Through four games, Simmons has three sacks, which leads the team, and three hurries, which is tied for the team lead with linebacker Brant Mitchell and defensive end Anree Saint-Amour. He has high hopes for the season.
“I’ve got confidence going in any game,” Simmons said. “I feel like I got a lot better this year than I was last year and it’s the same o-line, so I think I’m going to have success Saturday. So, just got to execute my job, mix up my pass rush moves and I’ll be fine.”
A disruptive performance by Simmons would undoubtedly help Tech. The more that Simmons, Saint-Amour and KeShun Freeman can pressure Rosier off the edge, the less defensive coordinator Ted Roof will have to rely on blitz help, freeing up extra defenders to track wide receiver Braxton Berrios (18 catches, 15.7 yards per catch, five touchdowns) and tight end Christopher Herndon (13 catches, 10.3 yards per catch).