BYU Cougs in the news: Warner, Ansah have great games; Williams sets new career-high; Mika signs in China

By: Jay Yeomans

Published: November 25, 2019

Sunday was a big day on the gridiron for several former Cougars.

Fred Warner continued his run of elite play as the San Francisco 49ers drilled the Green Bay Packers, 37-8.

The star linebacker made his presence felt early and often, finished with a game-high 11 solo tackles, two tackles for loss, and a strip-sack that led to a San Francisco touchdown.

On the season, Warner has totaled 81 tackles, including 63 of the solo variety, four passes defended, three sacks and three forced fumbles for one of the top defenses in the NFL today.

Jamaal Williams was on the other end of some of those tackles on Sunday but did put up some solid numbers. He registered 11 carries for 45 yards and tied his career-high with seven receptions in a game for 35 yards.

On the season, Williams has rushed for 336 yards and a score on 76 attempts. With those seven catches, he set career-high for receptions in a season with 32 catches for 201 yards and five touchdowns.

Ziggy Ansah had his best game of the season as the Seattle Seahawks came away with a 17-9 win over the Philadelphia Eagles.

The defensive end recorded four tackles, one and a half sacks, and a forced fumble.

In six games, Ansah has registered 14 total tackles, two and a half sacks, and two forced fumbles.

Kyle Van Noy had another quality performance as the New England Patriots held off the Dallas Cowboys, 13-9.

In the win, he managed five tackles, four solo tackles and a tackle for loss.

Through 10 games, Van Noy has 37 tackles, five and a half sacks, three forced fumbles, three passes defended and two fumbles recovered.

Sione Takitaki tied his career-high in tackles for the third time this season, with two total stops as the Cleveland Browns beat the Miami Dolphins, 41-24. He now has nine tackles on the season.

Harvey Langi registered one solo stop as the New York Jets hammered the Oakland Raiders, 34-3. He now has 13 total tackles, a tackle for loss and a pass defended for the surging Jets.

On the hardwood

After a fantastic six-game stretch with the G-League’s Stockton Kings, Eric Mika is off to China to continue his season with the Xinjiang Flying Tigers.

Mika will join a roster that is off to a great start with seven wins in nine tries and a holds a second-place spot in the CBA standings.

During his time with the Kings, Mika averaged 19.7 points on 54.2 percent shooting from the floor to go along with 16.2 rebounds, 3.2 assists and 1.0 blocks in 37.1 minutes.

Brandon Davies had a nice showing on Sunday as FC Barcelona came from behind to knock off UCAM Murcia, 87-83. In the win, he recorded 13 points on 60 percent shooting from the floor and a perfect 7-for-7 from the foul line. He added three rebounds, two blocks, a steal, and an assist in 16:58.

Through 10 Spanish League games, he is averaging 14.5 points, 5.6 rebounds, 1.3 steals and 1.2 assists in 20:46.

Jordan Chatman had a good game on Saturday as his Sibiu squad outlasted Timisoara, 100-96, in overtime. In the victory, he finished with 12 points on 50 percent shooting from the field and 100 percent from the foul line in 22 minutes.

Frank Bartley IV had another productive day on Saturday as Valladolid best Oviedo, 71-65. In the win, he managed 14 points, three rebounds, three assists, and a pair of steals in 28 minutes.

Through 10 games, Bartley is averaging a team-high 17.4 points, 2.7 rebounds, 2.1 assists, and 1.2 steals for an 8-2 team.

Agustin Ambrosino had really good showings in back-to-back games in Brazil last week. On Thursday, he recorded 13 points on the strength of a 4-for-4 shooting day from the floor while adding four rebounds in 17 minutes on a 10-point win.

He followed that up with 15 points on 6-for-10 shooting from the field, including 3-for-5 from 3-point range in a 95-87 loss on Saturday.

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