word

  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
Please submit a word or phrase above.
Print this page

Print this page

Why can't I print more than one page at a time?

Help
Full screen
Items saved from this article
  • Highlights & Notes
  • Citations
Some of your highlights are legacy items.

Highlights saved before July 30, 2012 will not be displayed on their respective source pages.

You can easily re-create the highlights by opening the book page or article, selecting the text, and clicking “Highlight.”

matching results for page

    Questia reader help

    How to highlight and cite specific passages

    1. Click or tap the first word you want to select.
    2. Click or tap the last word you want to select, and you’ll see everything in between get selected.
    3. You’ll then get a menu of options like creating a highlight or a citation from that passage of text.

    OK, got it!

    Cited passage

    Style
    Citations are available only to our active members.
    Buy instant access to cite pages or passages in MLA 8, MLA 7, APA and Chicago citation styles.

    "Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences." (Einhorn, 1992, p. 25).

    "Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences." (Einhorn 25)

    "Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences." (Einhorn 25)

    "Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences."1

    1. Lois J. Einhorn, Abraham Lincoln, the Orator: Penetrating the Lincoln Legend (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1992), 25, http://www.questia.com/read/27419298.

    Cited passage

    Thanks for trying Questia!

    Please continue trying out our research tools, but please note, full functionality is available only to our active members.

    Your work will be lost once you leave this Web page.

    Buy instant access to save your work.

    Already a member? Log in now.

    Search by... Author
    Show... All Results Primary Sources Peer-reviewed

    Oops!

    An unknown error has occurred. Please click the button below to reload the page. If the problem persists, please try again in a little while.