There were a lot of unsung heroes last Saturday, and I want to know who you liked.
Personally, my vote for unsung hero of the week goes to boundary corner Scott Johnson. Scotty "2hotty" Johnson came up huge on two plays in particular: First, in the third quarter with BYU nursing a 27-17 lead, and then again in the fourth quarter when UNI was trying to make a comeback.
In the third quarter (one which I'm sure we'd all like to forget), BYU gave up 14 unanswered points to UNI. The Panthers were driving down the field with all the momentum when BYU held them to a fourth and three situation. The Panthers decided to go for it, and QB Pat Gracy threw a quick out pass to his weak side receiver. The pass was right on the money, but Johnson hurried to the ball and broke up the pass to force a turnover on downs. Huge.
Then in the fourth quarter, after BYU scored again to make it 34-17, Gracy tried to spark his offense with a deep throw to Johnson's side of the field. It was the right ball for Gracy, because Johnson was caught on one-on-one coverage. The ball was well-thrown and right in the receiver's hands, but again Johnson made a great play to break it up and even came down with the catch (but it was out of bounds).
Scott Johnson, you are my unsung hero of the week.
Now it's your turn. Who gets your vote? Michael Reed and his shifty moves? Brian Kariya and his pretty little run into the end zone? Reed White and his diving goal-line catch?
Who is your unsung hero of the week?