Who could have fathomed that the Humanitarian Bowl between Bowling Green and Idaho would have provided such a finish for the ages? If you haven't seen it, find it. Now, let's take a look at how some of last night's prospects fared.
For starters, Idaho senior left guard Mike Iupati was outstanding. What's beast times infinity? What happens when you mix a dinosaur and a cheetah? You get a really big, really mean, fast thing. That's Iupati. And it was all on display last night - the seal blocks, the combination blocks, the pulling and setting the edge. His speed out of his stance and his mobility is terrific. I can hear Bill Walton now, "Throw it down big man. Throw it down."
Bowling Green senior WR Freddie Barnes somehow got it done again last night. Barnes hauled in 17 catches for a staggering 217 yards and two touchdowns to finish with an NCAA (all levels) single-season record 155 receptions. Barnes has excellent hands and short-area quickness (see Buffalo '09), but will have to prove he can uncover against man coverage and must improve upon a mid-4.8 40-yard dash time from the spring.
And finally, I'll throw some props toward Idaho junior QB Nathan Enderle, who shows the size, arm strength and solid mechanics to warrant serious looks in the 2011 NFL Draft. Way to step up with the game on the line, and play with ice in your veins.