'Dogs Harrell Turns in Career Performance

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"Yeah the one where I hit him and he just fell to the ground," said Harrell. "I had no idea that it was a sack at first. It was definitely surprising ... really funny. So yeah. That was the best one of the night I think."

The fourth quarter sack was the icing on Harrell's cake. A four-sack, one forced fumble masterpiece that would earn him WAC Defensive Player of the Week honors.

"I didn't expect to have that type of game at all," Harrell said. "Everyone got all hyped up after the defense started making plays."

Harrell says the Bulldogs' defensive performance was a just reward for months of hard work on the practice field.

"Everything that I've been working on during the offseason and all through summer camp really helped me build up this year," said Harrell. "And when the crowd gets fired up I build off of it."

And now that Harrell has set the standard for defensive play in just the first game of the season, he says it's up to him and his teammates to keep it up, starting a week from Saturday at Utah State.

"I really hope to have a game like that again," said Harrell. "That's what I'm trying to do. We're going to practice this week and next week, practice hard. And hopefully have a few more games like that."

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