South downs punchless North

Posted by hobsonschoice1 on January 29, 2011 – 7:10 pm

MOBILE, Ala. – Washington quarterback Jake Locker rebounded from a dismal first half and led the North to a touchdown (Maryland running back Da’ Rel Scott’s one-yard run) that cut the South’s lead to 17-10 with 19 seconds left in the third quarter.

But that was it as the South ended up winning the Under Armour Senior Bowl, 24-10, on a disappointing night the North’s vaunted passing attack and offensive line didn’t show. The final score came with about three minutes left when Florida State quarterback Christian Ponder, the South’s last healthy QB and te game’s MVP, threw a 24-yard bullet down the seam to TCU wide receiver Jeremy Kerley beating Rutgers safety Joe Lefeged.         

But it was Scott who was the hero of the North’s only drive. Under pressure, Locker unloaded a dump pass to the 5-10, 205-pounder over the middle and he rolled for 34 yards. Locker then tried to get the ball into the end zone to Boise State wide receiver Austin Pettis from the 22 and he got his hands on it before USC cornerback Shareece Wright was called for pass interference to set up the TD

Locker flashed his athleticism when he bolted out of the pocket for what looked to be a big gain, but the ball squirted out of his hands when he tried to make a move on Mississippi State defensive lineman Pernell McPhee and he needed a fumble recovery by tackle Jason Pinkston to keep the one TD drive  alive .

Ohio State wide receiver Dane Sanzenbacher made more noise than the big boys from Boise State and San Diego’s Vincent Brown with hi productive third quarter of four catches for 53 yards. The North’s Outstanding Player had to go defense and it was North Carolina cornerback Kendric Burney.

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7 Responses to “South downs punchless North”

  1. By wildcat14278 on Jan 29, 2011 | Reply

    These comments about the North’s offense, sounds a lot like the same comments about the Bengals offense this past season. The only difference is that none of these guys played on the Bengals this season. They did have one thing in common though, the same guy was calling the plays.

    I know this gets talked on here a lot, and obviously Bratkowski knows more about football than any of us who say stuff about the Bengals offense. He has been here since 2001, and did a great job. However I just think its obvious that its time for the Bengals and him to move on. It just does not work anymore, and gets tiring hearing how the offense was disappointing, just like with this game too.

  2. By carson9 on Jan 30, 2011 | Reply

    Congrats Bratt for horrific play calling yet again. Stat of the game was Time of Possession at the half. The south, 22 mins. Brat’s North, only 8 mins. Despite having an all star reciever crop, they had no pass offense whatsoever. Is this Deja Vu for Bengals fans??? After watching this game, I’m dreading our season even more. P A T H E T I C

  3. By jamison007 on Jan 30, 2011 | Reply

    Hmmm…why does the Senior Bowl results seem so famliar?
    Coach Lewis, speculation has it that you know you need a new direction for the offense – this Senior Bowl offensive showing hopefully has locked down your aspirations to recruit an offensive coordinator with a fresh, edgy perspective. I also heard Coach Lewis explaining how run plays were down in part due to use of no-huddle. Correct me if I am wrong, but at times this year, our only offense happened during no-huddle. And, from what I am learning, Carson calls the no-huddle plays. Hmmm….again, our OC just didn’t get it. I urge team not to abandon no-huddle, but take it to next level with running plays baked in to give Ced a chance to bust some big plays by putting Ds on heels with no-huddle.

  4. By mwindle1973 on Jan 30, 2011 | Reply

    Seems like there were more names being bandied about last year. Not a lot of buzz this year. But still this game confirmed this is a banner year for DEs and pretty deep for DTs. It’s a year full of 4-3 DEs. SOme so big they might be 3 techs in the NFL. There isn’t big oline talent in the top 15 but from there you have a very deep field. And especially if your looking for interior guys. The QB field is lackluster. I would be disappointed if we drafted a QB this year. Unless it be in the mid to late rounds. If we need one that bad sign a vet! Draft a QB next year, in what should be a pretty strong field. We could really use a SAM LB so we could move Rey to MIKE. Rey is not a true SAM anyway. We could move Michael Johnson back there or pick up a FA. Right now there’s not a lot of big bodied LBs out there with coverage skills.

  5. By mwindle1973 on Jan 31, 2011 | Reply

    So we finally have some change. Wish Brat well. I think he will likely land a WRs job this season or next. And could OC again. He’s had a rough stretch here. But he’s put up big #s everywhere he’s been. That’ll probably get him another shot. Now I’m wondering who the replacement will be. And more wondering that once the new OC is named, will the offensive coaching staff stay in tact? Or will the new guy, be bringing in some new guys with him? We really have a strong staff. A lot of people say Alexander needs to go, but he just was getting all kinds of credit for the over-achieving line of 09. A lot of times though when a new guy comes in he wants to bring in his own people who can do things the way he wants it done. But that would seem like a lot of ground given from Brown after it looked like he was drawing a line in the sand.

  6. By tepidfan31 on Feb 1, 2011 | Reply

    I think that Brat had to go, but only the Bengals can screw up the process. I wonder what effect the fans’ dissatisfaction was in the decision; was it partially to appease the disgruntled fans? I doubt that it was Palmer, although too many times this past season players expressed dismay as to the lack of adjustments and the apparent predictability of the offense. I also wonder if it was MB’s or Marvin’s decision. If it again was MB’s, as all fans probably believe, it says that Marvin did not get many concessions to return, and that MB can veto any move (coaches, players, etal) that Marvin wishes to make. Who will pick the next OC, and what about the other coaches, is it Brown or Marvin? It is truly sad, if it is still ALL MB, since any future success will be simply happenstance; it will be samo, samo in Bengal-land for the next decade. The reaction – I predict a fall in fan interest and seat licenses, which after 20 plus years Brown should expect.

  7. By mwindle1973 on Feb 1, 2011 | Reply

    I find it interesting that play calling in a Senior Bowl would be criticized. Say what you want about Brat. But opinions like that are born out of lack of knowledge more than anything. The OC/DC are supposed to call a vanilla playbook during the Senior game. They are supposed to call predictable plays and are limited to the simplest of formations. For instance you can’t have 3 WRs on one side of the field. The idea is to provide a level playing field for the players. Because everyone is looking to see how individual players perform. They don’t want to see if Brat is a good OC.

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