Brothers is the leading tackler in college football and centerpiece of the No. 3 scoring defense in the country, but that didn't impress the voters for the Butkus Award, who didn't include him Monday among 10 semifinalists. Perhaps a splashy performance Thursday night against Heisman hopeful Dak Prescott and the Bulldogs will inspire the most important evaluators -- NFL scouts -- to think twice before overlooking Missouri's latest star.

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