Sunday Morning Bloody Mary: Snow doesn't bother Dion Lewis

CINCINNATI OH - DECEMBER 04: Dion Lewis #28 of the Pittsburgh Panthers runs with the ball during the Big East Conference game against the Cincinnati Bearcats at Nippert Stadium on December 4 2010 in Cincinnati Ohio. Pittsburgh won 28-10. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

It took nearly all season, but Pittsburgh running back Dion Lewis finally lived up to what everyone expected on Saturday.

The heavy snow in Cincinnati seemed to have no effect on the talented sophomore. He ran the ball a mind-numbing 42 times for 261 yards and four touchdowns. When he enters his junior season in 2011, he should be considered one of the better draft-eligible running backs in the nation.

Its been a rough second season for the  Big East's reigning Offensive Player of the Year. Saturday's game was only his third of more than 100 yards rushing. On the season, he has 956 yards on the ground after gaining 1,799 as a freshman.

As a prospect, Lewis isn't better than fellow sophomores LaMichael James, Trent Richardson or Ryan Williams. But he should be considered in the next group consisting of Kenjon Barner, Bernard Pierce and Chris Polk.

Every Sunday we'll talk about roster move, injury or weather affecting an NFL Draft prospect. These posts will be sponsored by Absolut.

ENJOY WITH ABSOLUT RESPONSIBILITY®

(You may want to check out the photo gallery from this game by clicking on the photo. Really good stuff. Snow games rule.)

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