Offensive GB: Barnes Everyone was enchanted with Barnes in the '22 Rose Bowl. Some were less enchanted in the 2nd RB and earlier this year.
Life has ups and downs, but when the time came to make a play, Barnes could not have been more massive. Rattle off all the attributes associated with individual redemption via sports, and a photo of Barnes should accompany the definition.
Defensive gameball: Vaki I had to follow suit and innovate on this one because Vaki had just two tackles, behind another newbie nobody’s heard of until last night: Briton Allen #19.
But, in fairness, Vaki racked up more extra credit that should be allowed by law. He jumped off the screen with athleticism commensurate with his freakish training numbers. Sometimes athletic freaks end up being a little disappointing when they get on the field, but Vaki builds on what he was blessed with and consistently makes instinctively great moves.
And he’s pretty good at defense, too.
ST gameball: Becker It’s been a quiet season for Cole, but he seems to be coming back just fine, will hopefully be adding KOs back into his repertoire soon.
The game winner had zero doubt, was NFL-right-down-the-middle.
Even more cool for Becker, I took a quick peak at NetBuffs to see their reaction to the kicker they wish they still had just beating USC at the Coliseum. The posts were actually very cool, CU fans seem to be happy for Becker’s big win. Nice.