Junior Hemingway is Clutch

Submitted by Kal on October 2nd, 2010 at 7:46 PM

Yes we're all pumped that Denard led us to another last minute victory, but lets not forget the guy who made 2 spectacular plays, including that jump ball that put us in the RZ with 21 seconds left. Props to you Junior, here's to hoping you don't sneeze and hurt yourself this week. Hemingway, Stonum, and Roundtree are all going to need to have huge games against MSU, because their LB core is all going to be playing QB Spy all game long.



October 2nd, 2010 at 7:50 PM ^

Love Denard but after that play the commentators were so quick to give credit to denard for a throw that was pretty much a jump ball. Junior made the biggest play of the game today.


October 2nd, 2010 at 7:53 PM ^

Denard will have to have better deep accuracy to have a chance next week. 3 deep balls where we had single converage, or a man open behind coverage where he didn't even give the receiver a chance. 

Obviously not criticizing Denard (guy is superhuman), but to be a great team we gotta execute what is given to us. 


October 2nd, 2010 at 8:23 PM ^

I agree, he threw some nice balls against UMASS, but failed to do so today.  I guess we don't really know how sore he was after he came back into the game.  Hopefully not too bad and we get Shaw and Toussaint back for next wk.


October 2nd, 2010 at 9:02 PM ^

There isn't a LB in the game who can catch Denard in the open field.  The only way any team will ever come close to rendering a healthy Denard ineffective is if they have a 4.3 CB spy on him.  There aren't many of those in the conference.


October 2nd, 2010 at 9:37 PM ^

Huge plays by Hemingway today.

As for the long tosses by Denard, I would much rather he underthrow it on those one-on-one deep passes than overthrow it to tacopants, b/c the receiver can either adjust and try to come back for the catch and either make the play or get the defender to steamroll him for a free 15 yards and a first down.  As a counterpoint though, that's 15 less yards for Denard to run, tough call.


October 2nd, 2010 at 10:47 PM ^

In my opinion, that deep ball to Hemmingway at the end was purposely under thrown. That jump ball is always advantage receiver when it's under thrown. Like you said, worst-case it's a pass interference penalty on the defense.

Hemmingway sure brings an added component to the offense - size at the wideout spot. It'll be a big matchup problem for lots of CBs. He's a beast!