JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- The best news coming out of Northwestern's 34-20 win over Mississippi State in Tuesday's Gator Bowl, was that the monkey has been destroyed.
Nick Allegretti is the center on Lincoln-Way East's top-ranked football team, which means he is as anonymous as John Doe.
A running back without five dependable offensive linemen blocking in front of him is like a target in a shooting gallery.
Ask Chris James.
Tragedy struck the Northwestern family last month after former offensive lineman Leon Brockmeier died of natural of natural causes. He was 34.