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KChiefs1
01-06-2009, 05:52 PM
I really like this guy....


Tulsa (10-3) vs Ball State (12-1)


Ball State's dreams of an unbeaten season, and just maybe a call from the BCS came crashing down when the Cardinals fumbled away the MAC title game against upstart Buffalo. Even when they were running the table in the regular schedule, though, BSU never received much national attention which is too bad, because Ball State actually has its share of intriguing prospects for the NFL draft. Junior QB Nate Davis (MAC Offensive Player of the Year this season, for example, is one of the most efficient passers in the country, although he likely lacks the pure arm strength and prototype mechanics to rate as an elite prospect. Still, Davis completed 67% of his pass attempts this fall for over 3,000 yards and 25 TDs against just 6 interceptions and showed great leadership intangibles along the way. Davis also gets plenty of support from emerging junior scatback MiQuele Lewis (#33, 5-6, 185) who ran for over 1,600 yards this season and big-play TE Darius Hill (#88, 6-5, 240) who averaged almost 17 yards per catch this season. The CardinalsĎ offense also features on of the better bookend OT combinations in the nation in Robert Brewster (#71, 6-4, 310) and Andre Ramsey (79, 6-4, 305). The Cardinals arenít as talented on the other side of the ball, but do have several decent ate round/free agent type prospects in CBs B.J. Hill (#3, 5-7, 180), who doubles as an electrifying punt returner, Trey Lewis (#12, 5-11, 190) and Trey Buice (#8, 5-9, 175), along with OLB Bryant Haines (#49, 6-4, 225). In the end, though, Ball Stateís best prospect could be P Chris Miller (#35, 6-2, 210), who didnít get all that much work this fall, but has as strong a leg as any kicker in the country.


Tulsa also had some BCS aspirations after winning their first 8 games this fall, struggled down the stretch losing three of its final games, including a disappointing loss to East Carolina in the CUSA title game. That set up this very interesting match with Ball State in a game featuring two of the better non-BCS conference teams in the country. Tulsa, though, doesn't have quite the 2009 draft potential as Ball State, however, like the Cardinals, the Golden Hurricanes are led by an interesting prospect at QB in veteran David Johnson (#5, 6-2, 220) who threw for almost 4,000 yards and 43 scores after taking over for Paul Smith. Johnson lines up in the Tulsa backfield with RB Tarrion Adams (#25, 6-0, 210), who ran for over 1,300 yards this fall and is a versatile enough athlete to also play some at safety. Meanwhile, other Hurricanes to watch include massive RT Rodrick Thomas (#70, 6-4, 355), DE Moton Hopkins (#93, 6-2, 270), DT Terrel Nemons (#99, 6-3, 330), and DB Roy Roberts (#10, 5-10, 205).

58-4ever
01-06-2009, 06:27 PM
Here comes the arm strength police!

notorious
01-06-2009, 06:28 PM
Go Hurricane!

KCCHIEFS27
01-06-2009, 07:25 PM
Nate Davis has #13 Kurt Warner syndrome. I really couldn't tell the difference between the two. They both wear red/white and fumble at will..

Deberg_1990
01-06-2009, 07:31 PM
GMAC Bowl?? What is this??

Some no name bowl sandwhiched between the BCS bowls.

Sully
01-06-2009, 07:34 PM
Being that it's the GMAC bowl, can the losing team appeal at halftime to congress for a score bailout?

bigkyle76
01-06-2009, 07:37 PM
we need to bring in Randy Hippeard next great player to come out of the naia two time all american 6 3 220 runs a 4.7 40 with a hand cannon and can throw off his back foot as well or better than anyone in the nfl i mean what the harm of bringing him into camp as udfa

Deberg_1990
01-06-2009, 07:49 PM
Wow, listen to the excitment of that half empty stadium. ROFL

Danman
01-06-2009, 08:50 PM
we need to bring in Randy Hippeard next great player to come out of the naia two time all american 6 3 220 runs a 4.7 40 with a hand cannon and can throw off his back foot as well or better than anyone in the nfl i mean what the harm of bringing him into camp as udfa

Having a hard time getting Randy on down at the factory?

Skip Towne
01-06-2009, 08:56 PM
Wow, listen to the excitment of that half empty stadium. ROFL

If every TU student showed up there would be only 4,000 of them.

Thig Lyfe
01-06-2009, 09:22 PM
This is one ugly-looking game.

KChiefs1
01-06-2009, 10:39 PM
Nate Davis draft stock took a hit tonight.

Thig Lyfe
01-06-2009, 10:42 PM
Nate Davis draft stock took a hit tonight.

Don't you think scouts will take the extreme conditions into account?

Also, I thought Davis said he's not declaring?