This wasn't a particularly standout game for Hardy. Some of that should be attributed to the defensive play of Kendell Fuller. Most of this, however, was simply because of poor play by ECU. Hardy didn't seem to be the root of the problem.
What did stand out then? Hardy made a savvy play in the 1st quarter on 2nd and 3 on a deep shot, where he got away with an offensive pass interference and drew a defensive pass interference on Kyle Fuller. Both guys were hand-fighting down the sideline with the ball in the air. Seeing exactly where the official was ahead, Hardy tugged the back of Fuller's jersey with his left hand throwing Fuller off balance a bit. It drew enough contact for the officiating to call interference on Hardy's route. Looking closely at the play, Hardy should have been flagged.
One of the keys to Hardy's game are the little nuances that pay big dividends. The "Man with the Golden Gloves" is a smart receiver. C3 described him as cerebral in Week 1, and it continues to show with this small play that eventually resulted in a touchdown for the Pirates. Another week and another showing that Hardy would be a smart addition to the +Carolina Panthers in 2015.