PROVO — So timing really is everything. Just ask anyone who doesn't have it. They can never get it right. They bring flowers the night they get dumped. They laugh before the joke is finished, or don't laugh when it is. They overcook their steaks and undercook their oatmeal. They leave the theater during the credits and find out later there were some great outtakes at the end.
And then there's Eathyn Manumaleuna, who has the timing of a late-night talk show host.
He hits it every time.
With the Washington Huskies in a fourth-and-7 situation at the BYU 27 and 1:55 remaining, Manumaleuna rose up to block Jake Locker's pass, to preserve a 23-17 Cougar win, Saturday at LaVell Edwards Stadium. That not only made him a hero of the game, but a hero of two games.
In his last two college outings — 2 1/2 years apart — he's secured wins by blocking the football in the closing seconds.