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    Play of the Game (but who did it?)

    I think the play of the game was the forced fumble by Minnesota's Gray. Who knocked it loose? All I could see was an arm reaching out of a pile from somebody whose back was turned. It was perfect timing and an unbelievably great play.



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    Re: Play of the Game (but who did it?)

    Jesse Smith... You don't have to see it to know it.



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    Re: Play of the Game (but who did it?)

    Jesse Smith



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    Re: Play of the Game (but who did it?)

    Quote Originally Posted by BKLYNCyclone View Post
    Jesse Smith... You don't have to see it to know it.

    How could you tell?

    It makes sense. We've seen him be in the right place at the right time all season. And several times, he has made moves with his back turned that have put him in perfect position for a big play.

    How do you teach someone to play like that?



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    Re: Play of the Game (but who did it?)

    Jesse Smith. He was wedged between two lineman, and you could just see his face, and right before the ball came free, he reached out and poked it out.



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    Re: Play of the Game (but who did it?)

    I wish he had another year at ISU. I love his attitude. Maybe he should be a Barnstormer.



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    Re: Play of the Game (but who did it?)

    Quote Originally Posted by SLCyclone View Post
    I wish he had another year at ISU. I love his attitude. Maybe he should be a Barnstormer.
    Indeed. He stepped up wonderfully this year. And he wasn't just making tackles that others missed. He was putting himself in the right places to make plays all over the field. And he made so many plays where he was essentially out of the play, such as the poke to force a fumble. We saw that sort of thing all season.

    How do you teach that?



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    Re: Play of the Game (but who did it?)

    It was Jesse Smith, but if you look at the stats, you'll see they didn't credit anyone for a forced fumble in the game.


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    Re: Play of the Game (but who did it?)

    Quote Originally Posted by rworkman83 View Post
    It was Jesse Smith, but if you look at the stats, you'll see they didn't credit anyone for a forced fumble in the game.
    It would be nice to have this clip on Youtube also.



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    Re: Play of the Game (but who did it?)

    It was ghost of Jack Trice either there or channeling through Jessie.

    He is now avenged and free to rest. Rest in Peace Mr. Trice, the 2009 Cyclones have avenged thee.

    Honor restored.

    (Credit where credit is due, I got the idea of mentioning this from a poster on another board, it is so true that I felt it was worthy of repeating).


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    Re: Play of the Game (but who did it?)

    My favorite play was on the run where it was either Franklin or Catlett that totally destroyed the Linebacker as ARob ran for a huge gain. He knocked the LB off his feet and put him on his back! GREAT play! However, this was just before the next play where we fumbled it away on a bad handoff.



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    Re: Play of the Game (but who did it?)

    Quote Originally Posted by Cycsk View Post
    How could you tell?

    It makes sense. We've seen him be in the right place at the right time all season. And several times, he has made moves with his back turned that have put him in perfect position for a big play.

    How do you teach someone to play like that?
    You can't teach it. It's all about instinct and heart. While Smith is limited in physical ability, you never see him give up on a play, and that gives him the opportunity to make more plays.

    To an extent, that's how Suh at Nebraska is. Yes, he has a TON more ability, but he never gives up on a play no matter where he is on the field.



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    Re: Play of the Game (but who did it?)

    Quote Originally Posted by cyrocksmypants View Post
    You can't teach it. It's all about instinct and heart. While Smith is limited in physical ability, you never see him give up on a play, and that gives him the opportunity to make more plays.

    To an extent, that's how Suh at Nebraska is. Yes, he has a TON more ability, but he never gives up on a play no matter where he is on the field.

    I suspect that we will see guys like Smith drawn to Rhoads as a coach. Good years to come.



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    Re: Play of the Game (but who did it?)

    Quote Originally Posted by Cycsk View Post
    How could you tell?
    Slow-mo Hi-Def rewind. I took a picture on my phone, texted his mom(whos # I got from the CIA), she confirmed that it was indeed Jesse's hand. Ok I made that up.


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    Re: Play of the Game (but who did it?)

    I just checked (haven't deleted off my dvr) and it's definitely Jesse Smith.



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