Olson, Moss shine in big games

Originally Published: September 19, 2005
By Todd McShay | Scouts, Inc.
The opportunity is there every Saturday. Some players seize it. Others let it slide away. Here's a look at the players who shined or slipped in Week 3:

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Brian Brohm, QB, Louisville
There was some criticism of Brohm after the Cardinals struggled in the opener versus Kentucky, but the sophomore quarterback silenced critics with his 368-yard, five touchdown performance against Oregon State. Coach Bobby Petrino and his staff deserve much credit for Brohm's veteran-like presence. With a well-oiled offensive machine led by star quarterback Stefan LeFors, there was no immediate reason for Brohm to play as a true freshman in 2004. However, the staff's commitment to developing the future franchise quarterback -- putting him in pressure situations against teams like Miami -- is paying dividends right now. The Cardinals defense is a work in progress after losing seven starters from last year's unit, so it is critical for Brohm and the offense to continue to pave the way.