I thought of that moment after senior Arizona receiver Travis Cobb's performance Saturday night. I wrote a blog post about his upcoming game just 48 hours before his team's contest with ninth-ranked Iowa, then he followed it up with a huge play on a national stage to help his squad pull off an upset win.
The former Gryphon (Class of 2005), who had little success on the gridiron as a receiver and much more on the diamond (batted .294, scored 20 runs as a second baseman his senior season) in his prep days, returned a kickoff 100 yards for a touchdown - part of the Wildcats' 34-27 late triumph over the Hawkeys before the homefolks in Tuscon. It was the only matchup Saturday of two ranked teams.
He closed the evening with 148 yards in returns, caught a pass for four yards and had two carries for seven yards.
It looks like the now 14th-ranked Wildcats, a 10-spot jump from last week, will likely compete with Oregon, Stanford and USC for the Pac-10 title.
And speaking of Stanford, another Gryphon alum had to watch some carnage from the sidelines in Palo Alto a little later that evening.
Wake Forest redshirt freshman Whit Barnes, currently a third-string offensive lineman there, had to watch Andrew Luck and the Cardinal demolish the Deacons 68-24.