ECU quarterback, Shane Carden, spread the ball around all night, but Freak Magic made his presence known when his number was called. Beginning with a trick play where he threw a TD, Hardy worked the defensive zone, beat defenders one-on-one, and just did all night what any Backyard Baller is expected to do--Ball Out. What was particularly impressive about Hardy's performance was the economy of effort. He didn't look to be working all that hard. Not to say he wasn't giving his 100%, he just made it look easy. It was a cerebral performance, one that demonstrates his maturation as a player and understanding of the position. The performance certainly kicked off the Justin Hardy to the Queen City campaign bang.
Here's a look at his stat sheet:
Hardy accelerates and feigns a corner feign route, instead button just inside the goal line.