Louisiana Tech beat Hawaii 31-14 in the SoFi Hawaii Bowl. Five thoughts and analysis of the win, and what it all means.
5. The great Jaylon Ferguson
Louisiana Tech can boast the greatest pass rusher in the history of college football – at least as long as the sack records have been kept.
Arizona State’s Terrell Suggs held the NCAA sack mark of 45 for 15 years, but Ferguson kept on coming against the Hawaii passing game, had to struggle to finally get over the mark – he didn’t get credit for a half a sack – and then he pulled it off.
He’s a real, live NFL prospect who probably should’ve protected his millions likely to come his way, but he showed off something to the GMs in this.
Any NFL talent evaluator and front office guy worth his salt wants the players to have as much tread on the tires as possible, and this game on the field shouldn’t change any minds, but the attitude might just make him some money and help him with his draft stock.
Ferguson never wavered about playing in this exhibition game, he showed the fight and the fire to go after the win, and to get the sack total, and he looked and played like a guy who enjoys doing this football thing.
And he can get to the quarterback, too. The NFL tends to like those guys.