Niko Porikos grew up in an NTDP billet home. Cool story.
I've read a lot of opinions around here about Denard's inaccuracy in the first half but no one has mentioned the deep post route that Hemingway ran (similar to his be completion from the Western game) and Denard aired out but hit the turf four or five yards from Hemingway.
To me and the two friends I came with it looked like a beautifully placed throw. We were sitting in the south endzone 80 rows up with the play going away from us; we had pretty damn good view of the route and the throw. It looked like Hemingway ran the wrong route, maybe a semi-circle rather than a straight cut, and if he had cut straight to the ball and not let up he easily should have been able to get to it.
I'm not sure what it looked like on TV but I'm guessing it looked like a bad throw. To me it looked like it put exactly where it should have during his Western completion to Hemingway he "left short". I'm curious if anyone else remembers that through who was in the south part of the stadium and if they agree or thing Hemingway did run the right route.