Blitz Points: All Defense, No Offense Among College Football Top Performers Week 12

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Nov 15, 2014; Durham, NC, USA; Duke Blue Devils quarterback Anthony Boone (7) runs with the ball as Virginia Tech Hokies safety Detrick Bonner (8) chases at Wallace Wade Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark Dolejs-USA TODAY Sports

Detrick Bonner, Safety, Virginia Tech Hokies (Defeated Duke Blue Devils 17-16)

9 Tackles, 2 Tackles for a Loss, 1 Sack, 1 Forced Fumble, 1 Pass Broken Up, 3 Quarterback Hurries

In a game in which the entire Virginia Tech Hokies defensive line deserved to be recognized for forcing Anthony Boone to struggle all game and taking away the running game, Detrick Bonner led the charge as a safety.

There is not one area of defense Bonner didn’t have a huge impact on yesterday. With a sack, a forced fumble, a pass broken up, and three quarterback hurries, he was all over the field in Troy Polamalu-like fashion for a safety.

This guy just flat-out dominated. And don’t forget that he was going up against a team with the most brilliant offensive mind in college football in David Cutcliffe, who coaches his players to take care of the little things and avoid crucial mistakes like sacks and turnovers. It didn’t matter on Saturday.

Bonner did both of those things, and because of that, Virginia Tech gained a little bit more respect back and may just go to a bowl game after all.

And lots of the credit for that goes to the incredible play of their defense, led by Bonner.