Monday, February 8, 2010
'The Punisher' plays big in Texas' victory in Nation All-Star Game
By ESPN.com staff
Oklahoma State safety Lucien "The Punisher" Antoine provided a big game in the Pro Football Hall of Fame Texas vs. the Nation All-Star Challenge game.
Antoine produced two tackles and an assist for the Texas team, which rolled to a 36-17 victory over the Nation at the Sun Bowl in El Paso.
Several other former Big 12 players participated in the fourth annual February all-star game.
Here's a look at what the Big 12 players accomplished in the game. All of them played for the Texas team.
- Texas A&M FB Jamie McCoy: Rushed twice for 12 yards and produced one catch for 5 yards.
- Iowa State P Mike Brandtner: Two kicks for a 33.0 yard average. His longest was 43 yards and he had one pooch kick inside the 20.
- Baylor S Jordan Lake: Two assists, a shared tackle for a loss and one pass broken up.
- Missouri WR Jared Perry: One reception for 16 yards.
Several players who appeared on game rosters earlier in the week did not participate. Among those who were missing included Baylor wide receiver David Gettis, Oklahoma State guard Andrew Lewis, Texas A&M center Kevin Matthews, Texas Tech defensive end Brandon Sharpe and Texas Tech tackle Marlon Winn, according to the official statistical game book that was posted at the game's web site.
After the game, organizers told the El Paso Times that they were disappointed with an announced crowd of 26,041 for the game. That attendance was down significantly from last season's attendance of 42,000.
Game CEO Kenny Hansmire told the Times the game could be headed for San Antonio or Dallas because of the attendance decline.